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Osceola County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2014: 310,211 (92% urban, 8% rural); it was 172,493 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 45,561
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,980
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 41,315
Renter-occupied apartments: 32,062 (it was 19,662 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

33%

Land area: 1322 sq. mi.

Water area: 184.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 235 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Osceola County: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.3%), Educational, health and social services (16.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Osceola County, Florida:

  • Hispanic or Latino (45.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (40.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (9.1%)
  • Asian alone (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Some other race alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 151,978  (49.0%)
Females: 158,233  (51.0%)
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Osceola County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Osceola County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,361 ($38,214 in 1999)

This county:

$41361
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $835 (lower quartile is $698, upper quartile is $1,078)
This county:

$835
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $134,800 (it was $92,500 in 2000)
Osceola:

$134,800
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,100 - $192,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $162,417
Here:

$162,417
State:

$243,181

Townhouses or other attached units: $108,218
Here:

$108,218
State:

$161,350

In 2-unit structures: $86,672
Here:

$86,672
State:

$161,056

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $69,350
Here:

$69,350
State:

$143,318

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $146,355
Here:

$146,355
State:

$215,295

Mobile homes: $62,330
Here:

$62,330
State:

$58,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $18,404
Here:

$18,404
State:

$50,225
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,280
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $426

Institutionalized population: 2,636

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 8
  • Rapes: 53
  • Robberies: 118
  • Assaults: 498
  • Burglaries: 2130
  • Thefts: 2980
  • Auto thefts: 414

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 70
  • Robberies: 100
  • Assaults: 433
  • Burglaries: 2116
  • Thefts: 2724
  • Auto thefts: 405
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Health of residents in Osceola County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
69.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
48.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
99.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
59.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3061 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2001: 3561 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2002: 3541 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2003: 4692 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2004: 6316 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2005: 5841 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2006: 5772 buildings, average cost: $210,500
  • 2007: 2389 buildings, average cost: $235,300
  • 2008: 1033 buildings, average cost: $243,600
  • 2009: 635 buildings, average cost: $204,200
  • 2010: 713 buildings, average cost: $197,300
  • 2011: 785 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2012: 1479 buildings, average cost: $223,400
  • 2013: 2403 buildings, average cost: $235,700
  • 2014: 2766 buildings, average cost: $246,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,460 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,260 (1.1%)

Osceola County household income distribution in 2009 Osceola County home values distribution Osceola County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.5%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.9% for Black residents, 25.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.0% for American Indian residents, 32.0% for other race residents, 26.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.5%
Osceola County:

21.5%
Florida:

17.0%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.9% for Black residents, 25.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.9% for American Indian residents, 29.8% for other race residents, 27.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 44 years old)

Area name: Orlando, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Osceola County is $684 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $782 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $979 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kissimmee, Buenaventura Lakes, Yeehaw Junction, St. Cloud, Poinciana, South and East Osceola, Celebration, Campbell.

Osceola County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
34739Kenansville10----
34741Kissimmee5801010
34743Kissimmee90----
34744Kissimmee5202020
34746Kissimmee1301010
34747Kissimmee310----
34758Kissimmee60----
34769Saint Cloud1502020
34770Saint Cloud--1010
34771Saint Cloud250----
34772Saint Cloud701010

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Neighboring counties: Aransas County, Texas , McMullen County, Texas , Webb County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 7,092
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 24,110 (39% naturalized citizens)

Osceola County:

14.0%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 7,201
  • 1990 to 1994: 3,856
  • 1985 to 1989: 3,468
  • 1980 to 1984: 3,009
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,639
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,145
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,455
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,337

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.3%

Osceola County marital status for males Osceola County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 43,368
  • One, attached: 2,972
  • Two: 1,424
  • 3 or 4: 3,513
  • 5 to 9: 4,100
  • 10 to 19: 2,684
  • 20 or more: 2,756
  • Mobile homes: 10,989
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 487

