Wellington, FL
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Wellington is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Florida. With a population of 64,848 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Wellington is the 48th largest community in Florida.

Wellington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Wellington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Wellington is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.91% 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 (13.73%), management occupations (13.30%), and office and administrative support (12.35%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.30% 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Wellington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wellington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Wellington ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Wellington, 44.09% 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 $38,707, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,828 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 23.24% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wellington include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

Wellington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.72%.

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