Bonney Lake, WA
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Bonney Lake is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 19,903 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Bonney Lake is the 60th largest community in Washington.

Housing costs in Bonney Lake are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bonney Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bonney Lake is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bonney Lake who work in sales jobs (12.52%), office and administrative support (11.67%), and management occupations (11.63%).

Bonney Lake is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bonney Lake’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Bonney Lake, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.96 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Bonney Lake are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.77% of adults in Bonney Lake having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bonney Lake in 2010 was $32,008, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,032 for a family of four. However, Bonney Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bonney Lake is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bonney Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bonney Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bonney Lake include Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Bonney Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.