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Bonita Springs is in Lee County, in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for "pretty"

The latitude of Bonita Springs is 26.339N. The longitude is -81.778W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 36,230.


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Median household income
Local
$46,603
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bonita Springs demographic reports
Bonita Springs is on the Gulf
Once a fishing village that sold salted fish to Cuban traders

Developed after resident Braxton Bragg sold 6,000 acres to a group of Tennessee investors in 1912

Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Recreation Area, beaches
Wildlife: Armadillos, bear, herons, wading birds, water birds and other species inhabit the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Bonita Springs attractions: Everglades Wonder Gardens
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National index: 100
Local index: 108

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Bonita Springs residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bonita Springs ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bonita Springs was $37,958, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Bonita Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Bonita Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $631.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,182.


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Libraries in Bonita Springs include Bonita Springs Public Library ... View libraries

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Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bonita Springs political report.

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Bonita Springs restaurants taking online reservations include Roy's - Bonita Springs ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Bonita Springs workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bonita Springs between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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