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Encyclopedia > Seminole County, Florida
Seminole County, Florida
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Founded April 25, 1913
Seat Sanford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

893 km² (345 mi²)
798 km² (308 mi²)
95 km² (37 mi²), 10.63%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

365,196
458/km² 
Website: www.seminolecountyfl.gov

Seminole County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida and part of the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). It is located in the central part of Florida between Orlando to the south and DeLand/Daytona Beach to the north. As of 2000, the population was 365,196. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the 2006 population was 406,875[1]. Its county seat is Sanford, Florida.6 Image File history File links Seminole_County_Fl_Seal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_FL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Florida ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Sanford is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 38,291 at the 2000 census. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... The Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known as the Orlando Area, Metro Orlando or (more colloquially) Greater Orlando, is the state of Floridas third most densely populated metropolitan region. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Recently built new Volusia County Courthouse The Annual Dog Parade in DeLand DeLand is the county seat of Volusia County, Florida. ... Daytona Beach in 2005 Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, USA. As of 2004, the population estimates recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 64,422. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Sanford is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 38,291 at the 2000 census. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

History

Seminole County was created on April 25, 1913 out of part of Orange County by the Florida Legislature. It was named for the Seminole tribe of Indians. The name "Seminole" is thought to be derived from the Spanish word cimarron, meaning "wild" or "runaway." is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... The Florida Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Florida. ... The Flag of the Seminoles of Florida, adopted in 1979 The Seminole are a Native American people originally of Florida, and now residing in that state and in Oklahoma. ...


Government

The government currently operates under a County Charter originally adopted in 1989 and amended in November, 1994. Policymaking and the legislative authority are vested in the Board of County Commissioners, a five-member board elected to four-year terms in partisan, countywide elections and from single member districts. The Board adopts the County budget, levies property taxes and other fees, and hires the County Manager and County Attorney. In addition to the Board there are five Constitutional Officers who are elected to partisan, four-year terms in accordance with the constitution of the State of Florida. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ...

Seminole County has adopted GASB 34 in 2002, so revenues and expenses in total only available from that time.
Seminole County has adopted GASB 34 in 2002, so revenues and expenses in total only available from that time.

The Constitutional Officers, Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts, Sheriff, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, and Supervisor of Elections, maintain separate accounting records and budgets. The Board funds a portion or, in certain instances, all of the operating budgets of the County's Constitutional Officers. Seminole County, Florida Revenues and Expenses - Excel from data in Financial Statement This is an Excel graph using data from the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2003. ... GASB stands for Governmental Accounting Standards Board. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


The County provides a full range of services; the construction and maintenance of the County's infrastructure, public safety, recreation, health and human services, and development and protection of the physical and economic environment.


In addition to the County Government described above, there are other political entities which are controlled by the County:

The US 17-92 Community Redevelopment Agency was established by resolution in 1997 pursuant to Part III, Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, to redevelop the US 17-92 Community Redevelopment Area. ... The Seminole County Expressway Authority is an independent special district established in 1974, pursuant to Chapter 348 of the Florida Statutes. ... The Law Library was established by the laws of Florida, Chapter 59-1863. ... The Port Authority was established by the Laws of Florida, Chapter 65. ...

Principal Officials

Commissioner, District I - Bob Dallari


Commissioner, District II - Michael McLean


Commissioner, District III - Dick Van Der Weide


Commissioner, District IV - Carlton D. Henley


Commissioner, District V - Brenda Carey


Clerk of the Circuit Court - Maryanne Morse


Sheriff - Donald F. Eslinger Donald F. Eslinger, Seminole County Sheriff The Seminole County Sheriffs Office is the chief law enforcement agency for unincorporated areas of Seminole County, Florida, USA. The current sheriff is Donald F. Eslinger who was appointed following the death of Sheriff John E. Polk in 1991. ...


Tax Collector - Ray Valdes


Property Appraiser - David Johnson


Supervisor of Elections - Michael Ertel


County Attorney - Robert A. McMillan


County Manager - Cynthia A. Coto


Deputy County Manager - Don Fisher


County Attorney - Robert McMillan


Finance Director - Robert L. Wilson


Fiscal Services Director - Lisa Spriggs


Human Resources Director - Janet Davis


Library & Leisure Services Director - Suzy Goldman


Public Safety Director - Tad Stone


Fire Chief - Leeanna Raw Seminole County Fire Department was founded in 1974 and currently has 16 stations throughout the unincoporated areas of Seminole County and the city of Altamonte Springs. ...


Public Works Director - Gary Johnson


Community Services Director - David Medley


Planning & Development Director - Dan Matthys


County Engineer - Jerry McCollum


Tourism Development Director - Suzan Bunn


Economic Development Director - William McDermott


Environmental Services Director - John Cirello


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 893 km² (345 mi²). 798 km² (308 mi²) of it is land and 95 km² (37 mi²) of it (10.63%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Seminole County's location between Volusia County and Orange County has made it one of the fastest growing counties in Florida. The Greater Orlando Metropolitan District which includes Seminole, Osceola, and the surrounding counties of Lake and Orange counties, together with neighboring Volusia and Brevard counties create a viable, progressive and diverse setting for economic growth and residential development. Volusia redirects here. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ...


