Winter Park, FL
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Winter Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 29,943 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Winter Park is the 102nd largest community in Florida.

Winter Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Winter Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Winter Park is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Winter Park is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winter Park who work in management occupations (17.26%), sales jobs (12.50%), and office and administrative support (11.18%).

Of important note, Winter Park is also a city of artists. Winter Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Winter Park’s character.

Also of interest is that Winter Park 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 Park telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.53% 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.

Winter Park is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Winter Park enrolled in college, Winter Park has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Winter Park. 56.72% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Winter Park in 2010 was $50,231, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,924 for a family of four. However, Winter Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Winter Park is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Winter Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Winter Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Winter Park include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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