Welaka is a tiny town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 682 people and just one neighborhood, Welaka is the 434th largest community in Florida.
Occupations and Workforce
Welaka is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Welaka is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Welaka who work in sales jobs (15.43%), management occupations (14.86%) and office and administrative support (12.00%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Welaka is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Welaka has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Welaka has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Welaka than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Welaka may be for you.
In Welaka, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.24 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Welaka doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.