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 86.64% 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 (16.25%), management occupations (13.59%), and sales jobs (11.42%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.47% 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.

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 32.69 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Valrico citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.13% of adults in Valrico have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Valrico in 2010 was $31,598, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,392 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 17.88% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Valrico include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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