Eustis is a city in Lake County, United States. The population was 15,106 at the 2000 census; the Census Bureau estimated the population in 2008 to be 19,129. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area. Eustis High School is the town's local public high school; the City of Eustis holds a festival every year which begins on the last Friday of February and runs through Sunday and has been held since 1902. This festival, referred to as GeorgeFest, is recognized today as the second longest ongoing annual event held in honor of George Washington, first President of the United States. Eustis is located at 28°51′04″N 81°40′55″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.6 square miles, of which 8.4 square miles is land and 1.3 square miles is water. The city limits are defined by Eudora, CR 44 on the east, CR44 to the north, US Hwy 441 to the south and Lake Eustis and Florida Hospital Waterman to the west; as of the census of 2000, there were 15,106 people, 6,371 households, 4,058 families residing in the city.
The population density was 1,808.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 7,322 housing units at an average density of 876.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 76.90% White, 18.98% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.89% from other races, 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.37% of the population. There were 6,371 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.3% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.86. In the city, the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, 25.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years.
For every 100 females, there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $32,032, the median income for a family was $39,519. Males had a median income of $30,807 versus $22,072 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,706. About 11.0% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.2% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over. Eustis serves as the center for many small communities of Rural East Lake County including Cassia and Pine Lakes; these communities are not reflected in the Census Bureau's City Statistics but make up for the vast discrepancy in county to city stats. When the rural statistics are compiled into the city stats, the total population of Eustis topped 50,000 in 2000. Numerous educational institutions are zoned for Eustis, including: Eustis Heights Elementary, Eustis Elementary, Eustis Middle School, Eustis High School, Alee Academy.
The people of Eustis, on the east shore of Lake Eustis, took their time deciding on a name. First it was Highlands Pendryville, Lake Eustis, itself named about 1825 for General Abraham Eustis. General Eustis, prominent in the Seminole Wars, had skirmished with the Indians on the south shore, near present-day Tavares, Florida. In 1876, A. S. Pendry set out a citrus grove. In 1877 he opened the Ocklawaha Hotel; the post office in the lobby carried the sign Pendryville". Before railroads came in the 1880s, Eustis was a busy port for steamers plying Lakes Harris, Eustis and Griffin. In 1883 the "Lake" was dropped and the town became just Eustis. Although the U. S. opened up the area for homesteading in the 1850s, settlement was delayed by the Civil War. Surveying was completed in 1875 and settlement began in earnest. Among the earliest settlers was Guilford David "G. D." Clifford, who established a store and began the first mail service for the new settlement. It was in the Clifford General Store second floor meeting hall that the town's first churches were formed.
Episcopal and Presbyterian groups all organized and held services there before they had their own buildings. The first homes were those of D. W. Herrick, A. D. Herrick, Henry Key. In 1881 Clifford and Smith built the first general store in the building occupied by A. D. and C. D. Miller. A big year was 1878 when the town's first telegraph line connected Eustis and Sanford; the railroad arrived in 1880, the first train coming from Astor to Fort Mason, where passengers and freight made lake steamer connections to Leesburg, Yalaha, Lane Park and Tavares. Bertie Clifford was the first baby born before Eustis was incorporated in 1883, Edith Hutchins the first baby of the newly incorporated town. D. W. Herrick was the first mayor. G. D. Clifford's dream home in Eustis was designed in 1894 but the Big Freeze of 1894-95 postponed its completion until 1911. Says Eustis historian Louise Carter, "Even though the freeze brought the town's economy to a standstill, Mr. Clifford kept his lakefront general store open and extended credit until people could recover."According to an 1887 business directory, the Clifford Store on Lake Eustis sold "groceries, building material, stoves, glassware and grain.
The opera house, on the second floor, was a cultural center of Eustis and a wide swath of Central Florida. The eighteen-room house at the corner of Bay Street and Bates Avenue today houses the Eustis Historical Museum and Preservation Society, takes visitors back to the gracious Lake County lifestyle of one hundred-odd years ago. Dr. J. H
Tavares is a city in the central portion of the U. S. state of Florida. It is the county seat of Lake County; the population in 2015 was 14,583, with a total of 5,000 households and an average household income of $40,000. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area; the name is toponym. The city was founded in 1880 by Alexander St. Clair-Abrams, a newspaper and railroad man from a Creole family in New Orleans, he gave it the surname of a Portuguese ancestor. In 1883 a post office was established. St. Clair-Abrams's dream of Tavares as the state capital was not realized, but in 1887 it was designated the county seat of Lake County. St. Clair-Abrams chartered a railroad from Tavares to Orlando. In 1919, Tavares incorporated as a town. Tavares is at 28°48′6″N 81°44′1″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, it has a total area of 7.4 square miles. As of the census of 2000, there were 9,700 people, 4,471 households, 2,821 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,368.3 inhabitants per square mile.
