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%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.69% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Wellington is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wellington 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 village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wellington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 2010 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.

Wellington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.65%.

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