Bokeelia, FL
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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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bokeelia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bokeelia is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bokeelia who work in office and administrative support (15.37%), sales jobs (15.37%), and computer science and math (11.22%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 20.78% 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 vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town 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 town.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Bokeelia has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Bokeelia has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Bokeelia than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Bokeelia may be for you.

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

One downside of living in Bokeelia, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.19 minutes every day commuting to work.

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

The overall education level of Bokeelia is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.69% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bokeelia in 2010 was $24,841, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,364 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. Important ancestries of people in Bokeelia include Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.

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

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