South and East Osceola, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 7,340.
Males: 3,770  (51.4%)
Females: 3,570  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  38.4 years
Florida median age:  38.7 years

Zip code: 34773

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,765 (it was $38,587 in 2000)
South and East Osceola:

$41,765
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,986 (it was $16,938 in 2000)

South and East Osceola CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $135,237 (it was $92,800 in 2000)
South and East Osceola:

$135,237
FL:

$153,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $148,206; Detached houses: $162,417; Townhouses or other attached units: $108,218; In 2-unit structures: $86,672; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $69,350; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $146,355; Mobile homes: $62,330; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $18,404
  • Races in South and East Osceola, FL (2000)

    South and East Osceola races chart
    • 4,51591.2%White alone
    • 2956.0%Hispanic
    • 781.6%Two or more races
    • 330.7%Black alone
    • 150.3%American Indian alone
    • 80.2%Asian alone
    • 60.1%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in South and East Osceola: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 991.5 square miles.

Population density: 7.4 people per square mile   (very low).

South and East Osceola, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in South and East Osceola:

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South and East Osceola CCD:

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 69.0%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

South and East Osceola CCD:  1.3% ($1,194)
Florida:  1.4% ($1,262)
South and East Osceola satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Palm Bay, FL (23.0 miles , pop. 79,413).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (87.6 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (876.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: West Brevard, FL (4.4 miles ), June Park, FL (4.6 miles ), St. Cloud, FL (4.7 miles ), West Melbourne, FL (4.8 miles ), Melbourne Village, FL (4.8 miles ), Palm Bay, FL (4.8 miles ), Viera West, FL (4.8 miles ), Lake Mary Jane, FL (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 28.03 N, Longitude: 81.03 W

South and East Osceola household income distribution South and East Osceola home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Air transportation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Work and jobs in South and East Osceola: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in South and East Osceola, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

South and East Osceola-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.4 miles away from the South and East Osceola place center killed 11 people and injured 530 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/22/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.6 miles away from the place center killed 25 people and injured 150 people and caused $55 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South and East Osceola-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 365.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 341.0 miles away from South and East Osceola center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 309.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 413.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 351.5 miles away from South and East Osceola center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 431.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Osceola County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South and East Osceola:

  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 25 miles; Melbourne, FL; Full-time enrollment: 4,452)
  • Florida Institute of Technology-Online (about 26 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 3,046)
  • Eastern Florida State College (about 30 miles; Cocoa, FL; FT enrollment: 12,053)
  • Universal Technical Institute-Auto Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics Institute Division-Orlando (about 36 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,338)
  • Everest University-South Orlando (about 37 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 33,859)
  • Florida Technical College (about 39 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,907)
  • University of Central Florida (about 41 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 51,457)

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Notable locations in South and East Osceola: Simmons Ranch (A), Illahaw (B), Bronson Farms (C), Camp Easy (D), K 6 Ranch (E), Five T Ranch (F), Lucky L Ranch (G), Storey Crossing (H), Sand Gully (I), Rattlesnake Ranch (J), Nittaw (K), Apoxee (L), Tohopkee (M), Orlando Ranch (N), Yeehaw Junction Volunteer Fire Department (O), Osceola Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 57 (P), Osceola Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 55 (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South and East Osceola include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), First Missionary Baptist Church of Kenansville (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Lake Hatchineha (A), Trout Lake (B), Arnold Pond (C), Bay Lake (D), Bee Ponds (E), Turn Around Bay (F), Grape Hammock Slough (G), Grape Head Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beef Camp Branch (A), Bonnet Gully (B), Little North Prong (C), Catfish Creek (D), Tyson Creek (E), Turkey Slough (F), Canoe Creek (G), North Fork Taylor Creek (H), Reedy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in South and East Osceola include: Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area (1), Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Osceola County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 64.9. This is about average.

City:

64.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.03. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.03
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.2%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

14.6%
Whole state:

12.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.7%
Whole state:

5.7%
15 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

South and East Osceola compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Florida average:

12.6

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South and East Osceola CCD (based on Osceola County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic42,4126
Evangelical Protestant36,206152
Other12,32324
Mainline Protestant6,53315
Black Protestant9487
Orthodox2302
None170,033-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 60
Osceola County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 24
Osceola County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
Osceola County:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 189
Here:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Osceola County:

25.1%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.5%
State:

14.0%

11.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.81%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.23% of residents moved from foreign countries ($466 average AGI)
Osceola County:

0.23%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Orange County, FL  4.01% ($28,631 average AGI)
from Polk County, FL  1.12% ($27,511)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.29% ($24,130)


11.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.05%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.22% of residents moved to foreign countries ($284 average AGI)
Osceola County:

0.22%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Orange County, FL  4.02% ($30,484 average AGI)
to Polk County, FL  1.06% ($26,726)
to Lake County, FL  0.35% ($28,390)

Strongest AM radio stations in South and East Osceola:

  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WMEL (920 AM; 5 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TWIN TOWERS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WINT (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTLN (950 AM; 12 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: TM2, INC.)
  • WTIR (1300 AM; 5 kW; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in South and East Osceola:

  • WAOA-FM (107.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHTQ (96.5 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WJRR (101.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSHE (100.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKS-FM (104.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWKA (92.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WOMX-FM (105.1 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLAZ (89.1 FM; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: CAGUAS EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • WPOZ (88.3 FM; UNION PARK, FL; Owner: CENTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCIF (106.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WEJF (90.3 FM; PALM BAY, FL; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WLRQ-FM (99.3 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHKR (102.7 FM; ROCKLEDGE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSJZ-FM (95.9 FM; SEBASTIAN, FL; Owner: SEBASTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around South and East Osceola:

  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTGL-TV (Channel 52; COCOA, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCC (Channel 68; COCOA, FL; Owner: BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WOTF (Channel 43; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WFTV (Channel 9; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W46DB (Channel 46; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WACX (Channel 55; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WKCF (Channel 18; CLERMONT, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLCB-TV (Channel 45; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKMG-TV (Channel 6; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WRBW (Channel 65; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WOFL (Channel 35; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMFE-TV (Channel 24; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W26BN (Channel 26; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: WIRELESS BROADBAND SERVICES/AMERICA)
  • W59CX (Channel 59; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMVJ-LP (Channel 29; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSCF-LP (Channel 31; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: JAMES J. CHLADEK)

South and East Osceola on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Air transportation"
  • #27 (34773) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Australian first ancestries"
  • #59 (34773) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Syrian first ancestries"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
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