Osceola County, Florida
Osceola County is located in East Central Florida, along with Brevard, Orange, Volusia, Sumter, Seminole, and Lake counties. Osceola County has the following incorporated areas/cities: Buenaventura Lakes, Celebration, Poinciana, Campbell, Kissimmee, Saint Cloud, Poinciana Place, and Yeehaw Junction. The county has a population well in excess of a quarter of a million.
Osceola County's close proximity to Disney World makes tourism a major industry. Other industries in the area are arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services; retail trade; and educational, health, and social services. Major private sector employers are Walt Disney Company, Wal-Mart, Florida Hospital Kissimmee & Celebration, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Osceola County's largest public sector employers are Osceola School District and Osceola County Government.
The cost of living index in Osceola County in 2012 was 87.1, significantly less than the US average of 100.
Historically a transportation hub and center of agriculture and cattle ranching, modern Kissimmee?s economy is focused on tourism. The city?s proximity to the Walt Disney World Resort makes it a perfect spot for tourists to stay when visiting the theme park.
Kissimmee?s population is 25% Hispanic.
Osceola County Florida Cities
There are 4 cities in Osceola County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Osceola County has a population of approximately 287,416 people. The population increased 7.0% 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. Osceola County is 1327.45 square miles and had a population density of 202.4 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 129,830 housing units in Osceola 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.) Osceola County has a 64.8% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Osceola County's medium household income in 2011 was $46,479, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
13.9% of the population in Osceola County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Osceola County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Osceola County
Osceola 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 Osceola 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 $7,448 million, Osceola County's economic activity represents 1.18% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$3,044||40.9%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$890||12.0%|
Osceola County Regional Comparisons
Osceola County is located in East Central Florida. This region is responsible for 17.0% of Florida's economic activity. Osceola County represents 7.0% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
Osceola Real Estate
There are 214,042 properties in Osceola 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||309||$95,000||$73||January 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||5,027||$122,000||$63||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Osceola County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Osceola County are classified as Commercial. 309 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $806,521,400. The median sales price was $95,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Commercial Property in Osceola County was $9,782 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $73/ft and C Class $20/ft.
Residential Real Estate in Osceola County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Osceola County are classified as Residential. 5,027 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $4,227,011,911. The median sales price was $122,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Osceola County was $126 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $63/ft and C Class $39/ft.
Osceola Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||4,004||28,070,530|
|Sports & Entertaining||176||2,232,898|