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Valparaiso, FL

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Overview


Valparaiso is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 5,069 people and just one neighborhood, Valparaiso is the 291st largest community in Florida.

Occupations and Workforce

13.14% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Valparaiso. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Retail industries respectively employ 18.13% and 17.97% of the civilian workforce.

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

Setting & Lifestyle

Valparaiso is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.95 minutes getting to work every day.

Demographics

The overall education level of Valparaiso citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.49% of adults in Valparaiso have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Valparaiso in 2018 was $34,873, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,492 for a family of four. However, Valparaiso contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Valparaiso is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Valparaiso home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Valparaiso residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Valparaiso also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Valparaiso include German, Irish, English, French, and Polish.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

Occupations

With 11.3% of employed workers living in the neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 99.5% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Furthermore, the neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Valparaiso are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 58.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 15.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 60.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 36.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 30.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.7%), and 14.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.9%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Valparaiso, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (13.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.9%), and residents who report English roots (9.1%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (4.2%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (3.8%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (74.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (17.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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