Southwest Ranches is a somewhat small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 7,981 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 85.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Southwest Ranches is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southwest Ranches who work in sales jobs (15.78%), management occupations (14.74%), and office and administrative support (14.12%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.70% 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 32.98 minutes every day commuting to work.
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 education level of Southwest Ranches ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Southwest Ranches, 41.27% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Southwest Ranches in 2010 was $47,107, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,428 for a family of four. However, Southwest Ranches contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 33.02% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Southwest Ranches include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Jamaican.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Southwest Ranches's cultural character, accounting for 28.76% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Southwest Ranches is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.