Winter Springs, FL
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Winter Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 34,789 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Winter Springs is the 92nd largest community in Florida.

Housing costs in Winter Springs are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.

Winter Springs is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Winter Springs is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winter Springs who work in office and administrative support (14.59%), sales jobs (14.35%), and management occupations (12.65%).

Also of interest is that Winter Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.46% 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.

Because of many things, Winter Springs is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Winter Springs really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Winter Springs perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Winter Springs citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.88% of adults in Winter Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Winter Springs in 2010 was $32,454, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,816 for a family of four. However, Winter Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Winter Springs is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Winter Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Winter Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Winter Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Winter Springs include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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