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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.

People

Total Population 13,848
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 18.2%
Employed Population 16+ 6,632
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 45.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.5%
Median Earnings25+ $33,229
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,162
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,883

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,377
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 28%
Median Gross Rent $1,155
Median House Value $149,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.3%
Irish 11.9%

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

Longwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Orlando, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Seminole
Metro Area Orlando
Standard Zip Codes 32750, 32779
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32752, 32791
Phone Area Codes 407
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.702
Longitude -81.338

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)

Station SANFORD ORLANDO
Distance 8 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 21.8 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 TITUSVILLE
Distance 31 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 70 F
Apr Temp 60 to 81 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 66 to 83 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Longwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wekiva Springs (32779, 32791)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Altamonte Springs 42,218 $55,986
Casselberry 26,663 $49,409
Eatonville 2,299 $29,615
Lake Mary 15,038 $102,720
Sanford 56,170 $42,275
Winter Springs 33,973 $79,301

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

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Longwood High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

LYMAN HIGH SCHOOL
865 S COUNTY ROAD 427
407-320-2050
Serves 2,421 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

ACS ANNEX
851 EAST SENIOR 434
407-320-0167
A Non-traditional School
Serves 39 students.

ACS FIRST STEP IV
851 E STATE ROAD 434 S-1
407-260-8884
A Non-traditional School
Serves 9 students.

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