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.
Valrico is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Valrico’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Valrico is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Valrico, the average commute to work is 32.90 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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.
The overall education level of Valrico citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.52% 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 $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.