There were 5,475 housing units at an average density of 772.3 per square mile. The city's racial makeup was 88.98% White, 7.70% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.46% of the population. There were 4,471 households, of which 16.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.9% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.48. In the city, 14.1% of the population was under the age of 18, 5.8% between 18 and 24, 19.8% between 25 and 44, 22.2% between 45 and 64, 38.0% over 64. The median age was 56. For every 100 females, there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.
The median household income was $31,337, the median family income $36,243. Males had a median income of $28,911 versus $20,271 for females; the per capita income was $19,942. About 6.6% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those 65 or older. The Tavares Seaplane Base is a public-use seaplane base on Lake Dora in Tavares; the base is popular and gives rise to the city's nickname, "America's Seaplane City". The LakeXpress is Lake County's public transportation and has been active since May 2007, it is a fixed-route transportation service that runs every hour from Lady Lake to Mount Dora with circulator routes in Leesburg and Mount Dora. The Groveland Four, African-American men believed to have been wrongly accused of raping a white woman in 1949. One was killed after fleeing, three were convicted at trial in Tavares; the two adults were sentenced to the minor to life in prison. The US Supreme Court ordered a new trial for the two capital defendants.
One was killed while being transported to Tavares in 1951. Walter Irvin was convicted again at trial. In 1955 his death sentence was commuted to life, he was paroled in 1968 and died in 1970. In 2016 the city of Groveland and Lake County formally apologized to families of all the men for injustice. Mallory Horne, member of the Florida Legislature Fireball Roberts, NASCAR driver Jermaine Taylor, NBA player Official website What to do in Tavares
Leesburg is a city in Lake County, United States. The population was 15,956 at the 2000 census; as of 2005, the population recorded by the U. S. Census Bureau was 19,086. Leesburg is in central Florida, between Lake Harris and Lake Griffin, at the head of the Oklawaha River system, it is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area. Leesburg is the home of Lake–Sumter State College, which has campuses in Clermont and Sumterville, Florida, it is the home of Beacon College. Leesburg was first settled in 1857 by Evander McIver Lee. Several of his brothers followed him to the area. One of them, Calvin Lee, was credited with giving the town its name; the city was incorporated in 1875, was designated as the county seat of Sumter County for a time. When Lake County was formed in 1887, Tavares was designated as its seat. In the early 20th century, Leesburg was an important center for watermelon production. In 1930, it held an annual tradition that lasted for nearly 30 years, but watermelon production dwindled and, for the last festival in 1957, watermelons had to be brought to the city from outside the area.
In 1938, during the Great Depression, the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration invested in infrastructure and improvement projects across the county, its Works Progress Administration began work on the Venetian Gardens waterside park, located on the shores of Lake Harris. These canals and gardens have been a centerpiece of the community since. Lake Square Mall, the city's major shopping mall, opened in 1980. On March 19, 1982, Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Randy Rhoads, as well as the band's cook and bus driver, were killed in a plane crash at Flying Baron Estates; the citrus industry was the principal business in this area for decades, but devastating freezes in December 1983 and February 1985 persuaded growers to move their groves further south. In 1997, Leesburg Bikefest started, it has since become an annual spring tradition, with upwards of 250,000 people attending every year. Today, most of Leesburg's growth and economic development is the result of its increasing popularity as a retirement destination.
In addition, the rapid growth of nearby Orlando has resulted in demand for housing here, as many people commute to Orlando for work. In 2011 and 2017, the Leesburg High School boys' basketball team won the 4A state championship. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.4 square miles, of which 18.7 square miles is land and 5.8 square miles is water. Several major highways pass through Leesburg, including U. S. Highway 27, U. S. Highway 441 and S. R. 44. Florida's Turnpike passes just to the west of Leesburg. Leesburg was on the western leg of the Dixie Highway. Leesburg International Airport is a small hub airport at the intersection of CR 44 and US 441, in front of Lake-Sumter State College, it is a hub of JetSky airlines, serves Lake and Marion Counties. As of the census of 2000, there were 15,956 people, 6,775 households, 4,078 families residing in the city; the population density was 854.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 7,742 housing units at an average density of 414.8 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the city was 66.60% White, 29.12% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.26% from other races, 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.12% of the population. There were 6,775 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.8% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.86. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, 26.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $25,988, the median income for a family was $33,250.
