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Overview

Introduction to Minneola, Florida

Minneola, Florida, in Lake county, is 22 miles W of Orlando, Florida and 61 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. 

Minneola History

Minneola was originally part of Sumter County. Its name is a Dakota Indian word meaning "many waters." Lake County was formed in 1887, when parts of Sumter and Orange County were combined.

Minneola and Nearby Attractions

  • Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens.
  • Dade Battlefield State Historic Site.
  • Lake Griffin State Park.
  • Orlando Science Center.

Things To Do In Minneola

The Presidents Hall of Fame, the Winter Garden Heritage Museum and the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens are all accessible from Minneola. The Dade Battlefield State Historic Site preserves the history of the Dade massacre, which occurred during the Second Seminole War. Local parks include Lake Griffin State Park, Lake Louisa State Park and Palatlakha Park. There are opportunities for swimming, fishing and canoeing at Lake Louisa State Park.

Minneola Transportation

Orlando International is the nearest major airport.

Minneola Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the Lake-Sumter Community College, Rollins College, Valencia Community College and Seminole Community College.

People

Total Population 10,086
Male Share of the Population 44.6%
Female Share of the Population 55.4%
Senior Citizens 8.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,315
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 56.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,900
% Above Poverty Level 92.6%
% Below Poverty Level 7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 16%
Median Gross Rent $1,099
Median House Value $132,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 12.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Minneola Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles W of Orlando, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Lake
Metro Area Orlando
Standard Zip Codes 34715
P.O. Box Zip Codes 34755
Phone Area Codes 352
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.574
Longitude -81.746

Minneola Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CLERMONT 7 S
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 71 F
Apr Temp 57 to 83 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 64 to 83 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Station LISBON
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 68 F
Apr Temp 57 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Station KISSIMMEE 2
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 82 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Astatula 1,541 $47,438
Clermont 30,319 $62,342
Groveland 9,931 $55,445
Mascotte 5,267 $59,135
Montverde 1,594 $77,250
Oakland 2,721 $101,128

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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