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, Bokeelia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bokeelia are a mix of both white- and blue-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 a major vacation destination. Much of the town’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, Bokeelia’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
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.
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 citizens of Bokeelia are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.12% of adults in Bokeelia having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.