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Overview

Introduction to Mount Dora, Florida

Mount Dora, Florida, in Lake county, is 24 miles W of Deltona, Florida and 77 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is part of the Orlando metropolitan statistical area. 

Mount Dora History

The first family to settle in Central Florida was David M. Simpson and his family. Postmaster Ross Tremain originally named the area Royellou after the names of his three children, Roy, Ella and Louis. The name Mount Dora was derived from the name of the Lake Dora, located in the vicinity. Mount Dora became a popular winter tourist retreat after a railroad arrived in the area. This stimulated the economy and the city was incorporated in 1910.

Mount Dora and Nearby Attractions

  • Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens.
  • Blue Spring State Park.
  • Bulow Plantation Ruins State Historic Site.
  • Mennello Museum of American Folk Art.
  • Disney World.

Things To Do In Mount Dora

Local historical sites include the Old Mount Dora Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station, Lakeside Inn, the John P. Donnelly House, the Royellou Museum and the Antique Boat Museum. Local parks include the Blue Spring State Park, the Lake Eola Park and many others. Local celebrations include the Annual Bicycle Festival and the Annual Craft Fair.

Mount Dora Transportation

Air transportation is available from Orlando International Airport.

Mount Dora Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Bethune-Cookman College, Central Florida Community College and Daytona Beach Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,204
Male Share of the Population42.7%
Female Share of the Population57.3%
Senior Citizens28.5%
Employed Population 16+5,435
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married49.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.4%
Median Earnings25+$29,933
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,471
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,182
% Above Poverty Level87.9%
% Below Poverty Level12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone33.5%
Median Gross Rent$921
Median House Value$208,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.5%
English10%
Irish8.7%
Italian4%
Scottish2%
Polish1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Dutch1.2%
Norwegian1.2%
West Indian0.8%
Portuguese0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Greek0.3%
Russian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
German0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Mount Dora Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes32757
P.O. Box Zip Codes32756
Phone Area Codes352
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.8
Approximate Longitude-81.64

Mount Dora Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLISBON
Distance9.5 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
StationDELAND 1 SSE
Distance24.8 miles
Jan Temp45 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip57 inches
StationOCALA
Distance38.2 miles
Jan Temp46 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp61 to 84 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Apopka47,023$65,427
Astatula1,629$50,833
Eustis19,661$50,469
Montverde1,532$87,727
Tavares14,965$50,858
Umatilla3,639$39,934

Mount Dora Hospitals

National Deaf Academy Residential Facility
19650 Us Hwy 441
(352) 735-9500

Mount Dora Public Schools

Contracted Services
28334 Churchill Smith Ln
ZIP: 32757
(352) 797-7000
Other
Mt. Dora High School
700 N Highland St
ZIP: 32757
(352) 383-2177
High
Total Enrollment 1063
Mt. Dora Middle School
1405 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 32757
(352) 383-6101
Middle
Total Enrollment 800
Round Lake Elementary School
31333 Round Lake Rd
ZIP: 32757
(352) 385-4399
Primary
Total Enrollment 877
Triangle Elementary School
1707 Eudora Rd
ZIP: 32757
(352) 383-6176
Primary
Total Enrollment 731

Mount Dora Private Schools

Carlton Palms Educational Center
28308 Churchill Smith Ln
ZIP: 32757
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 93
Christian Home & Bible School
301 W 13th Ave
ZIP: 32757
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 507
House Of Restoration Ministries Academy
2010 Donnelly Pl
ZIP: 32757
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
Montessori At Roseborough
751 E 5th Ave
ZIP: 32757
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
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