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.

Bonney Lake is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 management occupations (12.67%), sales jobs (12.45%), and office and administrative support (11.71%).

Because of many things, Bonney Lake is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bonney Lake a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Bonney Lake has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Bonney Lake’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Bonney Lake is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bonney Lake, the average commute to work is 34.13 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Bonney Lake are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.19% of adults in Bonney Lake having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bonney Lake in 2010 was $31,129, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,516 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 Tagalog.