Bokeelia, FL

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Living in Bokeelia

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 1,855 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bokeelia is the 389th 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bokeelia who work in food service (18.79%), sales jobs (13.01%), and farm management occupations (12.14%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.74% 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 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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Bokeelia has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Bokeelia a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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.

Being a small town, Bokeelia does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Bokeelia is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.70% of adults in Bokeelia have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bokeelia in 2018 was $50,640, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $202,560 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 European.

The most common language spoken in Bokeelia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

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