Valrico, FL
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Valrico is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 38,146 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Valrico is the 82nd largest community in Florida.

Valrico is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Valrico is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Valrico who work in office and administrative support (15.67%), management occupations (13.68%), and sales jobs (12.10%).

Also of interest is that Valrico 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 Valrico telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.59% 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.

Because of many things, Valrico is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Valrico really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Valrico perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Valrico, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.98 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Valrico are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.29% of adults in Valrico have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Valrico in 2010 was $33,267, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,068 for a family of four. However, Valrico contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Valrico is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Valrico home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Valrico residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Valrico also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.44% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Valrico include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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