Housing units in Osceola County with a mortgage: 26,047 (3,162 second mortgage, 1,890 home equity loan, 64 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,975

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Osceola County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic42,4126
Evangelical Protestant36,206152
Other12,32324
Mainline Protestant6,53315
Black Protestant9487
Orthodox2302
None170,033-
Osceola County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 60
Osceola County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 24
This 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.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 189
This county:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Osceola County:

9.3%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Osceola County:

25.1%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.5%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Osceola County:

Average size of farms: 1258 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $125,128
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1601.33
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.71%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 32.32%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $113,450
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.21%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 65.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $72,904
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.78%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.30
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.01%
Vegetables: 1,098 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 11,063 acres

Earthquake activity:

Osceola County-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 354.1 miles away from Osceola County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 330.4 miles away from the county 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 300.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 396.2 miles away from the county 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 409.7 miles away from Osceola County 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 340.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3288): August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1785): August 24, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1785, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaHurricane Wilma, Incident Period: October 23, 2005 to November 18, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1609): October 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1609, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3220): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1561): September 26, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1561, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1551): September 16, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1551, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Frances, Incident Period: September 3, 2004 to October 8, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1545): September 4, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1545, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1539): August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • FloridaOrlando Fire Complex, Incident Period: April 16, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • FloridaOrlando District Fire Complex, Incident Period: May 28, 2000, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Colombia (9%)
  • Dominican Republic (9%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Cuba (5%)
  • Jamaica (5%)
  • Venezuela (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Osceola County (%):

  • German (10%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Osceola County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 60,899 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 12,284 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 719 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 32 (0%)
  • Taxi: 74 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 281 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 386 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,054 (1%)
  • Other means: 624 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,510 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Osceola County, Florida in 2000:

  • 862 people in nursing homes
  • 802 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 189 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 155 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 103 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 101 people in halfway houses
  • 98 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 98 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 48 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 18 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 14 people in religious group quarters
  • 10 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Osceola County, Florida in 2010:

  • 1,147 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,025 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 294 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 181 people in college/university student housing
  • 173 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 144 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 138 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 89 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 26 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,458.

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%

7.50% relocated from other counties in Florida ($18,445 average AGI)
4.08% relocated from other states ($12,421 average AGI)
Osceola County:

4.08%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Seminole County, FL  0.29% ($31,343)
from Lake County, FL  0.27% ($26,123)
from Broward County, FL  0.22% ($29,218)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.21% ($29,106)


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%

7.53% relocated to other counties in Florida ($19,880 average AGI)
3.31% relocated to other states ($8,500 average AGI)
Osceola County:

3.31%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Seminole County, FL  0.31% ($32,173)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.31% ($21,987)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.24% ($28,919)
to Broward County, FL  0.20% ($25,630)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.3

Births per 1000 population in Osceola County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Osceola County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Osceola County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 26.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Osceola County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Osceola County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 30,352 (23,457 aged, 6,895 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 13,532 (20%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Osceola County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2389)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1553)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1316)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1185)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (742)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (709)
  • Unspecified dementia (663)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (542)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (480)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (472)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.91
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6755.370
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 136.190
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28945.45

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1522.170
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 653.780
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.05

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21.28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70.82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.32

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 41.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 22.7
  • Other - 19.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 124.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 55.7
  • Poisoning - 30.3
  • Suffocation - 30.3
  • Other - 8.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 265,423
  • In family households: 235,474 (44,145 male householders, 24,402 female householders)
    47,563 spouses, 84,928 children (77,289 natural, 1,825 adopted, 5,814 stepchildren), 8,252 grandchildren, 3,477 brothers or sisters, 4,468 parents, 5,439 other relatives, 9,557 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 29,949 (10,927 male householders (7,601 living alone)), 11,129 female householders (8,661 living alone)), 7,893 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,262 (2,636 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 22,933 2-persons, 16,685 3-persons, 14,940 4-persons, 8,145 5-persons, 3,556 6-persons, 2,288 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 16,262 1-person, 4,519 2-persons, 767 3-persons, 326 4-persons, 111 5-persons, 37 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons.

