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Overview

Introduction to Ocoee, Florida

Ocoee, Florida is 10 miles W of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 70 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. It is in Orange county. The city is part of the Orlando metro area. 

Ocoee History

The story of the beginnings of Ocoee are very interesting. It is said that sometime around the mid 1850s, a doctor named J.D. Starke brought a groups of slaves to this area in order to escape from an attack of malaria. They started by building a camp at the northern shores of a lake, which gradually grew into a community. The lake was named Starke Lake. Although later the community took the name Ocoee, the name of the lake remains the same.

Ocoee and Nearby Attractions

  • Withers Maguire House.
  • Christian Church.
  • Forest Lake Golf Club.
  • Starke Lake.

Things To Do In Ocoee

Ocoee is a very lively place; a variety of events and festivals are regularly organized in the city. There is the Founder’s Day Festival which is held every fall. The city organizes a host of activities aimed at the young as well as the old. Golfing enthusiasts can expect to spend a great time at the public golf course. The lake is the center of many activities like fishing, water skiing, boating and tubing, among many others.

Ocoee Transportation

General air travel services are provided by Orlando International Airport.

Ocoee Higher Education

College level education is available from Rollins College.

People

Total Population 39,884
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 18,965
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 50.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.9%
Median Earnings25+ $36,611
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,298
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,619

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,068
% Above Poverty Level 88.3%
% Below Poverty Level 11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,172
Median House Value $169,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.1%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 10.7%

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

Ocoee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles W of Orlando, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Orange
Metro Area Orlando
Standard Zip Codes 34761
Phone Area Codes 407
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.568
Longitude -81.544

Ocoee 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 CLERMONT 7 S
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 71 F
Apr Temp 57 to 83 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 64 to 83 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Station ORLANDO INTL AP
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 72 F
Apr Temp 60 to 83 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 66 to 85 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station KISSIMMEE 2
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 82 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Apopka 45,801 $63,660
Eatonville 2,299 $29,615
Montverde 1,594 $77,250
Oakland 2,721 $101,128
Windermere 3,106 $134,167
Winter Garden 37,955 $69,856

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

Ocoee Hospitals

HEALTH CENTRAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
10000 W COLONIAL DR
(407) 296-1820
Emergency Service: Yes

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