Orange County Florida Located in Central Florida
Orange County Cities
||Lake Buena Vista
||Lake Cain Hills
Orlando Real Estate
Land area (rank): 910 square miles (21)
Population 1993 (rank): 727,780 (6)
Population density 1993 (rank): 800 persons per square mile (7)
Growth 1980-1990 (rank): 43.9% (23)
Orange County is in central Florida and is bordered by Seminole,
Brevard, Osceola, and Lake counties. The county has 93 square
miles of water. The average January temperature is 60.7 degrees
F, and the average August temperature is 82.0 degrees F. The average
annual rainfall is 52.35 inches.
One of the largest churches in Orlando offering a variety of minisitries is Calvary Orlando Church. They are located just north of downtown Orlando in Orange county.
Orange County was established in 1824 from a portion of St.
Johns County. Originally named Mosquito, the county was renamed
Orange in 1845 for the many orange groves in the area.
The greatest population concentration in Orange County is in
the Orlando area. Within the corporate boundaries of Orlando were
172,019 persons in 1993. All the other incorporated places in
the county (12) had populations under 25,000 in 1993. Development
continues in nearby unincorporated areas. Since 1980 a new area
of rapid growth has been Orangewood. The U.S. Bureau of the Census
has designated Orange County (with Osceola and Seminole counties)
as the Orlando Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1993, 81% of
Orange County's population was white and 19% was nonwhite. In
1990, 9.6% of the population was Hispanic. Of the population increase
between 1980 and 1990, 76.9% was due to net migration. The 1992
birth rate was 16.4 live births per 1,000 persons, and the 1992
death rate was 7.0 deaths per 1,000 persons. In 1992 the infant
mortality rate was 8.1 per 1,000. The leading causes of death
in 1993 were heart disease, cancer, and stroke.
Of all 1992 high school graduates, 76.4% planned to continue
their education. The 1992 high school dropout rate was 4.9%. In
1990, 78.8% of persons in the county were high school graduates,
and 21.2% had completed four or more years of college. Colleges
and universities. ITT Technical Institute, Maitland; Webster Univ.
Graduate Center, Altamonte Springs; Columbia College-Orlando Naval
Training Center, Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences,
Florida Technical College, Heritage College, Loma Linda University
Center, Orlando College, Southern College, Southern College of
Seventh-Day Adventists-Orlando Center, University of Central Florida,
Valencia Community College, Orlando; Rollins College, Winter Park.
The per capita income in Orange County for 1993 was $20,145
(15th highest in the state). The median household income in 1989
was $30,252. In 1989, 7.8% of families had incomes below the poverty
level. In 1990, 13.0% of personal income in Orange County was
derived from transfer payments. Printing and publishing, electrical
equipment and supplies, and food and kindred products firms accounted
for the greatest employment in the manufacturing sector. In 1992
there were 990 farms in Orange County, totalling 138,418 acres
(24% of land in the county).
Median value of a single-family home 1990: $81,400
Median monthly rent 1990: $441
Mobile homes as a % of total housing: 7.1
Housing starts 1992: 6,936
Housing starts 1993: 6,811
In 1992 the price level index for Orange County was 101.35
(8th highest in the state).
Orange County is a charter county. In 1993, the ad valorem
millage rate was 5.2889, and the total taxable value of property
was $32,910,484,186. Taxable sales totalled $12816.40 million
in 1992 and 13409.80 million in 1993. Lottery sales totalled $107,891
thousand in 1992-93. In 1990-91 Orange County's revenues totalled
$882,514 thousand ($1,258.4 per capita) and its expenditures $890,673
thousand ($1,270.0 per capita). Of those 18 years of age and older,
47.9% were registered to vote in 1992. Of these, 45.4% were registered
Democrat and 49.4% were registered Republican. In the 1992 presidential
election 45.9% of the votes were cast for Bush, 34.9% for Clinton,
and 18.9% for Perot.
Events and Places of Interest
Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando; Bach Festival, February, Art
Festival, March, Winter Park; Apopka Art and Foliage Festival,
April; Shakespeare Festival, Orlando, April; Orlando Film Festival,
May; Sweetcorn Festival, Zellwood, May; Charles Hosmer Morse Museum
of American Art, Winter Park; Church Street Station, Elvis Presley
Museum, Gatorland, Leu Botanical Gardens, Orlando Museum of Art,
Orlando Science Center, Sea World, Walt Disney World Resort, Wet
'n' Wild, Orlando.