Orange County, Florida
Orange County is part of the East Central Florida region along with Brevard, Volusia, Sumter, Seminole, Lake, and Osceola Counties. With a population over 1.1 million, Orange is the fifth most populous county in Florida. Incorporated municipalities include Apopka, Bay Lake, Belle Isle, Edgewood, Lake Buena Vista, Maitland, Ocoee, Orlando, Winter Garden, Winter Park, Eatonville, Oakland, and Windermere.
Orlando is Orange County's largest city and is home to many of the country's most popular theme parks, making tourism the county's primary industry. Other main industries for Orange County are life sciences & health care resources; modeling, simulation & training resources; optics & photonics resources; and clean technology. Orange County's largest private sector employers are Walt Disney World, Adventist Health Systems, Universal Orlando, Orlando Health, and Busch Entertainment Corp. Top public sector employers are Orange County Public Schools, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Orange County Government, and The University of Central Florida.
For many in the United States and across the world, Orlando is synonymous with the Walt Disney World Resort. Indeed, Disney produced a study indicating that the resort and businesses associated with it were responsible for an $18 billion economic impact, 2.5% of the GDP of the state of Florida. The Greater Orlando area also hosts the Universal Orlando theme parks, each of which features a Harry Potter-themed section. In addition, numerous tourist attractions exist, mostly catering to a family audience, such as miniature golf courses, arcades, and amusement parks.
Greater Orlando has a business side, too. Orange County is also home to the University of Central Florida, which is the second largest public university in the country at approximately 60,000 students. UCF has a partnership with the Central Florida Research Park, the seventh-largest research park in the country, located next close to the university. Orlando is an important city for the military, including pilot training with its varied flight simulators and production facilities. Madden NFL Football, the most popular video game franchise in the country, is created in Orlando by Electronic Arts.
As its name implies, rural Orange County is a center of citrus production. Much of the land is given over to orange groves. Apopka hosts a Minute Maid juice flavoring plant.
Orange County Florida Cities
There are 15 cities in Orange County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Orange County has a population of approximately 1,202,234 people. The population increased 4.9% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Orange County is 903.43 square miles and had a population density of 1268.5 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 492,209 housing units in Orange County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Orange County has a 59.6% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Orange County's medium household income in 2011 was $49,731, which is higher than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
14.9% of the population in Orange County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Orange County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Orange County
Orange County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Orange County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $53,843 million, Orange County's economic activity represents 8.54% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$17,081||31.7%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$6,645||12.3%|
Orange County Regional Comparisons
Orange County is located in East Central Florida. This region is responsible for 17.0% of Florida's economic activity. Orange County represents 50.3% of the region's economy.
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2007 to 2011
Orange Real Estate
There are 414,500 properties in Orange County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Commercial Property||0||0.00||867||$220,000||$142||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
|Government Property||8,038||1.94||33||$130,000||$80||January 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
|Miscellaneous Property||719||0.17||2||$375,000||$678||April 1st, 2013||May 1st, 2013|
|Residential||368,994||89.02||28||$248,450||$95||January 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||17,209||$124,000||$79||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Orange County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Orange County are classified as Commercial. 867 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $4,253,511,550. The median sales price was $220,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Commercial Property in Orange County was $1,052 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $142/ft and C Class $40/ft.
Government Real Estate in Orange County, Florida
8,038( 1.94%) of the properties in Orange County are classified as Government. 33 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $5,415,200. The median sales price was $130,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Government Property in Orange County was $95 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $80/ft and C Class $63/ft.
Miscellaneous Real Estate in Orange County, Florida
719( .17%) of the properties in Orange County are classified as Miscellaneous. 2 of them sold between April 1st, 2013 and May 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $750,000. The median sales price was $375,000. In 2013 the median sales price for Miscellaneous Property in Orange County was $678 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Orange County, Florida
368,994( 89.02%) of the properties in Orange County are classified as Residential. 28 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $6,890,600. The median sales price was $248,450. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential in Orange County was $127 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $95/ft and C Class $64/ft.
Residential Real Estate in Orange County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Orange County are classified as Residential. 17,209 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $16,149,477,372. The median sales price was $124,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Orange County was $142 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $79/ft and C Class $36/ft.
Orange Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||4,553||74,731,652|
|Sports & Entertaining||345||19,503,498|