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Osceola Area Info

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,901 km (1,506 mi ). 3,424 km (1,322 mi ) of it is land and 478 km (184 mi ) of it (12.24%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

  • Orange County, Florida – north
  • Brevard County, Florida – northeast
  • Indian River County, Florida – east
  • Okeechobee County, Florida – southeast
  • Highlands County, Florida – south
  • Polk County, Florida – west
  • Lake County, Florida – northwest

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 172,493 people, 60,977 households, and 45,062 families residing in the county. The population density was 50/km (130/mi ). There were 72,293 housing units at an average density of 21/km (55/mi ). The racial makeup of the county was 77.20% White, 7.36% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 2.20% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 9.06% from other races, and 3.63% from two or more races. 29.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 60,977 households out of which 36.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% were non-families. 19.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,214, and the median income for a family was $42,061. Males had a median income of $29,034 versus $21,746 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,022. About 9.10% of families and 11.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.

Municipalities

Incorporated

  1. City of Kissimmee
  2. City of St. Cloud

Unincorporated