Bonita Springs, FL
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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 57,370 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Bonita Springs is the 65th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Bonita Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bonita Springs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bonita Springs is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Bonita Springs who work in sales jobs (13.28%), maintenance occupations (12.27%), and management occupations (9.82%).

Another notable thing is that Bonita Springs is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’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.

Bonita Springs 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.

The population of Bonita Springs 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: 35.45% of adults in Bonita Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bonita Springs in 2010 was $45,752, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,008 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 27.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bonita Springs include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Bonita Springs has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.64%).

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