Oviedo, FL
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Oviedo is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 39,337 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Oviedo is the 91st largest community in Florida.

Housing costs in Oviedo are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.

Oviedo is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oviedo is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oviedo who work in office and administrative support (15.49%), management occupations (13.22%), and sales jobs (12.48%).

Also of interest is that Oviedo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Oviedo, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Oviedo provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Because of many things, Oviedo is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oviedo a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Oviedo has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Oviedo’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Oviedo, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.76 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Oviedo is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Oviedo area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Oviedo are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.17% of adults in Oviedo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Oviedo in 2010 was $31,251, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,004 for a family of four. However, Oviedo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Oviedo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Oviedo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oviedo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Oviedo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.55% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oviedo include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Oviedo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.