Southwest Ranches is a somewhat small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 7,957 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Southwest Ranches is the 229th largest community in Florida.
Southwest Ranches home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Southwest Ranches real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Southwest Ranches is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Southwest Ranches is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southwest Ranches who work in sales jobs (13.83%), management occupations (12.79%), and healthcare (12.03%).
Of important note, Southwest Ranches is also a town of artists. Southwest Ranches has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Southwest Ranches’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.33% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Southwest Ranches 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, Southwest Ranches really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Southwest Ranches 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.
One downside of living in Southwest Ranches, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.95 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Southwest Ranches ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Southwest Ranches, 44.70% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Southwest Ranches in 2018 was $57,643, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $230,572 for a family of four.
Southwest Ranches is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Southwest Ranches home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Southwest Ranches residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Southwest Ranches also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.77% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Southwest Ranches include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Jamaican.
Southwest Ranches also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.37%.
The most common language spoken in Southwest Ranches is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.