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 63,900 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 90.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wellington is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wellington who work in sales jobs (13.87%), management occupations (13.74%), and office and administrative support (12.93%).

Also of interest is that Wellington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Wellington is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Wellington area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Wellington are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.53% of adults in Wellington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wellington in 2010 was $37,633, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,532 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 22.09% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wellington include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

Wellington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.24%.

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