Bonney Lake, WA
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Bonney Lake is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 20,675 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, Bonney Lake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bonney Lake are a mix 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 management occupations (12.05%), office and administrative support (11.31%), and sales jobs (10.66%).

Also of interest is that Bonney Lake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Bonney Lake is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Bonney Lake really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bonney Lake perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 36.22 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The population of Bonney Lake 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 Bonney Lake, 23.96% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bonney Lake in 2010 was $35,106, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,424 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

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