Longwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 15,087 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Longwood is the 173rd largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Longwood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Longwood is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Longwood who work in management occupations (14.38%), sales jobs (12.81%), and office and administrative support (11.16%).
A relatively large number of people in Longwood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.51% 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.
The percentage of people in Longwood who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.57% of adults in Longwood have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Longwood in 2018 was $31,750, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,000 for a family of four. However, Longwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Longwood is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Longwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Longwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Longwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Longwood include Irish, German, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Longwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.