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

The community of Orlando is the Seat for Orange County.

Orange County was founded in 1824.

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 last Census (which gave a population of 896,344 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Orange represented 5.61% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 6th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

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
2000896,344The Last Census

More information can be found on the Orange County Census Page for Orange County.


Below are some of the communities located in Orange County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Orange County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Orlando   235,860185,95126.84% increase  
Apopka   38,80926,64245.67% increase  
Ocoee   32,75224,39134.28% increase  
Winter Garden   30,05014,351109.4% increase  
Winter Park   28,07424,09016.54% increase  

Websites for Orange County

Official Website:   www.orangecountyfl.net/

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

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