29,426 married couples with children.
11,105 single-parent households (2,714 men, 8,391 women).

66.7% of residents of Osceola County speak English at home.
27.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
4.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $714,294,000 ($3254 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $38,401,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $417,773,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $189,560,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $784,000
Federal grants: $64,008,000
Federal procurement contracts: $20,635,000 ($3,826,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $21,533,000 ($111,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $10,025,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $190,426,000
Federal Government insurance: $923,207,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 15,569
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,277
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8,162
Here:

+35 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +40,064
Here:

+173 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Osceola County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 30.00 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,977
  • 2000 to 2004: 52,692
  • 1990 to 1999: 36,826
  • 1980 to 1989: 20,595
  • 1970 to 1979: 11,024
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,359
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,656
  • 1940 to 1949: 769
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,171
Rooms in houses/apartments in Osceola County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 91
  • 2 rooms: 817
  • 3 rooms: 3,152
  • 4 rooms: 5,084
  • 5 rooms: 9,676
  • 6 rooms: 10,269
  • 7 rooms: 6,905
  • 8 rooms: 3,290
  • 9+ rooms: 2,031
  • 1 room: 739
  • 2 rooms: 2,648
  • 3 rooms: 3,548
  • 4 rooms: 5,545
  • 5 rooms: 3,790
  • 6 rooms: 1,995
  • 7 rooms: 969
  • 8 rooms: 289
  • 9+ rooms: 139
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Osceola County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 726
  • 1 bedroom: 1,890
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,359
  • 3 bedrooms: 21,339
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,174
  • 5+ bedrooms: 827
  • no bedroom: 1,214
  • 1 bedroom: 4,815
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,040
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,670
  • 4 bedrooms: 887
  • 5+ bedrooms: 36
Cars and other vehicles available in Osceola County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,545
  • 1 vehicle: 13,286
  • 2 vehicles: 18,517
  • 3 vehicles: 6,180
  • 4 vehicles: 1,292
  • 5+ vehicles: 495
  • no vehicle: 1,947
  • 1 vehicle: 9,839
  • 2 vehicles: 6,409
  • 3 vehicles: 1,160
  • 4 vehicles: 242
  • 5+ vehicles: 65

44% of Osceola County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Florida.

Osceola County:

44.0%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 39753
  • Northeast: 41233
  • Midwest: 22325
  • South: 18219
  • West: 4472

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $103,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Osceola County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (89.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.0%)
  • Utility gas (3.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Electricity (88.9%)
  • Utility gas (6.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,673
Here:

7.7%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 495
Here:

4.6%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,648
Here:

26.8%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Osceola County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $8,355,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,230,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,857,000
    Parks and Recreation: $400,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $47,545,000
    Police Protection: $34,447,000
    Local Fire Protection: $25,874,000
    Solid Waste Management: $24,246,000
    Regular Highways: $21,516,000
    Financial Administration: $20,697,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,415,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,911,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,486,000
    General Public Buildings: $8,337,000
    Housing and Community Development: $8,314,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,294,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,203,000
    Libraries: $5,135,000
    Health - Other: $4,203,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,166,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,490,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,440,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $95,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,508,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $3,490,000
    General - Other: $649,000
    Local Fire Protection: $420,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $6,911,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $402,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $29,326,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,982,000
    Regular Highways: $5,857,000
    Police Protection: $5,394,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,042,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,435,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,079,000
    Libraries: $946,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $693,000
    General Public Building: $535,000
    Correctional Institutions: $475,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $288,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $203,000
    General - Other: $167,000
    Health - Other: $100,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $100,922,000

