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. Wesley Chapel has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. 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.
Wesley Chapel 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 town’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, Wesley Chapel’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Wesley Chapel, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.02 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Wesley Chapel ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Wesley Chapel, 41.02% 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 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.