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 87.46% 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 (22.18%), office and administrative support (11.78%), and sales jobs (11.48%).
Also of interest is that Southwest Ranches has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Southwest Ranches telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.16% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Southwest Ranches really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Southwest Ranches perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Southwest Ranches, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.32 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Southwest Ranches is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Southwest Ranches are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.88% of adults in Southwest Ranches have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Southwest Ranches in 2010 was $44,875, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,500 for a family of four.
Southwest Ranches is an extremely 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 33.32% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Southwest Ranches include Irish, Italian, English, and Jamaican.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Southwest Ranches's cultural character, accounting for 28.10% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Southwest Ranches is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.