Orlando is the capital of Florida. It is home to over 300,000. This represents 1.3% of Florida’s total population. It is fourth in Florida, after Tampa, Miami, and Jacksonville.
It is Florida’s largest inland municipality and the 73rd largest city in the United States. Orlando is known for being “The Theme Park Capital of the World“.
Our research shows that Orlando’s population will be 318,583 as of the 1st July 2022. Because the US Census Bureau normally publishes estimates for the same period, we use the first day of July every year.
The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 2.46% over the last 10 years (see the table in the next section). We believe that using the most recent years’ data will improve the accuracy.
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Population Growth of Orlando
The growth rate of Orlando’s population over the last 10 years is steady and strong. It ranges from 2.07% to 2.922%. This adds approximately 5,184 to 7,674 people to the total population each year.
The population growth was aided by the migration of many workers to Orlando. The growth rate in Orlando is higher than the average for Florida cities. It is one of the fastest-growing major cities in the United States.
Demographics in Orlando
U.S. Census Bureau reports that 48.6 percent of Orlando’s population are male and 51.4% female. The average age of residents is 33 years old, which is lower than in other major cities in Florida. The city’s population was evenly distributed in terms of their age.
There were 12.0% residents under the age 18, 5.7% between 18 and 24, 27.3% between 25 and 44, 18.6% between 45 to 64, 36.3% for those 65 years or older.
The top race groups for people living in Orlando are:White(75%),Black(25.1%),Asian(3.8%),Native(0.4%),Two or more races(3.4%).
Other than English, the top languages spoken in Orlando include Spanish (16.0%), Haitian Creole (11.93%), French (1.333%), Portuguese (0.99%), Arabic (0.544), and Asian Languages (1.9%).
According to 2015 research, the median household income was $44,804 in 2015. It was $35,732 back in 2000. In 2015, per capita income was $27,069 (it stood at $21,216 in 2000). The median condo or house value in 2015 was $214,400. It was $97,400 back in 2000.
Population Density of Orlando
Orlando is home to 1,017 people per square mile, making it one of the most populous cities in Florida.
Facts about Orlando
- Church Street Station (also known as Old Orlando Railroad Depot) was built in 1889. It is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. SunRail now operates a station nearby.
- At 441 feet, the SunTrust Centre is Orlando’s tallest building.
- The heart of Florida’s citrus industry was once Orlando. Farmers began moving their citrus plants south after a devastating freeze just before the 1900s.
- Orlando, before it was known as its current name was Jernigan. This was after the first permanent settler to the area.
- There have been 32 mayors in Orlando. In 1875, William Jackson Brack was the first mayor of Orlando.
- The oldest tree in Orlando, which is between 350-400 years old, can be found at Big Tree Park on North Thornton Avenue.
- Orlando is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Its attractions are the backbone of its tourism sector.
- Orlando, Florida’s largest inland municipality, was a popular destination during the span of the Spanish-American War to World War I.
The following links provide data for this topic:
- U.S. Census Bureau: https://www.census.gov
- Florida Government: http://www.myflorida.com/
- Orlando City Government: http://www.cityoforlando.net/