Osceola County, Florida

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Osceola County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 172,493. Its county seat is Kissimmee, Florida6.

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History

Osceola County was created in 1887. It was named for the Indian leader Osceola, whose name means "Singer of the Black Drink."

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,901 km² (1,506 mi²). 3,424 km² (1,322 mi²) of it is land and 478 km² (184 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 12.24% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 172,493 people, 60,977 households, and 45,062 families residing in the county. The population density is 50/km² (130/mi²). There are 72,293 housing units at an average density of 21/km² (55/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 77.20% White, 7.36% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 2.20% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 9.06% from other races, and 3.63% from two or more races. 29.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 60,977 households out of which 36.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% are married couples living together, 12.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% are non-families. 19.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.79 and the average family size is 3.18.

In the county the population is spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $38,214, and the median income for a family is $42,061. Males have a median income of $29,034 versus $21,746 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,022. 11.50% of the population and 9.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.70% of those under the age of 18 and 8.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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