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Estero, FL
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Estero profile

Living in Estero

Estero is a medium-sized coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 37,730 people and 11 associated neighborhoods, Estero is the 94th largest community in Florida. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Estero, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Estero, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Estero’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Estero does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $100,543.00.

Housing costs in Estero 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.

Also of interest is that Estero has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.94% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 Estero is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the village’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.

One of the nice things about Estero 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.

Estero is a decent-sized village, yet no one gets to work using public transit, because the village has no real transit system.

Estero is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.87% of adults in Estero have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Estero in 2022 was $68,731, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $274,924 for a family of four. However, Estero contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Estero is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Estero home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Estero residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Estero include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Estero is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.