Introduction to Winter Springs, Florida

Winter Springs, Florida, in Seminole county, is 11 miles N of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 87 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is considered part of the Orlando metropolitan area. Winter Springs has a population of 31,666.

Winter Springs History

The history of Winter Springs has been recorded from the time a New York merchant, Moses Levy, made a fortune in lumbering and trade with the Spanish. The city was incorporated in 1959 as North Orlando, and it wasn't until 1972 that it changed its name to Winter Springs. On the basis of land area, it is the largest city in Seminole County now. This city was ranked by the August 2007 issue of Money Magazine as the 31st best place to live in the United States and the 2nd best place to live in the state of Florida.

Winter Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Art & Graphics by Michael Kingery (Amusement and Theme Park)
  • Gee Creek
  • Maria Lake
  • All Souls Catholic Church
  • Youngs Railroad Station

Things To Do In Winter Springs

The city of Winter Springs has a number of amusement parks nearby including the Blue Spring State Park, and the Hontoon Island State Park. These are ideal places for family picnics and provide great entertainment opportunities for adults and kids alike. Those interested in the history and fine arts can visit the museums in the surrounding area. Apart from this, nearby attractions also include the Brevard Zoo, Disney World, Kennedy Space Center and Universal Studios.

Winter Springs Transportation

The city is served by the Orlando Sanford International Airport.

Winter Springs Higher Education

Adult education is provided by Seminole Community College.


Total Population 33,673
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 16,230
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 48.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.5%
Median Earnings25+ $36,244
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $7,173
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,688


Median Family Income $78,542
% Above Poverty Level 89.1%
% Below Poverty Level 10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 24.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,086
Median House Value $202,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.3%
Irish 13.7%

Winter Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Orlando, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Seminole
Metro Area Orlando
Standard Zip Codes 32708
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32719
Phone Area Codes 407
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.698
Longitude -81.308

Winter Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 70 F
Apr Temp 57 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 64 to 83 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches
Station DELAND 1 SSE
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 70 F
Apr Temp 56 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
Station LISBON
Distance 31.1 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

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Location Population Median Family Income
Altamonte Springs 41,889 $58,621
Casselberry 26,520 $49,093
Lake Mary 14,605 $100,625
Longwood 13,776 $64,145
Oviedo 35,602 $91,727
Sanford 55,296 $44,909
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