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The city of Arcadia is located in DeSoto County<1> and is the County Seat for DeSoto County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Arcadia, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Arcadia has a population of 8,299 people<2> (see below for details).

Arcadia is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Arcadia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Arcadia lies within the (863) area code.

The ZIP codes for Arcadia: 34265-34266<4>

Websites for Arcadia ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Arcadia had an population of 8,299 people. This is an increase of 8.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Arcadia had a population of 7,637 people (which is 21.91% of the total population of DeSoto County). This makes Arcadia the county's most populous community.

The population of Arcadia represents 0.04% of the population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 178th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,637 people, the population of Arcadia increased 15.64% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,604 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Arcadia.

Communities Also Named Arcadia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 43 communities that are also named Arcadia - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah (2), Virginia (2), Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Arcadia.

Communities near Arcadia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Arcadia.

  • Zolfo Springs
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Nocatee
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Calvinia ‑ Historic
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Calvinia. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calvinia
    • Calvinia is located in DeSoto County
  • Fort Ogden
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Sandy
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
    • Sandy is located in Manatee County
  • Harbour Heights
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbour Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbour Heights
    • Harbour Heights is located in Charlotte County
  • Ona
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Cleveland
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
    • Cleveland is located in Charlotte County
  • Harbor View
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor View
    • Harbor View is located in Charlotte County
  • Myakka City
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arcadia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Arcadia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Arcadia. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Arcadia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arcadia. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Arcadia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arcadia ...

Looking for more information about Arcadia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Arcadia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Arcadia.

Adding Arcadia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Arcadia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Arcadia was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Arcadia post office opened in 1883.

We also found Arcadia in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Arcadia.

The official website for Arcadia:

The official website for DeSoto County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including DeSoto, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arcadia.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arcadia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Arcadia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Arcadia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Arcadia includes: 34265 & 34266.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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