Kissimmee, FL

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Living in Kissimmee

Kissimmee is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 72,717 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, Kissimmee is the 44th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kissimmee is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kissimmee is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kissimmee who work in sales jobs (12.91%), office and administrative support (11.08%), and food service (9.70%).

One downside of living in Kissimmee, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.42 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Kissimmee citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.40% of adults 25 and older in Kissimmee have a college degree.

The per capita income in Kissimmee in 2018 was $18,974, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,896 for a family of four. However, Kissimmee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kissimmee is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kissimmee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Kissimmee, accounting for 68.66% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Kissimmee residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kissimmee include Irish, German, Italian, Jamaican, and English.

Kissimmee also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.48%.

The most common language spoken in Kissimmee is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.

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