Orlando Fun Facts

  • Orlando, FL is the most visited city in the United States, with a record 68 million visitors in 2016 according to VisitOrlando.
  • Walt Disney World didn’t open until 1971, 15 years after Walt Disney’s death.
  • SeaWorld Orlando came 2 years later in 1973
  • Gatorland was the first theme park to open in Orlando in 1949
  • Philip Phillips was an Orlando businessman and philanthropist in the early 1900’s who patented the method for packaging and processing orange juice. His company was later sold to Minute Maid.
  • The expansion of Harry Potter World and Diagon Alley cost Universal Studios approximately $400 million
  • Lake Eola, downtown Orlando’s signature lake, is a result of a sinkhole and over 80 ft deep
  • Orlando’s first skyscraper didn’t arrive until 1988, 57 years after the Empire State Building in New York City
  • Orlando is home to the professional sports teams Orlando City SC, Orlando Pride, Orlando Magic, and Orlando Solar Bears
  • Scenes from Transformers: Dark of the Moon were filmed at Orlando International Airport, and the ABC sitcom Fresh Off The Boat prominently features Orlando.

Orange County

• Population: 1.23 million
• Population Change since 2010: +11.7%
• Median Age: 34
• Median Household Income: $47,943
• Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
• Median Estimated Home Value: $231,020
• 12 Month Change in Median Estimated Home Value: 7.2%
• Owns: 55%
• Rents: 45%
• Average Commute: 27 minutes 
• Days of Full Sun (per year): 92
• Votes Democrat: 58.7% 
• Votes Republican: 40.4% 

Source: Realtors Property Resource (RPR) 2017

Seminole County

• Population: 437,000
• Population Change since 2010: +3.2%
• Median Age: 39
• Median Household Income: $57,010
• Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
• Median Estimated Home Value: $237,000
• 12 Month Change in Median Estimated Home Value: 8.3%
• Owns: 68%
• Rents: 32%
• Average Commute: 27 minutes
• Days of Full Sun (per year): 98
• Votes Democrat: 46.2%
• Votes Republican: 52.7%

Source: Realtors Property Resource (RPR) 2017

Osceola County

• Population: 301,000
• Population Change since 2010: +12.2%
• Median Age: 36
• Median Household Income: $44,254
• Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
• Median Estimated Home Value: $196,360
• 12 Month Change in Median Estimated Home Value: 10.4%
• Owns: 61%
• Rents: 39%
• Average Commute: 31 minutes
• Days of Full Sun (per year): 97
• Votes Democrat: 61.9
• Votes Republican: 37.3%

Source: Realtors Property Resource (RPR) 2017