Bonita Springs is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 59,637 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Bonita Springs is the 65th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bonita Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bonita Springs is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bonita Springs who work in sales jobs (13.28%), management occupations (11.69%), and maintenance occupations (10.46%).
A relatively large number of people in Bonita Springs telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.70% 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 Bonita Springs is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’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, Bonita Springs’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
One of the nice things about Bonita Springs is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The education level of Bonita Springs citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.36% of adults in Bonita Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bonita Springs in 2018 was $51,800, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $207,200 for a family of four. However, Bonita Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bonita Springs is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bonita Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bonita Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bonita Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bonita Springs include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Bonita Springs also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.25%.
The most common language spoken in Bonita Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.