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The 2000 Census showed that Orange County had a population of 896,344 people. This represented 5.61% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 6th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Orange had a population of 1,086,480 people. This is an increase of 21.21% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,145,956+27.85%+5.47% since 2009
20091,086,480+21.21%+1% since 2008
20081,075,737+20.01%+0.9% since 2007
20071,066,117+18.94%+1.16% since 2006
20061,053,941+17.58%+2.38% since 2005
20051,029,447+14.85%+3.62% since 2004
2004993,478+10.84%+2.87% since 2003
2003965,744+7.74%+2% since 2002
2002946,806+5.63%+2.06% since 2001
2001927,735+3.5%+3.5% since 2000
2000896,344The Last Census

Orange County had 361,349 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Orange County has a total area<3> of 1,004 square miles [2,600 km²]. Of this total, 907 square miles [2,350 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (9.63%) being water (96.7 square miles [250.6 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Orange County had a population density of 987 people per square mile [381.4 people/km²], making it the state's 6th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Orange County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Orange and the state of Florida.

Click here for the Orange County QuickFact (QF-12095).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Orange County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Winter GardenQF-127825030,05014,351109.39%
Winter ParkQF-127830028,07424,09016.54%
Belle IsleQF-12053006,5535,53118.48%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Orange County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BrevardQF-12009   SE536,357476,23012.63%
LakeQF-12069   NW312,119210,52848.26%
OsceolaQF-12097   S270,618172,49356.89%
PolkQF-12105   SW583,403483,92420.56%
SeminoleQF-12117   NE413,204365,19613.15%

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Census QuickFact for Orange County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Orange. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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