Males had a median income of $25,840 versus $20,888 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,762. About 16.2% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.3% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over. Lake County Schools operates public primary and secondary schools: Leesburg High School Oak Park Middle School Leesburg Elementary SchoolTertiary institutions: Beacon College Lake–Sumter State College From 1922 to 1924, the city's Cooke Field was used by the Philadelphia Phillies for their spring training sessions. On March 14, 1923, the stadium was used for the site of an exhibition game between the Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1936, the city built the Ballpark at Venetian Gardens, used by several minor league baseball clubs that played in the Florida State League from 1937 to 1968; the city won league titles in 1941 and 1946. Since 2007, the city has been the home of the Leesburg Lightning, a wood-bat collegiate summer baseball team in the Florida Collegiate Summer League.
During the 1920s, sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who had a residence in Leesburg, performed shooting exhibitions at Cooke Field, including one for the Philadelphia Phillies. Dan Hinote, St. Louis Blues center was born in Leesburg. Austin "Red" Robbins, ABA player, was born in Leesburg Abe Anellis, a food microbiologist who worked for the U. S. Army and was born in Mahilyow, retired to Leesburg in 1977, where he lived until his death. Gregg L. F
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The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U. S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy; the Census Bureau is part of the U. S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States; the Census Bureau's primary mission is conducting the U. S. Census every ten years, which allocates the seats of the U. S. House of Representatives to the states based on their population; the Bureau's various censuses and surveys help allocate over $400 billion in federal funds every year and it helps states, local communities, businesses make informed decisions. The information provided by the census informs decisions on where to build and maintain schools, transportation infrastructure, police and fire departments. In addition to the decennial census, the Census Bureau continually conducts dozens of other censuses and surveys, including the American Community Survey, the U. S. Economic Census, the Current Population Survey.
Furthermore and foreign trade indicators released by the federal government contain data produced by the Census Bureau. Article One of the United States Constitution directs the population be enumerated at least once every ten years and the resulting counts used to set the number of members from each state in the House of Representatives and, by extension, in the Electoral College; the Census Bureau now conducts a full population count every 10 years in years ending with a zero and uses the term "decennial" to describe the operation. Between censuses, the Census Bureau makes population projections. In addition, Census data directly affects how more than $400 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities for neighborhood improvements, public health, education and more; the Census Bureau is mandated with fulfilling these obligations: the collecting of statistics about the nation, its people, economy. The Census Bureau's legal authority is codified in Title 13 of the United States Code.
The Census Bureau conducts surveys on behalf of various federal government and local government agencies on topics such as employment, health, consumer expenditures, housing. Within the bureau, these are known as "demographic surveys" and are conducted perpetually between and during decennial population counts; the Census Bureau conducts economic surveys of manufacturing, retail and other establishments and of domestic governments. Between 1790 and 1840, the census was taken by marshals of the judicial districts; the Census Act of 1840 established a central office. Several acts followed that revised and authorized new censuses at the 10-year intervals. In 1902, the temporary Census Office was moved under the Department of Interior, in 1903 it was renamed the Census Bureau under the new Department of Commerce and Labor; the department was intended to consolidate overlapping statistical agencies, but Census Bureau officials were hindered by their subordinate role in the department. An act in 1920 changed the date and authorized manufacturing censuses every two years and agriculture censuses every 10 years.
In 1929, a bill was passed mandating the House of Representatives be reapportioned based on the results of the 1930 Census. In 1954, various acts were codified into Title 13 of the US Code. By law, the Census Bureau must count everyone and submit state population totals to the U. S. President by December 31 of any year ending in a zero. States within the Union receive the results in the spring of the following year; the United States Census Bureau defines four statistical regions, with nine divisions. The Census Bureau regions are "widely used...for data collection and analysis". The Census Bureau definition is pervasive. Regional divisions used by the United States Census Bureau: Region 1: Northeast Division 1: New England Division 2: Mid-Atlantic Region 2: Midwest Division 3: East North Central Division 4: West North Central Region 3: South Division 5: South Atlantic Division 6: East South Central Division 7: West South Central Region 4: West Division 8: Mountain Division 9: Pacific Many federal, state and tribal governments use census data to: Decide the location of new housing and public facilities, Examine the demographic characteristics of communities and the US, Plan transportation systems and roadways, Determine quotas and creation of police and fire precincts, Create localized areas for elections, utilities, etc.
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Florida is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, the 8th-most densely populated of the U. S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States; the Miami metropolitan area is Florida's most populous urban area. Tallahassee is the state's capital. Florida's $1.0 trillion economy is the fourth largest in the United States. If it were a country, Florida would be the 16th largest economy in the world, the 58th most populous as of 2018. In 2017, Florida's per capita personal income was ranking 26th in the nation; the unemployment rate in September 2018 was 3.5% and ranked as the 18th in the United States. Florida exports nearly $55 billion in goods made in the 8th highest among all states.
