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 $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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 20.60% 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.
In addition, The Villages is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
The education level of The Villages ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in The Villages, 42.33% 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 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.