Bonita Springs is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 43,914 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Bonita Springs is the 65th largest community in Florida. Bonita Springs is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends.
Bonita Springs home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Bonita Springs real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some cities, Bonita Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bonita Springs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bonita Springs is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bonita Springs who work in sales jobs (14.28%), food service (12.53%) and office and administrative support (11.92%).
A relatively large number of people in Bonita Springs telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.06% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Bonita Springs is a major retirement destination. In fact, people 65 and over make up 33.84% of the population. For those considering a place to retire, Bonita Springs may be a good choice because of the city’s services and social community are oriented toward the over-65 demographic.
The city 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, Bonita Springs has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Bonita Springs a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Bonita Springs 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Bonita Springs Information and Demographics
The percentage of people in Bonita Springs who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.68% of adults in Bonita Springs have at least a bachelor’s degree.
The per capita income in Bonita Springs in 2010 was $38,289, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,156 for a family of four. However, Bonita Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Bonita Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bonita Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Bonita Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bonita Springs include German, Irish, English, Italian and Polish.
In addition, Bonita Springs has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.23%).