Southwest Ranches, FL
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Southwest Ranches is a somewhat small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 7,852 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Southwest Ranches is the 229th largest community in Florida.

Southwest Ranches home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Southwest Ranches real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Southwest Ranches is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Southwest Ranches is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southwest Ranches who work in management occupations (22.36%), office and administrative support (11.25%), and sales jobs (10.68%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.98% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 of many things, Southwest Ranches is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Southwest Ranches 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Southwest Ranches has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Southwest Ranches’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Southwest Ranches, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.12 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small town, Southwest Ranches doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Southwest Ranches is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.22% of adults in Southwest Ranches have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Southwest Ranches in 2010 was $44,693, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,772 for a family of four. However, Southwest Ranches contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Southwest Ranches is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Southwest Ranches home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Southwest Ranches residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Southwest Ranches also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.34% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Southwest Ranches include Irish, Italian, English, and Jamaican.

In addition, Southwest Ranches has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.36%).

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

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