These Are The 10 Hardest Working Places In Florida

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by Chris Kolmar
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America has been known as the land of opportunity for as long as I can remember. It’s the one place in the world where if you bare down and keep your nose to the grindstone, you can make a better life for your family and yourself.

And while everyone in Florida works hard, there’s a certain part of the Sunshine State that takes the Puritan work ethic to the extreme — the hardest working places in Florida .

Who’s the leader of this work around the clock ethos? That would be Parkland which takes top honors for the hardest working place in Florida. People work so hard there they manage to make getting to work a job.

So what other places burn the midnight oil to bring home a large piece of bacon? You’re going to have to get to the office early and stay late on Fridays to beat out these places in Florida for a promotion:

  1. Parkland
  2. Doral
  3. Pinecrest
  4. Valparaiso
  5. Palmetto Bay
  6. Oviedo
  7. North Bay Village
  8. Gulf Breeze
  9. Cooper City
  10. Weston

So listen up Live Oak as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.

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How We Determined The Hardest Working Places In The Sunshine State

Like all problems here at Zippia, we start with the data to answer the hard questions. Some might even consider us the hardest working data-crunchers this side of the Mississippi.

In this particular case, we went to the latest version of the American Community Survey looking for answers. As luck would have it, the Census Bureau just released the 2009-2014 5-Yr Estimate which would make this analysis the first of its kind with the new data.

After scrolling through what seemed like hundreds of criteria, we settled on this set for each State:

  • Average hours worked
  • Average commute time
  • Workers per household (Employed labor force divided by the number households)
  • Labor force participation rate
  • Adults with a college degree

Our thinking went something along the lines of if you are spent the many years getting a degree, are actively seeking employment, work a ton of hours when employed, and spend forever getting to work, you get the Zippia hardworking stamp of approval.

After we got the data for all 215 places in Florida, we ranked each place from 1 to 215 for each of the criteria with 1 being the “hardest working”.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each to create a hardworking index.

Finally, we crowned the place with the lowest hard working index the “Hardest Working Place In Florida”. And, at the end of the day, Parkland had its hard work pay off.

Read the detailed chart below to learn a bit more about why each place ranked where it did.

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1. Parkland

Parkland, Florida

Source: Flickr

Population: 25,895College Graduates: 61.8%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 39.4
Workers Per Household: 1.7

2. Doral

Doral, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 49,363College Graduates: 53.7%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 38.8
Workers Per Household: 1.7

3. Pinecrest

Pinecrest, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,914College Graduates: 63.6%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 40.1
Workers Per Household: 1.6

4. Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,109College Graduates: 32.0%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 43.6
Workers Per Household: 2.1

5. Palmetto Bay

Palmetto Bay, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,214College Graduates: 53.3%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 39.4
Workers Per Household: 1.7

6. Oviedo

Oviedo, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 35,602College Graduates: 42.6%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 37.6
Workers Per Household: 1.9

7. North Bay Village

North Bay Village, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,453College Graduates: 40.6%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 39.7
Workers Per Household: 1.5

8. Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,984College Graduates: 46.9%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 40.2
Workers Per Household: 1.4

9. Cooper City

Cooper City, Florida

Source: Flickr

Population: 32,058College Graduates: 41.8%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 38.9
Workers Per Household: 1.7

10. Weston

Weston, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 67,567College Graduates: 57.9%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 40.1
Workers Per Household: 1.6

Detailed List Of Hardest Working Places In Florida

The cities below are every single location in Florida, including CDPs, which we left out above. They reflect city names, populations, percentage of college graduates and hours worked per person, per city, as well as full-time workers per household.

