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Overview

Introduction to Longwood, Florida

Longwood, Florida, in Seminole county, is 11 miles N of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 85 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. It's part of the surrounding Orlando metro area.

Longwood History

The initial settlers of the area that would become Longwood came around early 1870s. John Neil Searcy who came in March of 1873, and Edward Warren Henck who came in November. They began developing a small community in this area. It was Henck who decided on the name "Longwood" for the area. He also became the first mayor of Longwood in 1885. Longwood was incorporated as a city in 1923.

Longwood and Nearby Attractions

  • Bradlee-McIntyre House.
  • Longwood Historic District.
  • Spring Hammock Preserve.
  • Walt Disney World.
  • Universal Studios.

Things To Do In Longwood

Longwood is in the neighborhood of some of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. They include the beaches of Atlantic Coast, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Wet N’ Wild. Visitors have a limitless choice of interesting activities, like biking, hiking, fishing, swimming and camping. There are a number of golf courses and facilities for other outdoor sports as well.

Longwood Transportation

People looking to travel by air can use nearby Orlando International Airport.

Longwood Higher Education

The University of Phoenix is local to the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,345
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+7,106
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.1%
Median Earnings25+$36,507
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,351
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,978

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,815
% Above Poverty Level85.5%
% Below Poverty Level14.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,097
Median House Value$163,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.4%
German11.6%
Irish10.1%
English7.4%
Italian6.9%
French Except Basque4%
West Indian3.9%
Scottish2.1%
Polish2%
Haitian1.6%
Russian1.3%
Jamaican1.3%
Dutch1.1%
African0.8%
Barbadian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Longwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Seminole County
Standard Zip Codes32750, 32779
P.O. Box Zip Codes32752, 32791
Phone Area Codes407
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.7
Approximate Longitude-81.34

Longwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSANFORD ORLANDO
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp47 to 70 F
Apr Temp57 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp64 to 83 F
Annual Precip51.3 inches
StationDELAND 1 SSE
Distance21.8 miles
Jan Temp45 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip57 inches
StationTITUSVILLE
Distance31 miles
Jan Temp50 to 70 F
Apr Temp60 to 81 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 83 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Altamonte Springs43,084$57,158
Casselberry27,087$52,188
Eatonville2,360$30,509
Lake Mary15,886$108,771
Sanford57,979$47,025
Winter Springs35,050$83,262

Longwood Hospitals

South Seminole Hospital
(Proprietary)
555 W State Rd 434
(407) 351-8500

Longwood Public Schools

Lyman High School
865 S Ronald Reagan Blvd
ZIP: 32750
(407) 746-2050
High
Total Enrollment 2675
Milwee Middle School
1341 S Ronald Reagan Blvd
ZIP: 32750
(407) 746-3850
Middle
Total Enrollment 1296
Rock Lake Middle School
250 Slade Dr
ZIP: 32750
(407) 746-9350
Middle
Total Enrollment 877
Seminole Academy Of Digital Learning
840 Orange Ave
ZIP: 32750
(407) 871-7282
Primary
Total Enrollment 31
South Seminole Hospital
555 West State Rd 434
ZIP: 32750
(407) 330-6750
Other
Woodlands Elementary School
1420 Ee Williamson Rd
ZIP: 32750
(407) 746-2750
Primary
Total Enrollment 860
Sabal Point Elementary School
960 Wekiva Springs Rd
ZIP: 32779
(407) 746-3050
Primary
Total Enrollment 880
Wekiva Elementary School
1450 E Wekiva Trl
ZIP: 32779
(407) 746-3150
Primary
Total Enrollment 789

Longwood Private Schools

Northland Early Learning Center
530 Dog Track Rd
ZIP: 32750
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Oak Arbor Christian School
1902 Longwood Lake Mary Rd
ZIP: 32750
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
Sanlando Christian School
1894 W State Road 434
ZIP: 32750
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Markham Woods Christian Academy
1675 Dixon Rd
ZIP: 32779
Elementary
Total Enrollment 63
Pace Brantley School
3221 Sand Lake Rd
ZIP: 32779
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 132
Sweetwater Episcopal Academy
251 E Lake Brantley Dr
ZIP: 32779
Elementary
Total Enrollment 167
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