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Pine Castle, Florida
Location in Orange County and the state of Florida
Location in Orange County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Orange
Incorporated (town) February 26, 1925
Unincorporated 1930
Area
 • Total 2.69 sq mi (6.98 km2)
 • Land 2.42 sq mi (6.26 km2)
 • Water 0.28 sq mi (0.71 km2)
Elevation
98 ft (30 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 11,122
 • Density 4,597.77/sq mi (1,775.27/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
32809
Area code(s) 407, 689
FIPS code 12-56500
GNIS feature ID 0288827

Pine Castle is a census-designated place and unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida, United States. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Pine Castle is located at 28°28′6″N 81°22′30″W / 28.46833°N 81.37500°W / 28.46833; -81.37500 (28.468432, -81.374992).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.3 km² (2.8 mi²), of which 6.8 km² (2.6 mi²) is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) (7.42%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1925 425 —    
1930 481 +13.2%
1935 564 +17.3%
2020 11,122 +1872.0%
U.S. Decennial Census Florida Department of Agriculture
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,803 people, 3,130 households, and 2,228 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,297.3/km2 (3,364.5/mi2). There were 3,302 housing units at an average density of 486.6/km2 (1,262.0/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 68.78% White, 12.80% African American, 0.86% Native American, 2.58% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 10.24% from other races, and 4.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.60% of the population.

There were 3,130 households, out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 26.9% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,448, and the median income for a family was $37,969. Males had a median income of $25,908 versus $22,019 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,767. About 13.3% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Pine Castle Christian Academy won state championships in three high school sports.

Pine Castle Elementary School was established in 1877.

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