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Orlando is a city in Orange County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Orlando Reeves, a soldier killed here by Indians.
The latitude of Orlando is 28.538N. The longitude is -81.379W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 98 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 199,336.
The local economy now centers on Disneyworld and other tourist attractions.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Orlando demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Orlando area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 32829 ZIP code.
10% of Orlando residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Orlando ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Orlando was $21,216, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Orlando residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Orlando include Griffin Park Historic Distric, Lake Eola Heights Historic District, Mizell - Leu House Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Orlando, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $606. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $962.
Libraries in Orlando include Alafaya Library, Edgewater Library, Herndon Library, Hiawassee Library, Orange County Library System, South Creek Library, South Trail Library, Southeast Library, Southwest Library, Washington Park Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Orlando include WFOL-LP, WFTV, WKMG, WMFE, WOFL, WRBW, WRDQ.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMFE-FM., WUCF-FM.
Orange County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Orlando political report.
Orlando restaurants taking online reservations include Adair's, Bice at Portofino Bay Hotel, Brasserie Citron, Capital Grille - Orlando, Carrino's, Cedar's Restaurant, Dixie Crossroads, El Quijote, Emeril's Restaurant Orlando, Fairways ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Orlando workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 90 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Orlando between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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