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Rural area with increasing number of housing developments

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

The community name derives from Latin for "white," for a small white flower growing here

The latitude of Alva is 26.715N. The longitude is -81.61W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,182.


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Median household income
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$41,938
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alva demographic reports
Alva is on the Caloosahatchee River
Historic sites and museums: Alva Historical Museum

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18% of Alva residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alva ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alva was $24,353, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Alva residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Alva, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $343.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,131.


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

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The average commute time for Alva workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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