Parkland 1 25,895 61.8% 39.4 1.7
Doral 2 49,363 53.7% 38.8 1.7
Pinecrest 3 18,914 63.6% 40.1 1.6
Valparaiso 4 5,109 32.0% 43.6 2.1
Palmetto Bay 5 24,214 53.3% 39.4 1.7
Oviedo 6 35,602 42.6% 37.6 1.9
North Bay Village 7 7,453 40.6% 39.7 1.5
Gulf Breeze 8 5,984 46.9% 40.2 1.4
Cooper City 9 32,058 41.8% 38.9 1.7
Weston 10 67,567 57.9% 40.1 1.6
Maitland 11 16,273 58.9% 39.2 1.3
Coral Gables 12 49,319 62.1% 38.5 1.4
Key West 13 25,187 30.6% 39.4 1.6
Key Biscayne 14 12,774 73.2% 41.2 1.2
Minneola 15 9,849 22.0% 39.9 1.7
Wellington 16 59,022 42.9% 39.1 1.6
Atlantic Beach 17 12,840 46.4% 38.6 1.3
Cutler Bay 18 42,573 30.3% 40.0 1.7
Surfside 19 5,927 56.6% 42.9 1.2
Miami Lakes 20 30,396 31.8% 38.5 1.6
Neptune Beach 21 6,733 50.8% 39.7 1.3
Tequesta 22 5,756 45.0% 39.1 1.2
Southwest Ranches 23 7,583 38.2% 38.6 2.0
Plantation 24 88,486 40.2% 39.6 1.5
Niceville 25 13,562 32.9% 38.2 1.4
Newberry 26 5,185 30.1% 38.5 1.4
Winter Garden 27 36,826 35.7% 38.7 1.6
Jupiter 28 57,625 44.0% 39.7 1.2
Belle Isle 29 6,265 39.5% 38.2 1.6
Destin 30 12,840 38.1% 38.3 1.4
Miami Beach 31 90,669 43.2% 40.2 1.2
Jacksonville Beach 32 21,822 42.0% 39.6 1.2
Miami Shores 33 10,736 44.6% 40.0 1.7
St. Augustine Beach 34 6,422 55.7% 39.7 1.2
Satellite Beach 35 10,262 39.2% 39.2 1.3
Lake Mary 36 14,605 41.3% 38.2 1.5
Davie 37 95,721 33.0% 38.3 1.6
Bay Harbor Islands 38 5,847 48.9% 42.8 1.1
Coral Springs 39 125,150 35.1% 38.3 1.8
Royal Palm Beach 40 35,482 26.1% 38.8 1.7
Miramar 41 128,414 31.0% 39.2 1.9
Ocoee 42 38,340 29.4% 38.7 1.7
Clewiston 43 7,184 22.3% 41.1 1.6
Temple Terrace 44 25,098 41.7% 37.9 1.4
Safety Harbor 45 17,017 37.8% 39.4 1.2
Palm Beach Gardens 46 50,147 46.9% 40.3 1.1
South Miami 47 12,036 41.8% 38.7 1.6
Boca Raton 48 88,187 52.1% 38.3 1.3
Winter Park 49 28,771 54.2% 38.8 1.1
Apopka 50 44,462 27.0% 39.0 1.6
Altamonte Springs 51 41,889 33.9% 38.6 1.5
Winter Springs 52 33,673 35.5% 36.9 1.6
Pembroke Pines 53 159,920 32.5% 38.8 1.5
North Palm Beach 54 12,272 44.0% 39.2 1.0
Palm Beach 55 8,344 61.3% 40.9 0.5
Lighthouse Point 56 10,693 43.8% 38.9 1.2
Sunny Isles Beach 57 21,583 44.2% 40.4 0.9
Sunrise 58 88,391 25.9% 38.5 1.6
St. Augustine 59 13,440 36.3% 35.6 1.3
Lynn Haven 60 19,049 29.3% 38.9 1.3
Orlando 61 250,224 33.4% 38.7 1.4
Naples 62 20,214 52.6% 39.4 0.7
St. Pete Beach 63 9,408 50.5% 38.0 1.0
Coconut Creek 64 55,590 33.9% 39.2 1.4
Gainesville 65 126,465 42.6% 33.8 1.3
Panama City Beach 66 11,884 24.2% 38.4 1.3
Marco Island 67 16,921 44.8% 39.1 0.7
Marathon 68 8,529 24.7% 38.1 1.4
Miami Springs 69 14,255 25.7% 38.3 1.6
Aventura 70 36,979 50.9% 40.9 0.9
Oldsmar 71 13,730 24.1% 38.5 1.5
Mascotte 72 5,197 6.9% 37.4 1.9
Sanibel 73 6,761 63.7% 37.8 0.7
