Westlake, FL
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Westlake profile

Living in Westlake

Westlake is a tiny city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,182 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Westlake is the 433rd largest community in Florida. Westlake 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 Westlake, where the median household income is $107,664.00.

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

Of important note, Westlake is also a city of artists. Westlake has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Westlake’s character.

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

A relatively large number of people in Westlake telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.91% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Westlake 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, Westlake really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Westlake 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.

In Westlake, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 50.78 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Being a small city, Westlake does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Westlake is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.04% of adults in Westlake have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Westlake in 2018 was $41,705, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $166,820 for a family of four. However, Westlake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Westlake is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Westlake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westlake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Westlake also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.69% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Westlake include German, Jamaican, English, Irish, and Haitian.

In addition, Westlake has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.91%).

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