Rotonda West is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 11,731 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rotonda West is the 196th largest community in Florida.
Rotonda West is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rotonda West is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rotonda West who work in sales jobs (18.37%), food service (14.36%), and office and administrative support (13.33%).
Of important note, Rotonda West is also a town of artists. Rotonda West has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rotonda West’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.98% 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.
Residents will find that the town 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, Rotonda West is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Rotonda West 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Rotonda West doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Rotonda West are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.34% of adults in Rotonda West having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rotonda West in 2010 was $27,964, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,856 for a family of four. However, Rotonda West contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Rotonda West home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rotonda West residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rotonda West include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Rotonda West is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Polish.