Estero is a medium-sized coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 36,939 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Estero is the 94th largest community in Florida. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Estero, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Estero, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Estero’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Estero does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $88,803.00.
Estero home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Estero real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Estero is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Estero is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Estero who work in sales jobs (23.28%), management occupations (14.97%), and office and administrative support (12.84%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.62% 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 Estero is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the village experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller village.
Estero 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 education level of Estero ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Estero, 48.33% 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 Estero in 2018 was $57,503, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $230,012 for a family of four.
Estero is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Estero home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Estero residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Estero include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Estero is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.