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Overview

Introduction to Minneola, Florida

Minneola, Florida, in Lake county, is 22 miles W of Orlando, Florida and 61 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. 

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,371
Male Share of the Population42.5%
Female Share of the Population57.5%
Senior Citizens10.2%
Employed Population 16+5,382
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married53.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.3%
Median Earnings25+$34,016
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,489
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,972

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,246
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone14.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,248
Median House Value$145,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.8%
Irish15.5%
German12%
English8.2%
Italian7.6%
Welsh2.9%
West Indian2.9%
French Except Basque2.7%
Swedish2.3%
Jamaican2%
Polish1.7%
Canadian1.6%
Dutch1.2%
African1%
Scottish1%
Guyanese1%
Danishn0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Haitian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Belizean0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Czech0.1%
Russian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Minneola Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes34715
P.O. Box Zip Codes34755
Phone Area Codes352
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.57
Approximate Longitude-81.74

Minneola Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLERMONT 7 S
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp48 to 71 F
Apr Temp57 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp64 to 83 F
Annual Precip49.7 inches
StationLISBON
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp45 to 68 F
Apr Temp57 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationKISSIMMEE 2
Distance28.4 miles
Jan Temp48 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 82 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Astatula1,629$50,833
Clermont31,171$68,875
Groveland10,643$59,309
Mascotte5,350$54,688
Montverde1,532$87,727
Oakland2,773$102,344

Minneola Public Schools

Grassy Lake Elementary School
1100 Fosgate Rd
ZIP: 34715
(352) 242-0313
Primary
Total Enrollment 1002
Lake Minneola High School
101 N Hancock Rd
ZIP: 34715
(352) 394-9600
High
Total Enrollment 2126
Minneola Elementary Conversion Charter School
300 E Pearl St
ZIP: 34715
(352) 394-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 1086

Minneola Private Schools

New Hope Christian Academy
105 E Baker St
ZIP: 34715
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 58
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