Bonney Lake, WA
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Living in Bonney Lake


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%).

A relatively large number of people in Bonney Lake telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.95% 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.

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 37.29 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bonney Lake use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bonney Lake‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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.