West Park, FL
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West Park is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 15,097 people and three constituent neighborhoods, West Park is the 158th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Park is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Park who work in office and administrative support (20.24%), sales jobs (11.02%), and maintenance occupations (6.64%).

In West Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.16 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For a small city, West Park has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in West Park exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

In terms of college education, the citizens of West Park rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.59% of adults 25 and older in West Park have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in West Park in 2010 was $15,467, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,868 for a family of four. However, West Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Park residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. West Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.06% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Park include Haitian, German, Irish, and English.

West Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.00%.

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