The Villages is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 62,250 people and two constituent neighborhoods, The Villages is the 58th largest community in Florida. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in The Villages, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to The Villages, and putting down their money on brand new construction. The Villages’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. The Villages does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $63,841.00.
The Villages is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, The Villages is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in The Villages who work in sales jobs (14.29%), office and administrative support (14.00%), and personal care services (11.91%).
Of important note, The Villages is also a town of artists. The Villages has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape The Villages’s character.
Also of interest is that The Villages has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 20.60% 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.
In addition, The Villages is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
The Villages is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.33% of adults in The Villages 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 The Villages in 2018 was $45,307, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,228 for a family of four.
The people who call The Villages home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of The Villages residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in The Villages include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in The Villages is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.