Adjacent Counties

Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ... Volusia redirects here. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 365,196 people, 139,572 households, and 97,281 families residing in the county. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the population of the County has grown to 394,878 by 2003. The population density was 458/km² (1,185/mi²). There were 147,079 housing units at an average density of 184/km² (477/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.41% White, 9.52% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 2.50% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.06% from other races, and 2.18% from two or more races. 11.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City 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 encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 139,572 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07. The Department of Education states that in 2003, school enrollment was approximately 72,630. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...

2003 population is 394,8782003 school enrollment is 72,630.
2003 population is 394,878
2003 school enrollment is 72,630.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 32.00% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males. Seminole County Population This is an Excel graph using data from the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2003. ...


The median income for a household in the county was $49,326, and the median income for a family was $56,895. Males had a median income of $40,001 versus $28,217 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,591. About 5.10% of families and 7.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.60% of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Because of the massive urban sprawl in the area and outdated and unplanned transit infrastructure, traffic congestion is a growing concern. Fundamentally, the lack of east-west mobility in the area creates severe traffic issues every weekday. Many residents of Seminole County work in Orange County, and those in northern Volusia County commute through Seminole County daily to Orange County. Urban sprawl (also: suburban sprawl) is the spreading out of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Volusia County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...


Economics

Principal Taxpayers

Taxpayer Type of Business Assessed Valuation Percent of Total Taxable Valuation
Colonial Realty LP Property Management / Development $ 217,597,511 1.18%
Progress Energy Florida, Inc. Electric Utility 162,934,377 .88%
BellSouth Telecommunications Communications 91,591,862 .50%
Seminole Towne Centre LP Shopping Mall 87,867,747 .48%
Altamonte Mall A Jt. Venture Shopping Mall 86,903,276 .47%
Sprint Nextel Corp. Communications 83,090,520 .45%
Convergys Call Center Outsourcing 68,774,402 .37%
United Dominion Realty Tr Property Management / Development 61,467,400 .33%
Rouse-Orlando Inc. Shopping Mall 60,318,083 .33%

Progress Energy, Inc. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. ... Convergys (NYSE: CVG) is a multi-national corporation that provides management consulting services, outsourced billing, customer care and employee care, and transaction management software. ...

Per Capita Income and Unemployment Rate

2001 per capita income is $31,8972003 unemployment rate is 5.4% (national is 6.0%
2001 per capita income is $31,897
2003 unemployment rate is 5.4% (national is 6.0%

Seminole County per capital income and unemployment rates This is an Excel graph using data from the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2003. ...

Municipalities

Incorporated

  1. City of Altamonte Springs
  2. City of Casselberry
  3. City of Lake Mary
  4. City of Longwood
  5. City of Oviedo
  6. City of Sanford
  7. City of Winter Springs

Altamonte Springs is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ... Casselberry is the home of Adam The Goodman, a Taurus who enjoys long walks on the beach, spring flowers, and defending all which is good with his trusty board with a nail in it. ... Lake Mary is a city located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Clock tower in Longwood Historic District Longwood is a city in Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 13,745 at the 2000 census. ... Oviedo is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ... Sanford is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 38,291 at the 2000 census. ... Winter Springs is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ...

City districts and neighborhoods

Forest City is a census-designated place and an area located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Altamonte Springs is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ... Heathrow is a census-designated place and anarea located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Lake Mary is a city located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Winter Springs is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ...

Unincorporated

Chuluota is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Fern Park is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Geneva is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ... Midway is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Wekiwa Springs is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Seminole County, Florida. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

External links

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Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ...

Tourism links

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Cities and communities of Seminole County, Florida
County seat Sanford Location of Seminole County
Incorporated places Altamonte Springs | Casselberry | Forest City (partly within Altamonte Springs) | Heathrow (partly within Lake Mary) | Lake Mary | Longwood | Oviedo | Sanford | Winter Springs
Unincorporated places Chuluota | Fern Park | Geneva | Midway | Wekiwa Springs
Adjacent Counties Brevard | Volusia | Orange | Lake


Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Sanford is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 38,291 at the 2000 census. ... Image File history File links Seminole_County_Florida. ... An incorporated place, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is a type of governmental unit incorporated under state law as a city, town (except the New England states, New York, and Wisconsin), borough (except in Alaska and New York), or village and having legally prescribed limits, powers, and... Altamonte Springs is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ... Casselberry is the home of Adam The Goodman, a Taurus who enjoys long walks on the beach, spring flowers, and defending all which is good with his trusty board with a nail in it. ... Forest City is a census-designated place and an area located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Heathrow is a census-designated place and anarea located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Lake Mary is a city located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Clock tower in Longwood Historic District Longwood is a city in Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 13,745 at the 2000 census. ... Oviedo is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ... Sanford is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 38,291 at the 2000 census. ... Winter Springs is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ... In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... Chuluota is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Fern Park is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Geneva is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ... Midway is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Wekiwa Springs is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Seminole County, Florida. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ... Volusia redirects here. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ...

Coordinates: 28°43′N 81°14′W / 28.71, -81.23 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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