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 51,704 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Bonita Springs is the 65th largest community in Florida.
Housing costs in Bonita Springs are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Bonita Springs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bonita Springs is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bonita Springs who work in maintenance occupations (14.66%), sales jobs (13.73%), and management occupations (9.64%).
A relatively large number of people in Bonita Springs telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.47% 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.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Bonita Springs citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.24% of adults in Bonita Springs have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bonita Springs in 2010 was $39,190, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,760 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 Asian. 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 26.02% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bonita Springs include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
In addition, Bonita Springs has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.07%).
The most common language spoken in Bonita Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.