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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.
Developed after resident Braxton Bragg sold 6,000 acres to a group of Tennessee investors in 1912
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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.
26% of Bonita Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bonita Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $631. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,182.
Libraries in Bonita Springs include Bonita Springs Public Library ... View libraries
Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bonita Springs political report.
Bonita Springs restaurants taking online reservations include Roy's - Bonita Springs ... View restaurants
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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