Osceola Profile

Osceola County Profile

County Seat: Kissimmee
Nearest MSA: Orlando MSA
Largest Cities: 1 Kissimmee
2 St. Cloud
Miles* To:
Tallahassee - 227
Orlando - 14
Tampa - 69
Jacksonville - 142
Miami - 190
Atlanta - 419
Chicago - 1000
Dallas - 967
New York - 955
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
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Time Zone: Eastern
Local Area Code(s): 321, 407
Osceola
1980: 49,287
1990: 107,728
2010: 263,676
2020(p): 343,200
2040(p): 495,700
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,801,310
21,326,800
26,018,800
Average Temperature High Low
January: 72 48
July: 92 72
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation - 53
Average Annual Rain Days - 116
(2010)
In-Migration 23,349
Out-Migration 22,963
Net-Migration 386
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
(2010)
Labor Force 141,058
Labor Force % of County Population 52.5
Number in County Unemployed 17,467
Unemployment Rate 12.4%

Monthly labor force data are available from the Florida Agency
for Workforce Innovation.
N/D = No Data Osceola Florida
(2010)
Average Annual Employment 70,137 7,109,630
Natural Resources & Mining N/D
Construction 5.4% 5.0%
Manufacturing 1.8% 4.3%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 20.9% 21.2%
Information 0.7% 1.9%
Financial Activities 6.0% 6.6%
Professional & Business Services 7.7% 14.8%
Education & Health Services 13.7% 22.0%
Leisure & Hospitality 25.4% 13.2%
Other Services 2.2% 3.3%
Public administration 6.5% 6.6%
Unclassified 0.0% 0.0%

Average Annual Wage
(2010)
All Industries $33,078
Construction $36,408
Education & Health Services $42,129
Financial Activities $39,599
Information $50,546
Leisure & Hospitality $24,613
Manufacturing $39,491
Natural Resources & Mining N/D
Other Services $28,335
Professional & Business Services $28,076
Public administration $44,500
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $26,865
Unclassified N/D
Osceola Florida
2007 $24,962 $39,449
2008 $25,405 $40,133
2009 $25,180 $38,965
Major Private Sector Employers

Walt Disney Company
Business Line:
Number of Employees - 4,150

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
Business Line: Retail Stores
Number of Employees - 2,388
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Business Line: Hotel / Resort
Number of Employees - 1,468

Florida Hospital - Kissimmee & Celebration
Business Line: Healthcare
Number of Employees - 1,750

Osceola Regional Medical Center
Business Line: Healthcare
Number of Employees - 1,500

McLane Suneast, Inc.
Business Line:
Number of Employees - 728

Lowe's RDC
Business Line:
Number of Employees - 601

Valencia Community College
Business Line:
Number of Employees - 578
Federal Interstates I-4
Federal Highways US-192, US-441, US-17/92
State Highways SR-15, 424, 419, 530, 532, 545, Florida Turnpike
Railroads CSX Transportation; Florida Central
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commerical Airline Service: Orlando International Airport
# Runways 3
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 12005
General Aviation Airports Kissimmee Municipal Airport

Local Deep Water Port Canaveral Port Authority
Miles to Closest Port 49
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem Millage Rates:
Government 6.9383
Schools 7.5770
Special 0.0000
Total 14.7719
Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Yes
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 1.00
Federal Enterprise Zone No
State Enterprise Zone EZ-4901
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Electric Companies:
  • Kissimmee Utility Authority
  • OUC/City of St. Cloud
  • Progress Energy

Natural Gas Companies:
  • TECO

Telephone Companies:
  • Embarq

Water & Sewer Companies:
  • City of St. Cloud
  • Toho Water Authority


Existing Industrial Zoned Land Yes
Number of Acres 0
Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 0

Industrial Parks Yes
Number of Acres 3,252
Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 0

Foreign Trade Zones No
Zone Number(s)
Public
Schools
Teachers Enrollments
Totals: 64 3,685 53,466

Private Schools Available: Yes
POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:

Colleges/Universities:
  • Unviersity of Central Florida
  • University of Phoenix
  • Stetson University
  • Rollins College
  • Florida Metropolitan University

Junior/Community Colleges:
  • Valencia Community College
  • Lake-Sumter Community College
  • Seminole Community College

Vocational/Technical Schools:
  • Technical Center of Osceola (TECO)
  • Lake County Area Vocational Technical Center
  • Orlando Technical Center
  • Orange Technical Education Centers / Westside Tech
  • Mid-Florida Technical Institute
  • Winter Park Tech

Other Schools:
  • DeVry
  • Full Sail University
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Florida Technical College

Cost of Living
Price Level Index, (2010)
Florida State Average = 100
Sample
2008 98.79
2009 98.66
2010 98.64
Medical Services:
  • Florida Hospital Kissimmee
  • Osceola Regional Medical Center

Recreational Opportunities:
  • Boating & Sailing
  • Camping
  • Golfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Historical Points Of Interest:
  • Kissimmee Historic District
  • St. Cloud Historic District

Cultural Events/Festivals:
  • EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
  • Jazzfest Kissimmee
  • Kissimmee Blugrass Festival
  • Osceola Art Festival
  • Silver Spurs Rodeo