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Overview

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 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.

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.

People

Total Population 33,973
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 16,533
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,301
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,060
Median House Value $205,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.4%
Irish 13.5%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station SANFORD ORLANDO
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Altamonte Springs 42,218 $55,986
Casselberry 26,663 $49,409
Lake Mary 15,038 $102,720
Longwood 13,848 $67,377
Oviedo 36,617 $90,879
Sanford 56,170 $42,275

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

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Winter Springs High Schools

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WINTER SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
130 TUSKAWILLA ROAD
407-320-8750
Serves 2,714 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

ACS GROVE
480 OLD SANFORD/OVIEDO RD
407-320-0167
A Non-traditional School
Serves 22 students.

ACS GROVE UNIQUE YOUTH SENIORVCS
580 OLD SANFORD/OVIEDO RO
407-320-0167
A Non-traditional School
Serves 21 students.

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