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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (18.99%), office and administrative support (13.49%), and food service (12.96%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.66% 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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Rotonda West has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Rotonda West a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Rotonda West 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.
Rotonda West is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Rotonda West overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Rotonda West, 22.81% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rotonda West in 2010 was $27,523, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,092 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 German, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Rotonda West is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and French.