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Winter Garden, Florida
City
Downtown Winter Garden on the West Orange Trail, with Plant Street at left
Downtown Winter Garden on the West Orange Trail, with Plant Street at left
Motto: "A charming little city with a juicy past."
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) 1908
Area
 • Total 15.6 sq mi (40.4 km2)
 • Land 15.4 sq mi (39.9 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 125 ft (38 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 34,568
 • Density 2,216.1/sq mi (855.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 34777, 34778, 34787
Area code(s) 407
FIPS code 12-78250
GNIS feature ID 0293423
Website www.cwgdn.com

Winter Garden is a city located 14 miles (23 km) west of downtown Orlando in western Orange County, Florida, United States. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Winter Garden's population as of the 2010 census was 34,568.

Geography

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Winter Garden Topography

Winter Garden is located at (28.560328, -81.584069).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.6 square miles (40.4 km2), of which 15.4 square miles (39.9 km2) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.5 km2) (1.28%) is water.

Winter Garden is bordered on the south by the town of Windermere, on the east by the city of Ocoee, on the west by the town of Oakland and on the north by Lake Apopka.

Topography

The terrain is characterized by a gentle to moderately sloping topography. Winter Garden has the highest elevation spot in Orange County. The highest elevation is 222 feet (68 m) in NAVD 88 (North American Vertical Datum) located in the southwest corner of the city South near the county line with Lake County. The lowest elevation in the city is 64 feet (20 m) near Lake Apopka.

Climate

Winter Garden has a warm and humid subtropical climate, and there are two major seasons each year. One of those seasons is hot and rainy, lasting from May until October (roughly coinciding with the Atlantic hurricane season). The other is a cooler season (November through March) that brings more moderate temperatures and less frequent rainfall. The area's warm and humid climate is caused primarily by its low elevation and its position relatively close to the Tropic of Cancer, and much of its weather is affected by the movement of the Gulf Stream.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 351
1920 1,021 190.9%
1930 2,023 98.1%
1940 3,060 51.3%
1950 3,503 14.5%
1960 5,513 57.4%
1970 5,153 −6.5%
1980 6,789 31.7%
1990 9,745 43.5%
2000 14,351 47.3%
2010 34,568 140.9%
Est. 2015 40,356 181.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 14,351 people, 5,380 households, and 3,663 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,190.2 inhabitants per square mile (459.4/km²). There were 5,861 housing units at an average density of 486.1 per square mile (187.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.60% White, 13.25% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 6.45% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.50% of the population.

There were 5,380 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.1 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,858. About 10.1% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

Neighborhoods

  • Alexander Ridge Manors
  • Avalon Reserve
  • Bay Isle
  • Belle Meade
  • Black Lake Park
  • Bronsons Landing
  • Carriage Pointe
  • Courtlea Oaks
  • Courtlea Park
  • Covington Chase
  • Emerald Ridge
  • Hickory Hammock on Johns Lake
  • Independence
  • Orchard Hills
  • Johns Lake Pointe
  • Lakeview Reserve
  • Latham Park
  • Oakland Park
  • Overlook
  • The Reserve at Carriage Point
  • Signature Lakes
  • Stonecreek
  • Stone Crest
  • Stoneybrook West
  • SummerLake
  • Tillman Ave
  • Trails at Winter Garden
  • Westfield Lakes
  • Wintermere Harbor
  • Wintermere Pointe
  • Winward Cay
  • Townhomes Of Winter Garden

Arts and culture

Points of interest

WOTwb down Plant St
The West Orange Trail
WOT WG old sta
The Winter Garden Heritage Museum, originally a station on the Orange Belt Railway (later part of the ACL)
  • Luther F. Tilden House
  • West Orange Trail
  • Winter Garden Downtown Historic District
  • Winter Garden Heritage Museum
  • Winter Garden Historic Residential District
  • Central Florida Railroad Museum
  • Garden Theatre

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