The Villages, FL
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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. Much of the housing stock in The Villages was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local The Villages economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in The Villages, where the median household income is $55,708.00.

The Villages is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, The Villages is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in The Villages who work in sales jobs (21.46%), office and administrative support (17.85%), and management occupations (12.05%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.74% 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 education level of The Villages citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.73% of adults in The Villages have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in The Villages in 2010 was $37,608, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,432 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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