Sunrise, FL
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Sunrise is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 95,458 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Sunrise is the 29th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Sunrise isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sunrise are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sunrise is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sunrise who work in office and administrative support (17.85%), sales jobs (12.18%), and management occupations (9.59%).

Also of interest is that Sunrise has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In terms of college education, Sunrise is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.85% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sunrise in 2010 was $24,853, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,412 for a family of four. However, Sunrise contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sunrise is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sunrise home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sunrise residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Sunrise also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.39% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sunrise include Jamaican, Haitian, Italian, German, and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Sunrise's cultural character, accounting for 38.41% of the city’s population.

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