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

The community of Sanford is the Seat for Seminole County.

Seminole County was founded April 25, 1913 and was created by taking area from OrangeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Seminole had a population of 413,204 people. This is an increase of 13.15% since the last Census (which gave a population of 365,196 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Seminole represented 2.28% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 12th 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
2010422,718+15.75%+2.3% since 2009
2009413,204+13.15%+0.62% since 2008
2008410,658+12.45%+0.58% since 2007
2000365,196The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Sanford   50,99838,29133.19% increase  
Altamonte Springs   39,94241,2003.05% decrease  
Oviedo   32,96126,31625.25% increase  
Winter Springs   32,72731,6663.35% increase  
Casselberry   24,79222,6299.56% increase  

Websites for Seminole County

Official Website:   www.seminolecountyfl.gov/

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<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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