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 87.85% 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 (16.15%), management occupations (13.04%), and sales jobs (12.25%).
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: 7.63% 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Valrico a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Valrico has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Valrico’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Valrico, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.90 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Valrico is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Valrico, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
In terms of college education, Valrico is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.52% of adults in Valrico have a college degree.
The per capita income in Valrico in 2010 was $32,254, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,016 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 17.23% 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.