Winter Haven, FL


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Winter Haven is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 37,689 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Winter Haven is the 90th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Winter Haven isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Winter Haven are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Winter Haven is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Winter Haven who work in office and administrative support (11.75%), sales jobs (9.67%), and food service (8.90%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Winter Haven rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.85% of adults 25 and older in Winter Haven have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Winter Haven in 2010 was $21,448, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,792 for a family of four. However, Winter Haven contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Winter Haven is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Winter Haven home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Winter Haven residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Winter Haven also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Winter Haven include English, Irish, Haitian, and Italian.

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