The Miami Metropolitan Area is by far the largest urban economy in Florida and the 12th largest in the United States with a GDP of $344.9 billion as of 2017. This is more than twice the number of the next metro area, the Tampa Bay Area, which has a GDP of $145.3 billion. Florida is home to 51 of the world's billionaires with most of them residing in South Florida; the first European contact was made in 1513 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León, who called it la Florida upon landing there in the Easter season, known in Spanish as Pascua Florida. Florida was a challenge for the European colonial powers before it gained statehood in the United States in 1845, it was a principal location of the Seminole Wars against the Native Americans, racial segregation after the American Civil War. Today, Florida is distinctive for its large Cuban expatriate community and high population growth, as well as for its increasing environmental issues; the state's economy relies on tourism and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century.
Florida is renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, winter vegetables, the Kennedy Space Center, as a popular destination for retirees. Florida is the flattest state in the United States. Lake Okeechobee is the largest freshwater lake in the U. S. state of Florida. Florida's close proximity to the ocean influences many aspects of daily life. Florida is a reflection of multiple inheritance. Florida has attracted many writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams, continues to attract celebrities and athletes, it is internationally known for golf, auto racing, water sports. Several beaches in Florida have emerald-colored coastal waters. About two-thirds of Florida occupies a peninsula between the Gulf of the Atlantic Ocean. Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States 1,350 miles, not including the contribution of the many barrier islands. Florida has a total of 4,510 islands; this is the second-highest number of islands of any state of the United States.
It is the only state that borders both the Gulf of the Atlantic Ocean. Much of the state is characterized by sedimentary soil. Florida has the lowest high point of any U. S. state. The climate varies from subtropical in the north to tropical in the south; the American alligator, American crocodile, American flamingo, Roseate spoonbill, Florida panther, bottlenose dolphin, manatee can be found in Everglades National Park in the southern part of the state. Along with Hawaii, Florida is one of only two states that has a tropical climate, is the only continental state with either a tropical climate or a coral reef; the Florida Reef is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States, the third-largest coral barrier reef system in the world. By the 16th century, the earliest time for which there is a historical record, major Native American groups included the Apalachee of the Florida Panhandle, the Timucua of northern and central Florida, the Ais of the central Atlantic coast, the Tocobaga of the Tampa Bay area, the Calusa of southwest Florida and the Tequesta of the southeastern coast.
Florida was the first region of the continental United States to be visited and settled by Europeans. The earliest known European explorers came with the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León. Ponce de León spotted and landed on the peninsula on April 2, 1513, he named the region Florida. The story that he was searching for the Fountain of Youth is mythical and only appeared long after his death. In May 1539, Conquistador Hernando de Soto skirted the coast of Florida, searching for a deep harbor to land, he described seeing a thick wall of red mangroves spread mile after mile, some reaching as high as 70 feet, with intertwined and elevated roots making landing difficult. The Spanish introduced Christianity, horses, the Castilian language, more to Florida. Spain established several settlements with varying degrees of success. In 1559, Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano established a settlement at present-day Pensacola, making it the first attempted settlement in Florida, but it was abandoned by 1561.
In 1565, the settlement of St. Augustine was established under the leadership of admiral and
A ZIP Code is a postal code used by the United States Postal Service in a system it introduced in 1963. The term ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan; the basic format consists of five digits. An extended ZIP+4 code was introduced in 1983 which includes the five digits of the ZIP Code, followed by a hyphen and four additional digits that reference a more specific location; the term ZIP Code was registered as a servicemark by the U. S. Postal Service, but its registration has since expired; the early history and context of postal codes began with postal district/zone numbers. The United States Post Office Department implemented postal zones for numerous large cities in 1943. For example: The "16" was the number of the postal zone in the specific city. By the early 1960s, a more organized system was needed, non-mandatory five-digit ZIP Codes were introduced nationwide on July 1, 1963; the USPOD issued its Publication 59: Abbreviations for Use with ZIP Code on October 1, 1963, with the list of two-letter state abbreviations which are written with both letters capitalized.
