Weston, FL
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Weston is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 70,015 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Weston is the 38th largest community in Florida.

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

Weston is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Weston is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Weston who work in management occupations (20.00%), sales jobs (16.62%), and office and administrative support (12.39%).

Also of interest is that Weston 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 Weston telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.26% 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.

Weston 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 city’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, Weston’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Weston, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.98 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 the size of the city, public transportation in Weston is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Weston, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Weston is a pretty powerful place. 58.70% of the adults in Weston have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Weston in 2010 was $39,844, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,376 for a family of four. However, Weston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Weston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Weston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Weston, accounting for 50.88% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Weston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Weston include German, Irish, Russian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Weston's cultural character, accounting for 43.61% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Weston is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Langs. of India.