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The City of Orlando is the 4th largest city in Florida with a population of 302,367 as of July 1, 2021. Orlando ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Orlando is located at latitude 28.5383 and longitude -81.3792 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Orlando encompass a land area of 102.71 sq. miles and a water area of 8.52 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 102 feet.

The City of Orlando 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 Orlando is located within Orlando CCD of Orange County.

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Orlando, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 302,367 (100%)
Population in Households 298,269 (98.6%)
Population in Families 207,842 (68.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4,098 ( 1.4%)
Population Density 2,735
Diversity Index2 78


Median Household Income $56,328
Average Household Income $79,938
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $33,697
Wealth Index5 68


Total HU (Housing Units) 147,546 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,793 (34.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 77,308 (52.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 19,445 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $285,810
Average Home Value $342,699
Housing Affordability Index3 115


Total Households 128,101
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 67,628
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 2.1% 2.11%
Households 1.96% 2.07%
Families 2.01% 1.95%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
Owner Occupied HU   2.37%

Orlando, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orlando to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 4 100th
Population Density # 295 68th
Median Household Income # 420 54th
Housing Affordability Index # 260 28th
Per Capita Income # 350 62nd
Diversity Index # 57 94th

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