Estero is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 33,871 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Estero is the 117th 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 $82,054.00.
Estero home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Estero real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Estero is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Estero is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Estero who work in sales jobs (19.71%), management occupations (15.75%), and office and administrative support (12.35%).
A relatively large number of people in Estero telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.43% 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 Estero is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’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, Estero’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Estero 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 citizens of Estero are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.20% of adults in Estero have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Estero in 2018 was $53,678, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $214,712 for a family of four. However, Estero contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Tagalog.