Southwest Ranches is a somewhat small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 7,958 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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.70% 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.
Southwest Ranches 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 town’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, Southwest Ranches’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Southwest Ranches is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Southwest Ranches, the average commute to work is 32.98 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Southwest Ranches doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Southwest Ranches is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.27% of adults in Southwest Ranches have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
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.