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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population41,393
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens10.1%
Employed Population 16+20,202
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married50.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.6%
Median Earnings25+$37,006
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,556
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,052

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,122
% Above Poverty Level88%
% Below Poverty Level12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone18.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,176
Median House Value$181,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.9%
German11.2%
Irish10.2%
West Indian8.9%
English7%
Haitian4.3%
Italian4%
Jamaican2.6%
French Except Basque2.5%
Polish2%
Scottish1.4%
Welsh1.2%
Swedish0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Brazilian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Russian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Guyanese0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Arab0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Bahamian0.2%
African0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Ocoee Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes34761
Phone Area Codes407
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.57
Approximate Longitude-81.53

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)

StationCLERMONT 7 S
Distance15 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
StationORLANDO INTL AP
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp50 to 72 F
Apr Temp60 to 83 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp66 to 85 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationKISSIMMEE 2
Distance21.2 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
Apopka47,023$65,427
Eatonville2,168$26,827
Montverde1,532$87,727
Oakland2,773$102,344
Windermere3,175$147,250
Winter Garden39,219$72,058

Ocoee Hospitals

Health Central
(Government - District/authority)
10000 W Colonial Dr
(407) 296-1000

Ocoee Public Schools

Citrus Elementary
87 N Clarke Rd
ZIP: 34761
(407) 445-5475
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Hope Charter
1550 E Crown Point Rd
ZIP: 34761
(407) 656-4673
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Legacy High Charter
1550 E Crown Point Rd
ZIP: 34761
(407) 656-4673
High
Total Enrollment 171
Ocoee Elementary
400 S Lakewood Ave
ZIP: 34761
(407) 877-5027
Primary
Total Enrollment 804
Ocoee High
1925 Ocoee Crown Point Pkwy
ZIP: 34761
(407) 905-3000
High
Total Enrollment 2243
Ocoee Middle
300 S Bluford Ave
ZIP: 34761
(407) 877-5035
Middle
Total Enrollment 1375
Spring Lake Elementary
1105 Sarah Lee Ln
ZIP: 34761
(407) 877-5047
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Thornebrooke Elementary
601 Thornebrooke Dr
ZIP: 34761
(407) 909-1301
Primary
Total Enrollment 741
Westbrooke Elementary
500 Tomyn Blvd
ZIP: 34761
(407) 656-6228
Primary
Total Enrollment 611

Ocoee Private Schools

Light Christian Academy
1105 N Lakewood Ave
ZIP: 34761
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Victory Christian Academy
1601 A D Mims Rd
ZIP: 34761
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 150
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