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Alafaya, Florida
Location of Alafaya in Orange County, Florida.
Location of Alafaya in Orange County, Florida.
Country  United States
State  Florida
County Flag of Orange County, Florida.png Orange
 • Total 31.33 sq mi (81.15 km2)
 • Land 30.64 sq mi (79.36 km2)
 • Water 0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)
75 ft (23 m)
 • Total 92,452
 • Density 3,017.36/sq mi (1,164.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
32816, 32820, 32825, 32826, 32828, 32831, 32833, 32834, 32878
Area codes 407, 689
FIPS code 12-00410
GNIS feature ID 2085182

Alafaya is a census-designated place and unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida, United States. The population was 78,113 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is most known for being near the University of Central Florida and Waterford Lakes.


Alafaya is located in eastern Orange County, Florida, in a broad zone south of State Road 50. The approximate center of Alafaya lies 9 miles (14 km) east of downtown Orlando.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 38.1 square miles (98.6 km2), of which 38.0 square miles (98.3 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.25%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 78,113
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 78,113 people, 27,270 households, and 19,215 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 790/km2 (2,100/mi2). There were 30,012 housing units at an average density of 304.4/km2 (787.7/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.1% White, 10.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 6.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 6.9% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 32.6% of the population.

There were 27,270 households, out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married husband-wife couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 26.5% under the age of 18, 13.5% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

Educational institutions

  • Timber Creek High School
  • Discovery Middle School
  • Legacy Middle School
  • Sunrise Elementary School
  • Waterford Elementary School
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