Winter Garden, FL

Winter Garden profile

Living in Winter Garden

Winter Garden is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 46,964 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Winter Garden is the 73rd largest community in Florida. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Winter Garden, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Winter Garden, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Winter Garden’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Winter Garden does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $85,065.00.

Winter Garden is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Winter Garden is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Winter Garden who work in management occupations (18.17%), sales jobs (15.84%), and office and administrative support (9.06%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.64% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.70 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Winter Garden ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Winter Garden, 41.48% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Winter Garden in 2018 was $35,830, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,320 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 24.61% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Winter Garden include German, Irish, English, Italian, and British.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Winter Garden's cultural character, accounting for 25.41% of the city’s population.

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