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Orange County, Florida

Orange County is a county located in the U.S. State of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 896,344. Its county seat is Orlando, Florida6.

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History Mosquito County was created in 1824. It was renamed Orange County in 1845. It was named for the fruit that constitutes the county's main product and the orange industry.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,601 km² (1,004 mi²). 2,350 km² (907 mi²) of it is land and 251 km² (97 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 9.63% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 896,344 people, 336,286 households, and 220,267 families residing in the county. The population density is 381/km² (988/mi²). There are 361,349 housing units at an average density of 154/km² (398/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 68.59% White, 18.17% African American, 0.34% Native American, 3.35% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 6.01% from other races, and 3.43% from two or more races. 18.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 336,286 households out of which 32.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.00% are married couples living together, 13.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% are non-families. 24.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.14.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 10.90% from 18 to 24, 33.80% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 10.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $41,311, and the median income for a family is $47,159. Males have a median income of $32,053 versus $25,402 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,916. 12.10% of the population and 8.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.30% are under the age of 18 and 9.30% are 65 or older.

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