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Mount Dora, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Dora had a population of 15,321 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Dora is located at latitude 28.8025 and longitude -81.6445 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Dora encompass a land area of 7.92 sq. miles and a water area of 1.15 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 148 feet.

The City of Mount Dora (GNIS ID: 2404318) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Mount Dora is located within Mount Dora CCD of Lake County.


Mount Dora, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 15,321 (100%)
Population in Households 15,069 (98.4%)
Population in Families 11,489 (75.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 252 ( 1.6%)
Population Density 1,907
Diversity Index2 55


Median Household Income $53,409
Average Household Income $79,274
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $34,833
Wealth Index5 107


Total HU (Housing Units) 8,254 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,410 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,409 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,435 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $257,247
Average Home Value $300,261
Housing Affordability Index3 125


Total Households 6,819
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 4,119
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 2.25% 1.92%
Households 2.15% 1.86%
Families 2.27% 1.84%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
Owner Occupied HU   2.16%


Mount Dora, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Dora to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 242 74th
Population Density # 418 55th
Median Household Income # 459 50th
Housing Affordability Index # 249 27th
Per Capita Income # 295 68th
Diversity Index # 375 60th

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