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Boca Raton is a city in Palm Beach County, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish word for "mouth"
The latitude of Boca Raton is 26.358N. The longitude is -80.083W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 78,449.
Clarence Geist bought the Boca Raton Resort & Club in 1929 and painted it pink, setting a trend
A building boom occurred in the 1970s
Sections below provide additional information and links about Boca Raton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Palm Beach County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, West Palm Beach area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33432 ZIP code.
13% of Boca Raton residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Boca Raton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Boca Raton was $45,628, compared with $21,587 nationally.
44% of Boca Raton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Boca Raton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $770. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,708.
Libraries in Boca Raton include Boca Raton Public Library, Southwest County Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Boca Raton include Boca Raton News
TV stations in Boca Raton include WPPB.
Palm Beach County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Boca Raton political report.
Boca Raton restaurants taking online reservations include Abe and Louie's - Boca Raton, Absinthe - Boca Raton Marriott, Maxwell's Chophouse, Morton's, the Steakhouse - Boca Raton, Opus 5, Pete's Boca Raton, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Boca Raton ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Boca Raton workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 43 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Boca Raton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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