Bokeelia is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,061 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bokeelia is the 373rd largest community in Florida.
Bokeelia is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bokeelia is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bokeelia who work in food service (17.49%), farm management occupations (16.14%), and sales jobs (13.68%).
Also of interest is that Bokeelia has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Bokeelia telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.84% 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.
Another notable thing is that Bokeelia is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Bokeelia is worth considering.
Bokeelia is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Bokeelia is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Bokeelia overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Bokeelia, 24.12% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bokeelia in 2018 was $34,256, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,024 for a family of four. However, Bokeelia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Bokeelia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bokeelia residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Bokeelia include German, English, Irish, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bokeelia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.