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Bonita Springs

  •   State: 
    Lee County
    Bonita Springs
      County FIPS: 
    26°20′59″N 81°47′27″W
      Area total: 
    46.51 sq mi
      Area land: 
    38.42 sq mi (99.50 km²)
      Area water: 
    8.09 sq mi (20.96 km²)
    10 ft (3 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Bonita Springs, Lee County, Florida, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,396.32 residents per square mile of area (539.12/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Bonita Springs is a city in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 53,644 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, on the state's southwest coast. The city lies in the tropical climate zone, having a mean January temperature of 65 °F (18 °C) Hurricane Charley made landfall north of Bonita Springs on August 13, 2004. Hurricane Wilma made landfall south of the city on October 24, 2005. On September 910, 2017, Hurricane Irma, at the time a slow moving Category 3 storm, passed over the southwest coast of Florida. Bonita Beach is located on a road-accessible barrier island (Little Hickory Island) that lies between the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. In 2013, Forbes ranked the beach's beachfront park the sixth-best in the country with 2,000 m2 (10,000 ft) of beachfront space. The organization Bonita Spring Arts is an organization that hosts local, national, and regional art exhibitions. The group also has two campuses, the 10-acre Center for Visual Arts, and a 4-acre Sanctuary for Performing Arts, which has two auditoriums, a black box theater, a film theater, and studios for study of performing arts. It also has a boardwalk and swimming area, a 4.5-acre (10.2 km²) park, a board walk, and an art gallery.


Bonita Springs is the primary city name, but also Barefoot Bch, Barefoot Beach, Bonita Spgs, Estero are acceptable city names or spellings, Bonita Beach on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The city is located on both Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The Imperial River flows through the downtown district of the city. The city lies in the tropical climate zone, having a mean January temperature of 65 °F (18 °C) Hurricane Charley made landfall north of Bonita Springs on August 13, 2004. Hurricane Wilma made landfall south of Bonitas Springs on October 24, 2005. On September 910, 2017, Hurricane Irma, at the time a slow moving Category 3 storm, passed over the southwest coast of Florida. Many structures were damaged or destroyed and the city experienced significant flooding. The area referred to as Bonita Beach is Located on a road-accessible barrier island (Little Hickory Island) that lies between the Gulf. of Mexico and Esteros Bay. It has a population of 2,816. The City has a total area of 41.0 square miles (106 km²), of which 35.3 sq miles (91 km²) is land and 5.7sq miles (15km²) (13.95%) is water. It is located in the subtropical climate zone and has a January average of 65°F (18°C) The city has an average annual rainfall of 3.7 inches (9.4 m) and an average monthly temperature of 6.7 degrees (15°F) The City is located near the intersection of the Florida Turnpike and the Florida Panhandle. It lies on the U.S. Interstate 75, which connects the mainland with the state of Florida.


As of the census of 2010, there were 43,914 people living in the city. There were 31,716 housing units at an average density of 661.1 per square mile (255.3/km²) The 2010 racial makeup of the city was 88.8% White, 0.8%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.5% of the population. The 2009 estimated median income for a household in theCity was $53,452. The city's population was spread out, with 13.9% under the age of 18. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females, there are 104.6 males. The per capita income for the city is $37,958. About 6.2% of families and 10% of those under age 18 were below the poverty line, including 20.2 per cent of those age 18 and 5.2 percent of those aged 65 or over. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was2.55. The 2010 Census estimates that there are 19,233 households, and 12,974 families living inThe city has a population of 43, 914, with a population density of 929.4 inhabitants per squaremile (358.8/km 2) The city has an average household income of $53.452, and the median family income is $53, 436. It has a median age of 54 years, and a median population of 54.6 years.

Points of interest

Barefoot Beach Preserve Park, a 342-acre (1.38 km²) park located on the border of Collier and Lee Counties. Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs - an arts organization that hosts local, regional and national traveling art exhibitions.orkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, a bald cypress reserve under management of the National Audubon Society. Bonita Spring's Wonder Gardens, features a large collection of Florida wildlife, including exotic birds, alligators, and flamingos.Little Hickory Island Beach Park, is a 1,616-acre state park made up of four barrier islands. Lover's Key State Park has nature trails for hiking and bicycling, a canoe launch, kayak and canoe rentals, acres of unspoiled mangroves and miles of pristine beaches. The islands and their waters are home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits and bald eagles. There are also 10 beach accesses with public parking up and down Bonita Beach. The city's annual Art Festivals, are held January, February, and March in downtownBonita Springs. The town's annual Winter Carnival is held in the town's downtown area in February and March. It is the largest Winter Carnival in the United States, with more than 1,000 people attending each year. In 2013, Forbes ranked the park's beach the sixth-best in the country. It was also named one of the best beaches in the U.S. in 2013.


