Minneola, Florida

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Minneola, Florida

Introduction to Minneola, Florida

Minneola, Florida, in Lake county, is 22 miles W of Orlando, Florida and 61 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. Minneola has a population of 5,435.

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.

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High Points

Minneola strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 16% Minneola Low Rate of Poverty
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Minneola Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Minneola, Florida

Comparing Minneola to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 10
Racial Diversity 9 6
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 5
Age of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 6 8
College Educated Adults 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 2 1
Working at Home 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 5
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
People Living Alone 2 1

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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

  • 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
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
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Minneola Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,435 100%
Male 2,669 49.1%
Female 2,766 50.9%
Under 18 1,614 29.7%
18+ 3,821 70.3%
65+ 475 8.7%
Median Age 33.1
Average Family Size 3.14
White 4,821 88.7%
African-American 275 5.1%
Asian 72 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 0.3%
Other 160 2.9%
Mixed Race 90 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 594 10.9%

Estimated Minneola Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,665
Growth 3,230
Growth % 59.4%

Minneola Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.8%
German 14.3%
English 12.3%
US/American 8.2%
Irish 6.7%
Italian 6%
French (except Basque) 4.2%
Scotch-Irish 3.9%
Polish 3.6%
Swedish 2.8%
Norwegian 2.7%
European 2.3%
Scottish 2%
Dutch 1.5%
African 1%
Welsh 0.9%
French Canadian 0.9%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.9%
Greek 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.5%
Danish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Bulgarian 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Minneola 5,435 $52,645
Astatula 1,298 $33,393
Clermont 9,333 $48,216
Groveland 2,360 $37,857
Mascotte 2,687 $40,483
Montverde 882 $46,813
Oakland 936 $56,250
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