Oviedo, FL
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Oviedo is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 40,785 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Oviedo is the 91st largest community in Florida.

Oviedo is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oviedo is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oviedo who work in office and administrative support (14.82%), management occupations (13.91%), and sales jobs (12.21%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.38% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

Oviedo is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 31.03 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Oviedo are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.87% 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 $32,834, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,336 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 21.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oviedo include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Oviedo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.