The Villages, FL

The Villages profile

Living in The Villages

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.

A relatively large number of people in The Villages telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 20.60% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

The citizens of The Villages are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.33% of adults in The Villages have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's 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.