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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Winter Haven is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Winter Haven is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Winter Haven who work in office and administrative support (13.77%), sales jobs (11.36%), and food service (8.73%).

The percentage of adults in Winter Haven who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.03% of the adults in Winter Haven have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Winter Haven in 2010 was $21,590, 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 $86,360 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 12.05% 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.