Alachua 74 9,291 34.3% 38.3 1.1
High Springs 75 5,499 26.7% 38.7 1.5
Sweetwater 76 20,562 16.8% 37.1 1.8
Pensacola 77 52,505 33.0% 38.6 1.3
Tallahassee 78 185,395 47.5% 34.8 1.4
Longboat Key 79 7,003 60.4% 36.1 0.4
Longwood 80 13,776 23.0% 37.0 1.7
West Palm Beach 81 102,283 31.2% 38.4 1.3
New Smyrna Beach 82 22,993 32.1% 39.0 0.8
Tampa 83 348,934 33.7% 38.7 1.3
St. Petersburg 84 248,429 30.0% 38.1 1.3
Fernandina Beach 85 11,851 38.5% 39.2 1.1
Clearwater 86 109,210 27.9% 38.6 1.2
Clermont 87 29,582 27.6% 38.2 1.2
North Lauderdale 88 42,354 13.5% 37.0 1.9
Hialeah Gardens 89 22,660 16.9% 37.7 1.9
Dunedin 90 35,538 29.0% 38.4 1.1
Mount Dora 91 12,663 29.2% 38.0 1.1
Hollywood 92 145,128 26.8% 38.3 1.4
Fort Walton Beach 93 20,320 23.2% 38.7 1.3
Crestview 94 22,099 19.9% 38.3 1.3
Greenacres 95 38,444 18.9% 37.8 1.6
Fort Lauderdale 96 171,137 33.9% 39.4 1.3
Jacksonville 97 837,533 25.5% 38.8 1.4
Seminole 98 17,477 30.6% 38.3 0.9
Cocoa Beach 99 11,287 41.8% 38.8 0.9
West Melbourne 100 19,208 32.0% 37.9 1.2
Wilton Manors 101 11,994 36.3% 40.2 1.2
Delray Beach 102 62,828 33.7% 38.3 1.3
Ormond Beach 103 38,502 31.3% 38.1 1.0
North Miami 104 60,756 19.5% 37.1 1.7
Port Orange 105 57,218 25.2% 36.6 1.1
Plant City 106 35,866 18.2% 39.9 1.4
West Miami 107 6,197 17.0% 37.8 1.7
Oakland Park 108 42,795 21.1% 38.2 1.5
Fort Myers Beach 109 6,539 38.1% 35.5 0.7
Islamorada 110 6,318 32.6% 37.7 1.1
Margate 111 54,929 20.6% 37.7 1.4
Kissimmee 112 63,392 14.6% 36.8 1.6
Bonita Springs 113 46,384 31.2% 36.9 1.0
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 114 6,241 44.1% 40.0 0.7
Tamarac 115 62,478 25.1% 38.4 1.2
North Miami Beach 116 43,028 20.0% 37.3 1.6
Casselberry 117 26,520 23.7% 38.8 1.3
Lake Worth 118 35,903 19.7% 37.6 1.7
Rockledge 119 25,477 30.1% 37.8 1.3
Miami 120 416,432 23.5% 38.5 1.4
Macclenny 121 6,387 13.1% 39.0 1.2
Treasure Island 122 6,749 43.0% 37.3 1.0
DeBary 123 19,404 25.3% 37.7 1.1
Homestead 124 63,459 15.7% 38.7 1.6
Groveland 125 9,381 18.5% 38.5 1.5
Haines City 126 21,207 14.3% 35.8 1.2
St. Cloud 127 39,685 17.5% 38.0 1.5
Deerfield Beach 128 77,341 23.0% 38.4 1.2
Lantana 129 10,822 21.1% 38.5 1.5
Sarasota 130 52,986 30.7% 37.0 1.2
Hialeah 131 232,311 13.2% 37.0 1.7
Boynton Beach 132 70,355 25.2% 39.2 1.3
Fellsmere 133 5,312 4.9% 37.5 2.1
Springfield 134 9,095 12.1% 37.1 1.3
Pembroke Park 135 6,220 20.1% 37.1 1.1
Palmetto 136 12,856 20.4% 37.5 1.1
Gulfport 137 12,102 30.3% 37.6 1.0
Sanford 138 55,296 21.8% 37.2 1.5
Palm Coast 139 77,779 21.5% 38.1 1.1
Lauderhill 140 69,082 18.9% 37.2 1.6
Cape Coral 141 161,804 21.1% 38.5 1.3
Callaway 142 14,617 14.2% 37.4 1.4
Miami Gardens 143 110,867 14.6% 36.8 1.8
