Wellington, FL
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Living in Wellington


Wellington is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Florida. With a population of 65,200 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Wellington is the 48th largest community in Florida.

Housing costs in Wellington are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.

Wellington is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wellington is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wellington who work in sales jobs (13.29%), management occupations (13.13%), and office and administrative support (12.05%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.69% 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.

Wellington 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 village’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, Wellington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Wellington ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Wellington, 44.89% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Wellington in 2018 was $40,164, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $160,656 for a family of four. However, Wellington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wellington is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Wellington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wellington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wellington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.73% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wellington include German, Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

In addition, Wellington has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.65%).

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