Bonney Lake is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 21,148 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bonney Lake who work in management occupations (11.39%), sales jobs (11.00%), and office and administrative support (10.44%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.95% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
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.
In Bonney Lake, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.29 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Bonney Lake is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bonney Lake area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The overall education level of Bonney Lake is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.72% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bonney Lake in 2018 was $40,133, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,532 for a family of four.
Bonney Lake is a very 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.