Bonita Springs is served by the Lee County School District. Bonita Springs has a population of 2,000. The town is located in the eastern part of Lee County, near the Texas-Arkansas border. It is located on the east side of the Lee River, which flows through the town to the north. The Lee River runs through the city, and the town is in the Lee Valley School District, which is on the west side of Lee River. The city is in Lee County and is part of the Fort Lee School District and the Lee-Canaveral School Districts, which are in the north and the south of the county. It also has a small percentage of residents who live in the town's unincorporated areas. It has a history of being a hot springs town, dating back to the early 1900s. It was named after the town of Bonita springs, Texas, which was founded in the same year as the town. The community is also known for its golf course, which dates back to 1875. It's also known as the Bonita River, and was named for the town where the town was founded. The area's nickname is "The Springs" for its location in the early 1800s, when the area was a small town. It now has a reputation for being a beautiful, picturesque town with a lot of historic buildings, including a Victorian-style home. The village also has an award-winning high school, which opened in the late 1950s.


Southwest Florida International Airport in nearby South Fort Myers serves over 8 million passengers annually. The company offers freight service and local, daytime excursions.Fixed-route bus and trolley service is provided by the Lee County Transit Department, operated as LeeTran. The city is served by the Florida Department of Transportation, which operates a fleet of buses and trolleys. The state's only major airport is Naples Municipal Airport, which is primarily used for private aviation. There are no major highways in the city, but there are a number of minor roads. The town is located on the Florida Turnpike, which runs from Tampa to Fort Myers. It is also on the U.S. Highway 1 highway, which passes through the city and connects to the Florida Keys and the Florida panhandle. It also has a few minor roads, including Bonita Beach Road, Hickory Boulevard, and South Tamiami Trail, which connects the city to the rest of the state. It has a large number of beaches, many of which are popular with tourists. It was the site of the first air show in the United States, which was held in the early 1900s, and is now a popular tourist destination. The airport was built in the 1930s and was the first airport in the state to be fully equipped with runways and air conditioning. It opened in the 1950s and has since become a major hub for air travel in the area. It serves over 6 million passengers a year.

Sister cities

Gruenstadt, Germany and Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico are sister cities. Gruenstadt is a city in Germany, while IslaMujeres is in Mexico. The city of Islamujeres has a population of 1,000,000. The town of Gruenstad is in Germany and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mexico has 1,200,000 people. The German city of IslaMuJeres has more than 1,300,000 residents. It is located in the province of Quintana Roo, in the south of the country. It was founded in 1793. The name of the town is "Isla MuJeres" which means "Island of the Women" in Spanish. It also means "Mountain of the women" in English. It has a sister city of the same name, "Gruensstadt" in Germany. It's also known as "Islau" in German and "München" in the Czech Republic. It shares a border with the town of Islau, which is in the neighboring state of Rhineland Palatine State of Bavaria. It hosts a number of cultural events, such as an annual festival and an international film festival. It also has a sister town of its own, "The Festival of the Arts and Sciences" in Isla Mjeres.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Bonita Springs, Lee County, Florida = 92.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Bonita Springs = 6.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 53,644 individuals with a median age of 52.6 age the population grows by 39.73% in Bonita Springs, Lee County, Florida population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,396.32 residents per square mile of area (539.12/km²). There are average 2.18 people per household in the 21,058 households with an average household income of $63,181 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 12.20% of the available work force and has dropped -8.64% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 10.52%. The number of physicians in Bonita Springs per 100,000 population = 196.8.


The annual rainfall in Bonita Springs = 53.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 118. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 271. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 54.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 28, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Bonita Springs, Lee County, Florida which are owned by the occupant = 48.01%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 12 years with median home cost = $234,830 and home appreciation of -23.57%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.05 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,162 per student. There are 17.6 students for each teacher in the school, 814 students for each Librarian and 598 students for each Counselor. 5.00% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 16.88% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.77% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Bonita Springs's population in Lee County, Florida of 1,756 residents in 1900 has increased 30,55-fold to 53,644 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 48.59% female residents and 51.41% male residents live in Bonita Springs, Lee County, Florida.

    As of 2020 in Bonita Springs, Lee County, Florida are married and the remaining 29.51% are single population.

  • 25.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Bonita Springs require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    73.58% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.59% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.42% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 6.44% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Bonita Springs, Lee County, Florida, 48.01% are owner-occupied homes, another 9.26% are rented apartments, and the remaining 42.72% are vacant.

  • The 36.97% of the population in Bonita Springs, Lee County, Florida who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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