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Maitland, Florida
Maitland station
Maitland station
A Community For Life
Orange County Florida Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Maitland Highlighted.svg
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U.S. Census map
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Orange
Incorporated (Town) July 17, 1885
Incorporated (City) June 1, 1959
 • Total 6.48 sq mi (16.78 km2)
 • Land 5.36 sq mi (13.88 km2)
 • Water 1.12 sq mi (2.89 km2)
89 ft (27 m)
 • Total 19,543
 • Density 3,646.08/sq mi (1,407.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
32751, 32794
Area code(s) 407, 689
FIPS code 12-42575
GNIS feature ID 0286318

Maitland is a suburban city in Orange County, Florida, United States, part of the Greater Orlando area. The population was 15,751 at the 2010 census. The area's history is exhibited at the Maitland Historical Museum. The city also hosts the Maitland Art Center, as well as notable examples of Mayan Revival architecture and Fantasy architecture, the Maitland Telephone Museum and the William H. Waterhouse House Museum. A SunRail station is located in Maitland on Highway 17-92. The city is named for Fort Maitland.


Maitland is one of the oldest incorporated suburban municipalities in central Florida. Although the area was previously inhabited by Native Americans, the town is named after Fort Maitland, which was built in 1838 on the western shore of Lake Fumecheliga (later Lake Maitland) during the Second Seminole War. After the war the fort was torn down, and the area remained rural for 30 more years, until a post office was constructed for settlers in the area. Around this post office, a town grew. This settlement came to be called Lake Maitland, and later Maitland. After the Civil War, the area was put into extensive citrus production.

Maitland was once a rural spot, but began to urbanized once Orlando's growth reached the town in the 1930s. During this period the community began to develop more rapidly and paved roads and improved the overall aesthetics of the town. Maitland is a suburb of Orlando. The town's "historical corridor" encompasses old residences still standing and occupied in the Lake Lily-Lake Catherine area and extending through the central portion of the city. Examples of these century-old homes are the "Pine Crest Villa" (1891); "Chadburne Hall" (1890); the Kenneth McPherson Home (1926), a prime example of the "Tudor Revival" Style, rare to Florida; the Wise-Taliaferro House (1876), and the Hill-Stone House (1908). The area has always been a vacation spot because of its climate, location to theme parks and people. However, Maitland has recently become a location where affluent individuals have come to reside. Maitland has many picturesque parks along lakes, which attract many boaters.


Maitland is located at 28°37′37″N 81°22′1″W / 28.62694°N 81.36694°W / 28.62694; -81.36694 (28.626926, -81.366961).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.6 km2), of which 5.3 square miles (13.6 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.0 km2) (17.84%) is water. The city of Maitland has a total of 21 lakes, the largest being Lake Maitland (451 acres).


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 136
1910 157 15.4%
1920 172 9.6%
1930 511 197.1%
1940 463 −9.4%
1950 889 92.0%
1960 3,570 301.6%
1970 7,157 100.5%
1980 8,763 22.4%
1990 9,110 4.0%
2000 12,019 31.9%
2010 15,751 31.1%
2020 19,543 24.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 12,019 people, 4,825 households, and 3,242 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,589.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,000.1/km2). There were 5,104 housing units at an average density of 1,099.5 per square mile (424.7/km2).

The racial makeup of the city was 85.22% White, 9.73% African American, 0.12% Native American, 2.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.97% of the population.

There were 4,825 households, out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.01.

Maitland is peppered with a number of lakes, including Lake Lily pictured here.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.5% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $62,500, and the median income for a family was $69,504. Males had a median income of $53,542 versus $30,256 for females. The per capita income for the city was $37,290. About 3.5% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Culture and recreation

Maitland is home to the nationally recognized and Central Florida's only full-time independent movie theater, Enzian Theater, in turn home to the Florida Film Festival. Maitland is also home to the Art & History Museums  — Maitland, including the Maitland Art Center (formerly the Research Studio, 1937), which is a designated a National Historic Landmark (2014) for its unique Mayan Revival and Fantasy Architecture; the Maitland Historical Museum; the Maitland Telephone Museum; the William H. Waterhouse House Museum, also listed on the National Register of Historic Places ; and the Carpentry Shop Museum. Maitland is also home to The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando, which serves as the center of Jewish life in Orlando and welcomes people of all backgrounds.

In August 2005 the Maitland Little League team made it to the semifinals of the 2005 Little League World Series.

Museums and libraries

  • Maitland Historical Museum
  • Maitland Public Library
  • Telephone Museum
  • Waterhouse Carpentry Museum

Points of interest

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Maitland Art Center
  • Maitland Art Center
  • Enzian Theater
  • Lake Maitland
  • RDV Sportsplex
  • William H. Waterhouse House
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando
  • Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida
  • Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
  • Howell Branch Nature Preserve and Park
  • Lake Lily - Location for the Maitland Art Festival
  • Lake Minnehaha
  • Lake Sybelia
  • Maitland Community Park
  • Maitland Farmer's Market
  • Quinn Strong Park


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Maitland SunRail station

The Maitland Center was established in 1982 adjacent to Interstate 4. Today its 226 acres (91 ha) include over 400 businesses and over 45 office buildings.

Worldwide Brands has its headquarters in Maitland.

Other local employers include:

  • EA Tiburon, makers of the popular Madden NFL series and NCAA Football series video games
  • Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q
  • Fidelity Integrated Financial Solutions
  • Charles Schwab Corporation
  • The Timothy Plan, a Christian-oriented investing firm.

SunRail, the regional commuter rail service, operates a passenger rail station in Maitland. The first 31-mile (50 km) segment of the system (between DeBary and Sand Lake Road in Orange County) began operations on May 1, 2014.


Orange County Public Schools operates public schools in Maitland.

  • Dommerich Elementary School
  • Hungerford Elementary School
  • Lake Sybelia Elementary School
  • Maitland Middle School

Private schools include:

  • Maitland Montessori School
  • Jewish Academy of Orlando
  • Orangewood Christian School
  • Park Maitland School
  • King of Kings Lutheran School (K3–8)

Institutions of higher education include:

  • Everglades University
  • University of Phoenix-Orlando

Notable people

  • Dante Bichette, former MLB player
  • Chip Caray, TBS's lead play-by-play announcer for the Atlanta Braves and the number two play-by-play man for college football on WTBS
  • Jazzy Danziger, winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry
  • Maxx Danziger, Drummer for Set It Off (band)
  • Jan Fortune, former state representative
  • Buddy Morrow, leader of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
  • Michael James Nelson, television actor, writer, producer
  • John M. Pierce, writer on and promoter of amateur telescope making
  • Mike Stanley, former MLB player
  • J. Andre Smith, artist and architect; founder of the Research Studio (now known as the Maitland Art Center)

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