Osceola County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $36,786,000
    Toll Highways: $7,029,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,322,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,505,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,543,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,498,000
    Regular Highways: $959,000
    Hospital Public: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $22,748,000
    Public Welfare: $606,000
    General Local Government Support: $522,000
    Water Utilities: $268,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,361,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $30,195,000
    Rents: $25,403,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $7,039,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,134,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,297,000
    Sale of Property: $1,187,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $241,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,027,000
    Highways: $1,936,000
    Housing and Community Development: $882,000
    Water Utilities: $612,000
    General Local Government Support: $337,000
    Public Welfare: $266,000
  • Tax - Property: $92,941,000
    Other License: $43,006,000
    Other Selective Sales: $32,044,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $24,235,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $14,393,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $8,472,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $340,000

Osceola County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $373,192,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $359,509,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $36,283,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $33,489,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,826,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,794,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,143,000

Osceola County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,251,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $184,817,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,559,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,313
  • Number of aged recipients: 942
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,371
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,717
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,050
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,546
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,865
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,806
Osceola County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Osceola County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 28 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,741$132,6051,316$129,6471,356$165,07548$72,021905$138,90881$78,716
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED85$124,506115$146,217238$168,19314$54,71499$142,72726$74,077
APPLICATIONS DENIED633$135,272623$128,5631,715$172,478133$53,391617$143,817131$79,870
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN320$135,613275$123,738630$168,84425$95,120207$142,09718$143,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS113$125,39887$149,954280$164,77914$111,07175$166,65312$106,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 25 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED64$170,79716$165,8138$196,7501$170,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED56$227,96418$232,38916$208,4380$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$138,80013$161,4626$103,6670$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$136,3574$240,5003$106,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$253,0712$154,0007$220,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Osceola County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John37074.7 years
Robert30973.0 years
Mary29979.6 years
James29472.5 years
William28976.0 years
Charles19774.8 years
George17876.6 years
Joseph17775.6 years
Helen16483.6 years
Richard16170.8 years
Most common last names in Osceola County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13675.6 years
Rodriguez9971.8 years
Brown9076.3 years
Johnson8677.4 years
Rivera8669.4 years
Williams8077.2 years
Miller6277.3 years
Jones6278.7 years
Gonzalez5371.9 years
Anderson5379.0 years
Businesses in Osceola County, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven19LensCrafters1
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza5
AMF Bowling1Long John Silver's2
AT&T6Lowe's2
Ace Hardware1Marshalls1
Advance Auto Parts9MasterBrand Cabinets3
Aeropostale1McDonald's11
American Eagle Outfitters1Men's Wearhouse2
Applebee's2Motel 61
Arby's2New Balance1
Ashley Furniture2Nike7
AutoZone5OfficeMax1
Baskin-Robbins4Old Navy1
Baymont Inn1Olive Garden2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Outback2
Ben & Jerry's1Outback Steakhouse2
Blockbuster4Pac Sun1
Budget Car Rental2Panda Express2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panera Bread1
Burger King9Papa John's Pizza2
CVS11Payless4
Chevrolet2Penske4
Chipotle1Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K1Pizza Hut9
Clarion1Popeyes3
ColorTyme2Publix Super Markets12
Comfort Suites1Quality2
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos2
Curves2RadioShack3
DHL3Ramada1
Dairy Queen2Red Lobster2
Days Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Dennys6Rodeway Inn1
Discount Tire1Rooms To Go2
Domino's Pizza5Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts11Sam's Club1
Econo Lodge2Sephora1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel3
FedEx29Staples2
Foot Locker1Starbucks3
Ford2Steak 'n Shake1
GNC4Studio 61
GameStop7Subway16
Goodwill5Super 82
H&R Block9T-Mobile7
Haagen-Dazs1T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell9
Home Depot3Target2
Howard Johnson3Tire Kingdom5
IHOP5Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1Travelodge2
Johnny Rockets1U-Haul25
Jones New York2UPS28
Journeys1Vans1
Justice1Verizon Wireless3
KFC9Village Inn1
Kmart1Waffle House3
Knights Inn1Walgreens7
Kohl's1Walmart5
La-Z-Boy1Wet Seal1
Lane Bryant1YMCA2
Lane Furniture1

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