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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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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.
17% of Alva residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alva, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $343. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,131.
Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alva political report.
The average commute time for Alva workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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