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Seminole County Profile

County Seat: Sanford
Nearest MSA: Orlando MSA
Largest Cities: 1 Sanford
2 Altamonte Springs
3 Winter Springs
Miles* To:
Tallahassee …………………………….. 214
Orlando …………………………….. 23
Tampa …………………………….. 94
Jacksonville …………………………….. 109
Miami …………………………….. 219
Atlanta …………………………….. 394
Chicago …………………………….. 970
Dallas …………………………….. 960
New York …………………………….. 922
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
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Time Zone: Eastern
Local Area Code(s): 321, 407, 904
Seminole
1980: 179,752
1990: 287,521
2010: 422,718
2020(p): 472,200
2040(p): 563,800
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,801,310
21,326,800
26,081,800
Average Temperature High Low
January: 69 47
July: 92 72
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation ….. 53
Average Annual Rain Days ….. 116
(2010)
In-Migration 28,512
Out-Migration 28,233
Net-Migration 279
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
(2010)
Labor Force 238,687
Labor Force % of County Population 56.5
Number in County Unemployed 25,536
Unemployment Rate 10.7%

Monthly labor force data are available from the Florida Agency
for Workforce Innovation.

N/D = No Data Seminole Florida
(2010)
Average Annual Employment 155,399 7,109,630
Natural Resources & Mining 0.2% 1.2%
Construction 7.9% 5.0%
Manufacturing 4.0% 4.3%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 22.4% 21.2%
Information 3.5% 1.9%
Financial Activities 8.1% 6.6%
Professional & Business Services 17.7% 14.8%
Education & Health Services 11.7% 22.0%
Leisure & Hospitality 10.7% 13.2%
Other Services 3.3% 3.3%
Public administration 4.1% 6.6%
Unclassified 0.0% 0.0%
Average Annual Wage
(2010)
All Industries $38,512
Construction $40,722
Education & Health Services $40,129
Financial Activities $51,040
Information $62,916
Leisure & Hospitality $16,995
Manufacturing $42,359
Natural Resources & Mining $24,754
Other Services $35,408
Professional & Business Services $38,658
Public administration $45,332
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $37,142
Unclassified N/D
Seminole Florida
2007 $44,150 $39,449
2008 $44,379 $40,133
2009 $42,340 $38,965
Major Private Sector Employers
 
Cingular Wireless LLC
Business Line: Customer Care / Receivable Management
Number of Employees – 2,500
 
Hilton Hotels
Business Line: Hotel Accomodations
Number of Employees – 2,100
 
Florida Hospital
Business Line: Healthcare
Number of Employees – 1,530
 
Convergys Corporation
Business Line: Financial Technology / Software Development
Number of Employees – 1,355
 
Orlando Health
Business Line: Healthcare
Number of Employees – 1,072
 
Sears Home Improvement Products
Business Line: Home Improvement
Number of Employees – 1,029
 
American Automobile Association
Business Line: Customer Service
Number of Employees – 867
 
Fiserv Inc.
Business Line: Financial Technology / Software Development
Number of Employees – 800
 
Tri City Electrical Contractors
Business Line: Electrical Contractors
Number of Employees – 706
 
Symantec Software Global LLC
Business Line: Financial Technology / Software Development
Number of Employees – 671
 
Federal Interstates I-4
Federal Highways US-17/92
State Highways SR-46, 417, 419, 426, 427, 434, 436
Railroads CSX Transportation, Florida Central
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commerical Airline Service: Orlando/Sanford International Airport
# Runways 4
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 9600
General Aviation Airports Orlando/Sandford Airport
 
Local Deep Water Port Canaveral Port Authority
Miles to Closest Port 48
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem Millage Rates:
Government 5.0451
Schools 7.7220
Special 0.3313
Total 13.0984

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Yes
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 1.00
Federal Enterprise Zone No
State Enterprise Zone
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Electric Companies:
  • Florida Power & Light
  • Progress Energy
 
Natural Gas Companies:
  • TECO
 
Telephone Companies:
  • AT&T
  • Embarq
  • Smart City Telecom
  • Time Warner Telecom
 
Water & Sewer Companies:
  • City of Altamonte Springs
  • City of Casselberry
  • City of Longwood
 
 
Existing Industrial Zoned Land Yes
Number of Acres 8,450
Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 500
 
Industrial Parks Yes
Number of Acres 2,337
Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 200
 
Foreign Trade Zones Yes
Zone Number(s) 250
Public
Schools
Teachers Enrollments
Totals: 73 4,560 64,228
 
Private Schools Available: Yes
POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:
 
Colleges/Universities:
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Central Flordia
  • Florida Metropolitan University
  • Rollins College
  • Stetson University
 
Junior/Community Colleges:
  • Valencia Community College
  • Seminole Community College
  • Lake-Sumter Community College
 
Vocational/Technical Schools:
  • Mid-Florida Technical Institute
  • Orlando Technical Center
  • Winter Park Tech
  • Lake County Area Vocational Technical Center
  • Orange Tehnical Education Centers / Westside Tech
 
Other Schools:
  • DeVry
  • Florida Technical College
  • Full Sail University
  • ITT Technical Institute
 
Cost of Living
Price Level Index, (2010)
Florida State Average = 100
Sample
2008 100.07
2009 99.81
2010 99.64
Medical Services:
  • Central Florida Regional Hospital
  • Florida Hospital Altamonte
  • Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital
 
Recreational Opportunities:
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Biking/Hiking Trail System
  • Boating, Sailing, Canoeing, Swimming
  • Central Florida Zoo
  • Golfing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
 
Historical Points Of Interest:
  • Longwood Historic District
  • Oviedo Historic District
  • Sanford Historic District
  • Sanford Museum
  • Seminole County Historic District
 
Cultural Events/Festivals:
  • Casselberry Jazz & Arts Festival
  • Golden Age Games
  • Lake Mary/Heathrow Arts Festival
  • Longwood Arts & Craft Festival
  • Oviedo Great Day in the Country
  • Red, Hot & Boom at Crane’s Roost
  • Scottish Highlands Games