Meadow Woods, Florida facts for kids
|Meadow Woods, Florida|
Location in Orange County and the state of Florida
|• Total||11.4 sq mi (29.6 km2)|
|• Land||11.4 sq mi (29.5 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||75 ft (23 m)|
|• Density||2,242/sq mi (863.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1867174|
Meadow Woods is a census-designated place and an unincorporated suburban development area located in southern Orange County, Florida, United States between Orlando International Airport and Kissimmee. The population was 25,558 at the 2010 census, up from 11,286 in 2000. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Meadow Woods is located at (28.374852, -81.363858), in the southern portion of Orange County outside of the Orlando city limits. Its southern side is adjacent to Buenaventura Lakes in Osceola County, to the west is located Southchase (Orange County), to the north are the unincorporated community of Taft and the Boggy Creek neighborhood of Orlando city proper, and to the east is Orlando International Airport.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 29.6 km² (11.4 mi²), of which 29.4 km² (11.4 mi²) is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) (0.35%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,286 people, 3,472 households, and 2,850 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 383.2/km² (992.3/mi²). There were 4,441 housing units at an average density of 150.8/km² (390.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 66.99% White, 11.95% African American, 0.55% Native American, 2.42% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 13.32% from other races, and 4.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 52.84% of the population.
There were 3,472 households out of which 44.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 11.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.25 and the average family size was 3.52.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,033, and the median income for a family was $48,076. Males had a median income of $30,081 versus $21,960 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,805. About 5.9% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.
The major roads of the small community of Meadow Woods are Landstar Boulevard, Town Center Boulevard/Rhode Island Woods Circle/Wyndham Lakes Boulevard, and Weatherbee Road.
The Central Florida Greeneway (SR 417) serves Meadow Woods, which has an access at the intersection with Landstar Boulevard at Exit 14.
Orlando International Airport borders Meadow Woods to the north and east.
SunRail has plans to extend its commuter rail service south to the area as part of Phase II of the project, which will include a new commuter rail station. Service to Meadow Woods is expected to commence in 2017. The rail line also handles Amtrak's Silver Service lines as well as several CSX freight trains.
Meadow Woods is served by Lynx bus routes 18 (on Landstar Boulevard) and FastLink 418 (on Rhode Island Woods Circle). In June 2013, Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson asked for $300,000 funding for the latter route, which provides a connection to the Sand Lake Road SunRail station, which currently serves as the rail line's interim southern terminus.
Points of interest
- Meadow Woods Recreation Center
- Several elementary and middle grade schools
- Warehouses for Whirlpool Corporation and Sealy Mattresses
- South Orange Youth Sports Complex
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