An earlier list in June had proposed capitalized abbreviations ranging from two to five letters. According to Publication 59, the two-letter standard was "based on a maximum 23-position line, because this has been found to be the most universally acceptable line capacity basis for major addressing systems", which would be exceeded by a long city name combined with a multi-letter state abbreviation, such as "Sacramento, Calif." along with the ZIP Code. The abbreviations have remained unchanged, with the exception of Nebraska, changed from NB to NE in 1969 at the request of the Canadian postal administration, to avoid confusion with the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Robert Moon is considered the father of the ZIP Code; the post office only credits Moon with the first three digits of the ZIP Code, which describe the sectional center facility or "sec center." An SCF is a central mail processing facility with those three digits. The fourth and fifth digits, which give a more precise locale within the SCF, were proposed by Henry Bentley Hahn Sr.
The SCF sorts mail to all post offices with those first three digits in their ZIP Codes. The mail is sorted according to the final two digits of the ZIP Code and sent to the corresponding post offices in the early morning. Sectional centers do not deliver mail and are not open to the public, most of their employees work the night shift. Mail picked up at post offices is sent to their own SCF in the afternoon, where the mail is sorted overnight. In the case of large cities, the last two digits coincide with the older postal zone number thus: In 1967, these became mandatory for second- and third-class bulk mailers, the system was soon adopted generally; the United States Post Office used a cartoon character, which it called Mr. ZIP, to promote the use of the ZIP Code, he was depicted with a legend such as "USE ZIP CODE" in the selvage of panes of postage stamps or on the covers of booklet panes of stamps. In 1971 Elmira Star-Gazette reporter Dick Baumbach found out the White House was not using a ZIP Code on its envelopes.
Herb Klein, special assistant to President Nixon, responded by saying the next printing of envelopes would include the ZIP Code. In 1983, the U. S. Postal Service introduced an expanded ZIP Code system that it called ZIP+4 called "plus-four codes", "add-on codes", or "add-ons". A ZIP+4 Code uses the basic five-digit code plus four additional digits to identify a geographic segment within the five-digit delivery area, such as a city block, a group of apartments, an individual high-volume receiver of mail, a post office box, or any other unit that could use an extra identifier to aid in efficient mail sorting and delivery. However, initial attempts to promote universal use of the new format met with public resistance and today the plus-four code is not required. In general, mail is read by a multiline optical character reader that instantly determines the correct ZIP+4 Code from the address—along with the more specific delivery point—and sprays an Intelligent Mail barcode on the face of the mail piece that corresponds to 11 digits—nine for the ZIP+4 Code and two for the delivery point.
For Post Office Boxes, the general rule is. The add-on code is one of the following: the last four digits of the box number, zero plus the last three digits of the box number, or, if the box number consists of fewer than four digits, enough zeros are attached to the front of the box number to produce a four-digit number. However, there is no uniform rule, so the ZIP+4 Code must be looked up individually for each box; the ZIP Code is translated into an Intelligent Mail barcode, printed on the mailpiece to make it easier for automated machines to sort. A barcode can be printed by the sender, it is better to let the post office put one on. In general, the post office uses OCR technology, though in some cases a human might have to read and enter the address. Customers who send bulk mail can get a discount on postage if they have printed the barcode themselves and have presorted the mai
Minneola is a city in Lake County, United States. The population was 5,435 at the 2000 census; as of 2004, the population recorded by the U. S. Census Bureau is 7,253, it is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Minneola tangelo is named after the city. Minneola is located at 28°34′41″N 81°44′49″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.71 square miles, of which 10.34 square miles is land and 0.37 square miles is water. As of the census of 2009, there were 9,139 people, 1,929 households, 1,516 families residing in the city; the population density was 883.51 people per sq. mile. There were 2,032 housing units at an average density of 665.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.70% White, 5.06% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.94% from other races, 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.93% of the population. There were 1,929 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.4% were non-families.
16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.14. In the city, the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 37.2% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $46,250, the median income for a family was $52,645. Males had a median income of $36,231 versus $23,569 for females; the per capita income for the city was $20,721. About 3.7% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over. Ryan Villopoto, four-time supercross and five-time motocross champion, who races for Monster Energy Kawasaki. Lake County Sheriff's Office has the Minneola District offices in Minneola.
Lake County commissioners are calling for a special election that would ask voters if a gambling venue should be allowed in the city. Mayor David Yeager proposed a horse track alongside a card room venue on February 3, 2009 during a city council meeting. Yeager said, "pari-mutuel gambling would put people to work in a county struggling with a 9.7 percent unemployment rate." Since neither Lake County or Minneola have gambling venues, state law mandates that the citizens of the county will have to vote on the issue during a special election. According to election officials, a special election could cost the county up to $375,000; the City Council voted to not place this item on a special election and to pass on any gambling venues. Lake County Schools operates area public schools. Minneola Elementary School, a conversion charter school, is in the community. City of Minneola Official Website