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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.


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Median household income
Local
$35,732
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Orlando demographic reports
Settled after the Seminole Wars. Boomed with the arrival of the railroad in 1880.

The local economy now centers on Disneyworld and other tourist attractions.

Public transportation: Lynx (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3,322. The number of murders and homicides was 21. The violent crime rate was 16.8 per 1,000 people.
Orlando was named the nation's most dangerous metro area for pedestrians, in a 2004 study by the Surface Transportation Policy Project.
Filming location for:
· 1991 movie, "Fried Green Tomatoes"
· 1998 movie, "The Waterboy"
· 1992 movie, "Lethal Weapon 3"
· 2007 movie, "Sydney White"
Well-known residents have included:
· Wesley Snipes, actor
· Pete Pihos, football player
Local bands (past and present) have included 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys, matchbox twenty
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Bad Ass Coffee, Panera Bread, Seattle's Best Coffee, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Central Florida Fair - April 19-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Orlando web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Eola Park, Loch Haven Park, Turkey Lake Park, Harry P. Leu Gardens
Orlando attractions: Disney World, Epcot, Universal Studios, SeaWorld
Sports teams: Magic (NBA), Predators (Arena Football League)
Historic sites and museums: Orange County Historical Museum, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando Science Center
Colleges and universities: University of Central Florida, Valencia Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 211

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

28% of Orlando residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Orlando include Griffin Park Historic Distric, Lake Eola Heights Historic District, Mizell - Leu House Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Orlando, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $606.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $962.


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Libraries

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

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Orlando include Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Times

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.

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Orange County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Orlando political report.

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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

Traffic

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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