Bonne Terre is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 7,256 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bonne Terre is the 110th largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bonne Terre is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bonne Terre is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bonne Terre who work in office and administrative support (15.81%), sales jobs (14.35%), and food service (10.19%).
Bonne Terre’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
As is often the case in a small city, Bonne Terre doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Bonne Terre have a very low rate of college education: just 6.87% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Bonne Terre in 2010 was $14,981, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,924 for a family of four. However, Bonne Terre contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bonne Terre is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bonne Terre home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bonne Terre residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bonne Terre include German, Irish, French, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Bonne Terre is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.