West Park 144 14,604 13.6% 36.9 2.0
Port St. Lucie 145 169,260 19.0% 38.3 1.4
Pinellas Park 146 49,874 17.3% 39.0 1.2
Bartow 147 17,766 17.0% 37.5 1.3
Dania Beach 148 30,531 21.3% 38.2 1.4
Lake Park 149 8,317 17.3% 36.2 1.5
Green Cove Springs 150 6,984 20.5% 37.9 1.2
Auburndale 151 13,979 14.5% 37.6 1.4
Bradenton 152 50,777 20.5% 37.6 1.1
Melbourne 153 77,216 24.5% 36.9 1.1
Deltona 154 85,765 14.9% 37.9 1.3
Riviera Beach 155 33,123 21.9% 38.3 1.4
Indian Harbour Beach 156 8,254 37.7% 40.0 1.1
DeFuniak Springs 157 5,410 18.9% 37.7 1.0
DeLand 158 27,872 22.8% 37.2 1.1
Punta Gorda 159 16,984 36.5% 39.2 0.7
Pompano Beach 160 103,234 23.1% 38.9 1.2
North Port 161 58,584 16.4% 38.7 1.2
Stuart 162 15,850 26.7% 39.6 1.1
Vero Beach 163 15,577 30.7% 37.4 1.0
Okeechobee 164 5,581 11.0% 39.5 1.4
Orange Park 165 8,472 22.1% 38.9 1.3
Palm Bay 166 104,342 17.0% 38.0 1.3
Panama City 167 36,405 20.8% 38.9 1.2
Lakeland 168 99,942 24.7% 38.0 1.1
Palm Springs 169 21,302 13.0% 37.1 1.5
Fort Myers 170 66,167 23.9% 37.6 1.2
Ocala 171 56,918 22.2% 38.2 1.2
Hallandale Beach 172 38,270 29.1% 38.3 1.0
Eustis 173 18,920 18.6% 38.8 1.1
Tarpon Springs 174 23,789 25.8% 39.7 1.1
Cape Canaveral 175 9,960 26.2% 38.0 0.8
Lake Alfred 176 5,136 15.6% 37.0 1.4
Largo 177 78,391 20.1% 38.3 1.1
Lauderdale Lakes 178 33,710 13.1% 36.6 1.6
Venice 179 21,121 36.6% 36.9 0.5
Edgewater 180 20,879 15.9% 38.3 1.2
Winter Haven 181 35,070 16.9% 36.9 1.1
Titusville 182 44,032 20.7% 37.5 1.1
Wildwood 183 6,782 25.0% 36.2 0.7
Belle Glade 184 17,785 12.4% 40.3 1.5
Pahokee 185 5,941 9.6% 43.0 1.6
Daytona Beach 186 61,913 19.4% 35.7 1.0
Milton 187 9,149 22.0% 37.2 1.1
Fort Meade 188 5,745 12.0% 39.6 1.4
Dade City 189 6,548 16.6% 36.1 1.2
Zephyrhills 190 14,041 13.8% 38.6 0.9
Sebastian 191 22,485 18.0% 37.4 1.1
Florida City 192 11,853 5.3% 34.7 1.6
Cocoa 193 17,261 15.9% 36.5 1.2
Lady Lake 194 14,138 20.7% 37.4 0.7
South Daytona 195 12,265 14.3% 36.3 1.1
Starke 196 5,404 17.5% 37.3 1.1
Lake City 197 12,059 15.3% 38.6 1.2
Tavares 198 14,343 18.1% 37.0 0.8
Arcadia 199 7,647 9.0% 40.1 1.3
Orange City 200 10,968 15.5% 37.6 0.9
Leesburg 201 20,915 19.3% 37.4 1.0
Lake Wales 202 14,665 19.2% 38.2 1.0
Opa-locka 203 15,867 9.4% 36.1 1.2
Avon Park 204 8,874 9.8% 38.3 1.3
Perry 205 7,040 14.1% 39.6 1.2
Holly Hill 206 11,680 11.2% 36.7 1.1
Fort Pierce 207 42,744 13.9% 37.5 1.1
Palatka 208 10,464 13.4% 35.9 1.0
Quincy 209 8,022 14.9% 37.6 1.1
Marianna 210 8,548 17.4% 36.0 1.0
New Port Richey 211 15,063 11.7% 37.8 0.9
Inverness 212 7,205 16.8% 36.9 0.6
Sebring 213 10,356 13.8% 36.1 0.9
Brooksville 214 7,725 13.6% 36.5 1.0
Live Oak 215 6,927 8.3% 37.9 1.0

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