Homestead, Florida is a small city with a population of just under 69,000. Families with young children are a common sight, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the community, though young professionals are well-represented as well. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 31, are decidedly younger than most cities in Florida. Most residents rent in Homestead, and 39% of residents own their homes. At $1,203/month, the average rent is roughly the same as the state average.
Averaging about 41 minutes, Homestead's commute time is slower than the Florida average of about 29 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 35% of residents, while public transit isn't used extensively. Few commuters walk to work.
Six percent of the population in Homestead works in retail, making it the most common industry. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, making it the top profession in the city. Homestead workers earn an average annual income of around $55,000, around $11,000 less than the average Florida resident. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Among residents older than 25 in Homestead, 8% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.