Bonita Springs, FL

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Living in Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 53,644 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Bonita Springs is the 66th largest community in Florida.

Bonita Springs home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Bonita Springs real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Bonita Springs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bonita Springs is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bonita Springs who work in management occupations (12.83%), maintenance occupations (9.29%), and sales jobs (9.20%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.32% 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.

Another notable thing is that Bonita Springs is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Bonita Springs’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

Bonita Springs 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The citizens of Bonita Springs are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.45% of adults in Bonita Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bonita Springs in 2018 was $50,587, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $202,348 for a family of four. However, Bonita Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bonita Springs is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bonita Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bonita Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bonita Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.05% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bonita Springs include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bonita Springs's cultural character, accounting for 22.37% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Bonita Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.