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Montverde, Florida
Montverde town hall
Montverde town hall
Location in Lake County and the state of Florida
Location in Lake County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°35′58″N 81°40′34″W / 28.59944°N 81.67611°W / 28.59944; -81.67611Coordinates: 28°35′58″N 81°40′34″W / 28.59944°N 81.67611°W / 28.59944; -81.67611
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Lake
Area
 • Total 1.88 sq mi (4.88 km2)
 • Land 1.67 sq mi (4.34 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
Elevation
108 ft (33 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,655
 • Density 988.65/sq mi (381.70/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
34756
Area code(s) 407, 689
FIPS code 12-46525
GNIS feature ID 0287081

Montverde is a town in Lake County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,463 at the 2010 census and an estimated 1,675 in 2018. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Montverde is located at 28°35′58″N 81°40′34″W / 28.599476°N 81.676221°W / 28.599476; -81.676221.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (11.80%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 297
1940 312 5.1%
1950 293 −6.1%
1960 374 27.6%
1970 308 −17.6%
1980 397 28.9%
1990 890 124.2%
2000 882 −0.9%
2010 1,463 65.9%
2020 1,655 13.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 882 people, 351 households, and 272 families living in the town. The population density was 561.5 people per square mile (216.9/km2). There were 410 housing units at an average density of 261.0 per square mile (100.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.49% White, 1.59% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.61%.

Of the 351 households 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 19.7% of households were one person and 5.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.89.

The age distribution was 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% 65 or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median household income was $45,341 and the median family income was $46,813. Males had a median income of $35,774 versus $26,944 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,504. About 4.5% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

Ruben Wyatt Harper, pioneer citrus grower and community leader. Harper is listed as a Great Floridian 2000 by the State of Florida. The historic Harper House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ben Simmons, who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers, attended Montverde Academy from 2013-2015, as did current Miami Heat forward Precious Achiuwa from 2018-2019.

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