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 51,704 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Bonita Springs is the 65th largest community in Florida.

Bonita Springs home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Bonita Springs real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

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 (15.68%), sales jobs (13.33%), and food service (12.27%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.56% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.

Residents will find that the city 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, Bonita Springs is worth considering.

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 education level of Bonita Springs citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.17% of adults in Bonita Springs have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bonita Springs in 2010 was $38,366, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,464 for a family of four. However, Bonita Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 27.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bonita Springs include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Bonita Springs also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.59%.

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