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Four Corners, Florida

Citrus Ridge
Location in Lake County and the state of Florida
Location in Lake County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing CDP boundaries
U.S. Census Bureau map showing CDP boundaries
Country United States
State Florida
Counties Lake, Polk, Osceola, Orange
Area
 • Total 50.96 sq mi (131.99 km2)
 • Land 47.54 sq mi (123.12 km2)
 • Water 3.42 sq mi (8.87 km2)
Elevation
114 ft (35 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 56,381
 • Density 1,186.04/sq mi (457.93/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33897, 34714, 34747, 34787
FIPS code 12-24581

Four Corners, also known as Citrus Ridge, is an unincorporated suburban community and census-designated place (CDP) in the U.S. state of Florida, located near the borders of Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Polk counties. The population of the Four Corners CDP was 26,116 at the 2010 census, up from 12,015 at the 2000 census.

The Lake, Orange, and Osceola County portions of Four Corners are part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Polk County portion is part of the LakelandWinter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Four Corners is located at 28°20′1″N 81°38′33″W / 28.33361°N 81.64250°W / 28.33361; -81.64250 (28.333701, -81.642451).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Four Corners CDP has a total area of 50.1 square miles (129.8 km2), of which 46.4 square miles (120.1 km2) is land and 3.7 square miles (9.7 km2), or 7.49%, is water.

The United States Census Bureau area is based on census tracts. The complete area of Four Corners is larger and can be described as north along US 27 to Lake Louisa State Park (4 miles north of US 192), south along US 27 to Heart of Florida Hospital (3 miles south of I-4), west to SR 33, and east to Walt Disney World and Celebration. Four Corners has a total area of 180 square miles (470 km2). Four Corners is the only community in Florida to be located in four counties.

Although the Four Corners area is termed a quadripoint, an analysis of the official borders shows that what is called a quadripoint is actually two sets of tripoints. Lake County, Orange County and Osceola County share a border near the westbound lane of the Space Coast Parkway. Lake County, Polk County and Osceola County share a border just south of the eastbound lane of the Space Coast Parkway. Polk County, Florida and Orange County, Florida do not actually border each other but are located approximately 60 feet apart.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 56,381
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 26,116 people, 9,904 households, and 6,976 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 551 people per square mile (212.6/km2). There were 26,531 housing units, of which 16,627, or 62.7%, were vacant. 13,499 of the vacant units were for seasonal or recreational use. The racial makeup of the CDP was 76.1% White, 8.0% African American, 0.5% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 9.2% some other race, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.1% of the population.

Of the 9,904 households, 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were headed by married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.9% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64, and the average family size was 3.05.

23.7% of the CDP population were under the age of 18, 8.6% were from 18 to 24, 30.1% were from 25 to 44, 25.0% were from 45 to 64, and 12.7% were age 65 or older. The median age was 36.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

For the period 2013-17, the estimated median annual income for a household in the CDP was $53,750, and the median income for a family was $57,173. Male full-time workers had a median income of $36,079 versus $30,070 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,653. About 12.8% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.4% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

The Four Corners area is served by U.S. Routes 27 and 192, which intersect one mile west of the quadripoint.

The area is served by two Lynx bus routes, which terminate at Legacy Boulevard on US 192. Link 55 travels east on US 192, and link 427 travels south on US 27.

Education

The CDP is served by four different school districts:

  • Lake County Schools
  • Polk County Public Schools
  • School District of Osceola County, Florida
  • Orange County Public Schools
    • Residents of that section are zoned to: Keene's Crossing Elementary School, Bridgewater Middle School, and starting in 2017, Windermere High School. Residents were previously assigned to West Orange High School.
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