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 56,088 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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bonita Springs who work in maintenance occupations (14.59%), sales jobs (13.65%), and management occupations (9.83%).
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In terms of college education, Bonita Springs is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.68% of adults in Bonita Springs have a college degree.
The per capita income in Bonita Springs in 2010 was $43,655, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,620 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 25.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bonita Springs include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Bonita Springs's cultural character, accounting for 22.35% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Bonita Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.