Weston, FL
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Living in Weston


Weston is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 71,210 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 90.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Weston is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Weston who work in management occupations (19.90%), sales jobs (15.15%), and office and administrative support (10.88%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.87% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Weston 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, Weston really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Weston 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 Weston is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Weston, the average commute to work is 31.89 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Weston, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Weston is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.67% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Weston in 2010 was $42,952, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,808 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 53.64% 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 Italian, German, Irish, Russian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Weston's cultural character, accounting for 46.17% of the city’s population.

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