Winter Garden is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 46,051 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Winter Garden is the 88th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Winter Garden was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Winter Garden economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Winter Garden, where the median household income is $73,739.00.
Winter Garden is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.82% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Winter Garden is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winter Garden who work in management occupations (17.60%), sales jobs (12.95%), and food service (8.53%).
Also of interest is that Winter Garden 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 Winter Garden telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.76% 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.
One downside of living in Winter Garden is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Winter Garden, the average commute to work is 30.65 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Winter Garden is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.47% of adults in Winter Garden 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 Winter Garden in 2018 was $34,737, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,948 for a family of four. However, Winter Garden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Winter Garden is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Winter Garden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Winter Garden residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Winter Garden also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Winter Garden include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.
Winter Garden also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.02%.
The most common language spoken in Winter Garden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.