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Encyclopedia > Osceola County, Florida

Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 172,493. Its county seat is Kissimmee, Florida.6 Image File history File links Osceola_County_Florida. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Kissimmee is a city located in Osceola County, Florida. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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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." 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ...


On July 21, 1821, Florida was divided into two counties, named Escambia County to the west and St. John's County to the east. In 1824, the southern part of St. John's County became Mosquito County, with Enterprise as the county seat. When Florida became a state in 1845, Mosquito County was renamed Orange County. In 1844, Brevard County was carved out from Mosquito County. On May 12, 1887, Osceola was named a county, having been created from both Orange and Brevard Counties. Osceola County reached all the way down to Lake Okeechobee until 1917. 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... St. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Orange County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Orange County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Location in the state of Florida Formed 1844 Seat Titusville Area  - Total  - Water 4,032 km² (1,557 mi²) 1,395 km² (539 mi²) 34. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... Lake Okeechobee, locally referred to as Lake O, The Big Lake, or simply The Lake is a freshwater lake in the U.S. state of Florida. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ...


Government

Osceola County is a Charter County, and an administrative subdivision of the State of Florida. Voters approved the County Charter in March 1992, and it took effect on October 1, 1992. The structure of County government under the charter does not depart dramatically from the structure of a County government outlined in the Florida Statutes. A charter is a document bestowing certain rights on a town, city, university or institution; sometimes used as a loan of money. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Great Seal of the State of Florida The Florida Statutes are the codified, statutory laws of the state of Florida. ...


Osceola County Government is governed by three sets of elected officials, each of which independently directs separate branches of County Government. These include: the five-member County Commission, five separate Constitutional Officers, and a number of Judicial Officers. Under State law, the County Commission is responsible for funding the budgets of all Osceola County Government, including the independently elected Constitutional Officers and Judicial Officers, as well as the Commission's own departments. Each independent officer has discretion to administer his or her own programs. The County Commission exercises oversight only over its own departments. An election is a decision making process whereby people vote for preferred political candidates or parties to act as representatives in government. ... An official (from the Latin Officialis, person – or object – related to an officium, see that article) is, in the primary sense, someone who holds an office (i. ...


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. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


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. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


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. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Incorporated

Kissimmee is a city located in Osceola County, Florida. ... St. ...

Unincorporated

Lake Buenaventura or Buenaventura Lakes is an unincorporated CDP located in northern Osceola County, Florida, near Kissimmee. ... Campbell is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Osceola County, Florida. ... Celebration, Florida is a census-designated place and an unincorporated master-planned community near Walt Disney World which was developed by The Walt Disney Company. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Kenansville, Florida, USA, is a near-ghost town located at the junction of Osceola County Road 523 and U.S. Highway 441 in Osceola County, Florida. ... Poinciana is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Osceola County, Florida and Polk County, Florida. ... The Reedy Creek Improvement District in Florida is the immediate governing jurisdiction for the land on the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Yeehaw Junction is an unincorporated area located in Osceola County, Florida. ...

External links

  • Links and Discussion boards concerning Elected Officials representing Osceola County Florida

Government links/Constitutional offices

  • Osceola County Government / Board of County Commissioners
  • Osceola County Supervisor of Elections
  • Osceola County Property Appraiser
  • Osceola County Sheriff's Office
  • Osceola County Tax Collector

Special Districts

Judicial branch

Orange County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...

Tourism links

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The School District of Osceola County, Florida (273 words)
One of only two grantees in Florida, Osceola will receive a first-year amount of just over $2 million, and it is eligible for four consecutive years of funding, subject to the availability of federal funds and progress achieved.
College-bound students and their parents are invited to attend the annual College Night, sponsored in part by the Education Foundation ~ Osceola County and Valencia Community College.
Take Stock in Children, a scholarship/mentoring program of the Education Foundation ~ Osceola County, is accepting applications from sixth grade students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Osceola County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (678 words)
Osceola County is a Charter County, and an administrative subdivision of the State of Florida.
Osceola County Government is governed by three sets of elected officials, each of which independently directs separate branches of County Government.
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.
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