Winter Garden is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 45,266 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Winter Garden is the 88th largest community in Florida. Winter Garden has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Winter Garden, where the median household income is $64,683.00.
Winter Garden is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Winter Garden is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winter Garden who work in management occupations (16.10%), sales jobs (11.74%), and office and administrative support (9.72%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.55% 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.
The education level of Winter Garden ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Winter Garden, 41.96% 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 2010 was $32,665, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,660 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 26.79% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Winter Garden include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Haitian.
Winter Garden also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.40%.
The most common language spoken in Winter Garden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.