Estero, FL
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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 30,799 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 $67,993.00.

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 89.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Estero is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Estero who work in sales jobs (18.38%), management occupations (13.55%), and office and administrative support (12.30%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.02% 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 vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town 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 town.

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 town, yet no one gets to work using public transit, because the town has no real transit system.

Estero is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.97% 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 2010 was $47,106, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,424 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Estero include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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