Wesley Chapel, FL
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Living in Wesley Chapel


Wesley Chapel is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 46,001 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Wesley Chapel is the 64th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Wesley Chapel was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Wesley Chapel economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Wesley Chapel, where the median household income is $79,836.00.

Wesley Chapel is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wesley Chapel is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wesley Chapel who work in sales jobs (15.40%), management occupations (12.53%), and office and administrative support (12.31%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.79% 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.

Because of many things, Wesley Chapel 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, Wesley Chapel really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wesley Chapel 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.

One downside of living in Wesley Chapel is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Wesley Chapel, the average commute to work is 33.02 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Wesley Chapel are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.02% of adults in Wesley Chapel 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 Wesley Chapel in 2010 was $33,684, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,736 for a family of four. However, Wesley Chapel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wesley Chapel is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wesley Chapel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wesley Chapel residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wesley Chapel also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.22% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wesley Chapel include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Wesley Chapel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.