Weston, FL
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Weston is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 69,959 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 91.87% 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 (19.98%), sales jobs (16.83%), and office and administrative support (12.02%).

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 10.20% 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, 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.03 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Weston. 59.06% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Weston in 2010 was $40,389, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,556 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 50.27% 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 41.19% of the city’s population.

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