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Orlando, Florida

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Welcome to Orlando ...

The city of Orlando is located in Orange County<1> and is the County Seat for Orange County.

When the people of Orlando refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Orlandoan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Orlando has a population of 287,442 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Orlando.

Orlando is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Orlando: (407) and (321)<5>

The ZIP codes for Orlando: 32801-32812, 32814, 32815-32822, 32824-32837, 32839, 32853-32862, 32867-32869, 32872, 32877-32878, 32886-32887, 32890-32891, 32893, 32897-32899<6>

Websites for Orlando ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Orlando had an population of 287,442 people. This is an increase of 20.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 54.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Orlando had a population of 238,300 people (or 20.79% of the total population of Orange County). This makes Orlando the county's most populous community.

The population of Orlando represents 1.27% of the population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 238,300 people, the population of Orlando increased 28.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 185,951 people).

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

Adding Orlando to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Orlando was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Orlando on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Orlando ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Orlando - they are located in Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Orlando ...

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

  • Kissimmee [Osceola County]
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    • Kissimmee [Osceola County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Orlando
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,717 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kissimmee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kissimmee<8>
  • Sanford [Seminole County]
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    • Sanford [Seminole County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Orlando
    • Estimated population in 2019: 61,448 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanford<8>
  • Apopka [Orange County]
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    • Apopka [Orange County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Orlando
    • Estimated population in 2019: 53,447 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apopka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apopka<8>
  • Ocoee [Orange County]
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    • Ocoee [Orange County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Orlando
    • Estimated population in 2019: 48,263 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocoee<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Winter Garden [Orange County]
    • Altamonte Springs [Seminole County]
    • Oviedo [Seminole County]
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      • Oviedo [Seminole County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Orlando
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,860 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oviedo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oviedo<8>
    • Winter Springs [Seminole County]
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      • Winter Springs [Seminole County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Orlando
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winter Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winter Springs<8>
    • Casselberry [Seminole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casselberry
      • Casselberry [Seminole County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Orlando
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,757 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casselberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casselberry<8>
    • Maitland [Orange County]
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      • Maitland [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Orlando
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,652 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maitland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maitland<8>

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 Orlando. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Orlando.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Orlando. 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 Orlando.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Orlando. Our list includes 46 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Orlando.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orlando ...

Looking for more information about Orlando? 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 Orlando, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Orlando.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Florida

About Orange County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Orlando:

The official website for Orange County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Orange, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Orlando refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Orlando may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Orlando.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Orlando - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (321) is an overlay for area code (407).
<6>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 Orlando). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Orlando or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Orlando includes: 32801, 32802, 32803, 32804, 32805, 32806, 32807, 32808, 32809, 32810, 32811, 32814, 32815, 32816, 32817, 32818, 32819, 32820, 32821, 32824, 32825, 32826, 32827, 32828, 32829, 32830, 32831, 32832, 32833, 32834, 32835, 32836, 32839, 32853, 32854, 32855, 32856, 32857, 32858, 32859, 32860, 32861, 32867, 32868, 32872, 32877, 32886, 32890, 32893, 32897, 32898 & 32899.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Orlando) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Orlando. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OrlandoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orlando. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.5357, Longitude: -81.3834    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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