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.

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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bokeelia who work in healthcare (16.45%), management occupations (13.53%), and sales jobs (12.73%).

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: 7.71% 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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Bokeelia is worth considering.

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 34.54 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Bokeelia, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Bokeelia is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Bokeelia are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.21% of adults in Bokeelia have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bokeelia in 2010 was $27,459, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,836 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 Scottish, Irish, English, and French .

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

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