Altamonte Springs, Florida

Coordinates: 28°39′41″N 81°23′43″W / 28.66139°N 81.39528°W / 28.66139; -81.39528
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Altamonte Springs
St. Mary Magdalene's Church
Skyline of Altamonte Springs viewed from Interstate 4, with the unfinished Majesty Building in the background.
Location of Altamonte Springs in Seminole County, Florida.
Location of Altamonte Springs in Seminole County, Florida.
Altamonte Springs is located in Florida
Altamonte Springs
Altamonte Springs
Location in Florida
Altamonte Springs is located in the United States
Altamonte Springs
Altamonte Springs
Altamonte Springs (the United States)
Altamonte Springs is located in North America
Altamonte Springs
Altamonte Springs
Altamonte Springs (North America)
Coordinates: 28°39′41″N 81°23′43″W / 28.66139°N 81.39528°W / 28.66139; -81.39528
Country United States
State Florida
County Seminole
IncorporatedNovember 11th 1920
Government
 • City managerFranklin W. Martz, II
Area
 • Total9.70 sq mi (25.13 km2)
 • Land9.10 sq mi (23.57 km2)
 • Water0.60 sq mi (1.56 km2)
Elevation79 ft (24 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total46,231
 • Density5,080.89/sq mi (1,961.72/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
32701, 32707, 32714, 32730, and 32751
Area codes407 and 689
FIPS code12-00950
GNIS feature ID2403089[2]
Websitewww.altamonte.org

Altamonte Springs is a suburban city in Central Florida in Seminole County, Florida, United States, which had a population of 46,231 at the 2020 United States Census. The city is in the northern suburbs of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area, which the United States Census Bureau estimated had a population of 2,054,574 in 2008.[3]

Dr. Washington Kilmer of Cincinnati was the first person of European background to settle into the area circa 1870, and he named the area Altamonte. In 1882, the Altamonte Land, Hotel and Navigation Company, founded by Thomas C. Simpson and four other Massachusetts businessmen, gave the area its present name: Altamonte Springs. The company developed the core community along Altamonte Avenue (today's SR 436) between Maitland and Longwood Avenues (today's Ronald Reagan Boulevard). On November 11, 1920, the residents of Altamonte Springs voted 38 to 7 in favor of incorporation.[4]

Geography[edit]

Altamonte Springs is located at 28°39′41″N 81°23′31″W / 28.661463°N 81.392016°W / 28.661463; -81.392016 (28.661463, –81.392016).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.4 mi2 (24.5 km2), of which 8.9 mi2 (23.1 km2) is land and 0.6 mi2 (1.5 km2) (5.93%) is water.

Government[edit]

Altamonte Springs has a city manager, city commissioner form of government, consisting of four commission districts and the mayor serving citywide.

Education[edit]

The city of Altamonte Springs' public schools are a part of Seminole County Public Schools. Altamonte Springs is served by 5 public elementary schools (K–5); 2 public middle school (6–8); and 2 public high school (9–12). The city of Altamonte Springs is also home to a branch of Seminole State College of Florida. Additionally, Altamonte Springs boasts 10 percent more college graduates per capita than the Florida average, and is just a few miles away from the University of Central Florida and Rollins College.

Elementary[edit]

  • Forest City Elementary
  • Altamonte Elementary
  • Lake Orienta Elementary
  • Spring Lake Elementary

Middle[edit]

  • Teague Middle
  • Milwee Middle

High[edit]

Private[edit]

College[edit]

Library[edit]

Serving the needs of residents since 1960, the Altamonte Springs City Library houses a permanent collection of 44,000 items.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1920441
1930281−36.3%
194055196.1%
195085855.7%
19601,21241.3%
19704,391262.3%
198022,028401.7%
199034,87958.3%
200041,20018.1%
201041,4960.7%
202046,23111.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2018 Estimate[7]

2010 and 2020 census[edit]

Altamonte Springs racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Pop 2010[8] Pop 2020[9] % 2010 % 2020
White (NH) 23,678 20,899 57.06% 45.21%
Black or African American (NH) 5,288 7,042 12.74% 15.23%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 94 92 0.23% 0.20%
Asian (NH) 1,356 1,631 3.27% 3.53%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian (NH) 21 15 0.05% 0.03%
Some other race (NH) 116 308 0.28% 0.67%
Two or more races/Multiracial (NH) 876 2,077 2.11% 4.49%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 10,067 14,167 24.26% 30.64%
Total 41,496 46,231 100.00% 100.00%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 46,231 people, 19,732 households, and 10,169 families residing in the city.[10]

As of the 2010 United States census, there were 41,496 people, 18,045 households, and 10,083 families residing in the city.[11]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 41,200 people, 18,821 households, and 10,012 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,631.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,788.1/km2). There were 19,992 housing units at an average density of 2,247.2 per square mile (867.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.23% White, 9.72% African American, 0.33% Native American, 2.94% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.79% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.93% of the population.

In 2000, there were 18,821 households, out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.8% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86.

In 2000, in the city, the population was spread out, with 20.4% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $41,578, and the median income for a family was $49,082. Males had a median income of $34,413 versus $28,897 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,216. About 5.6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Community[edit]

Cranes Roost Park and Uptown Altamonte[edit]

Park
Cranes Roost Park
Uptown Altamonte
Uptown Altamonte
Uptown Altamonte

Cranes Roost Park, Cranes Roost Lake, and the general area on State Road 436 east of Interstate 4 is known as the central area of the city. This is the area that borders Interstate 4 which is the main interstate highway for Central Florida connecting Daytona Beach, Orlando, and Tampa. An outdoor town center was recently opened named 'Uptown Altamonte' which marks the central business district of the city. Cranes Roost at Uptown Altamonte features a water fountain choreographed to classical, swing and contemporary music.

This city center incorporates large-scale apartment buildings and planned high rise condominiums. The construction also includes mixed use shops and retailers. The park area includes a square for weddings, festivals, and city holidays. The spot has become popular with Altamonte Springs residents, and attracts residents from nearby Longwood, Casselberry, and Maitland. Future plans include two high rise residential structures (in excess of 10 stories) and a series of parking structures to facilitate visitors.

The area includes the Altamonte Mall, a 4-anchor indoor shopping mall, which includes an 18-screen AMC Theatre. Many restaurants are located near the mall.

Special events[edit]

Since 1995 Altamonte Springs has been host city to the Red, Hot, & Boom annual firework festival each July 3 in celebration of Independence Day. The event, which includes musical performances by nationally and internationally known entertainers and a custom fireworks show with over 15,000 shells, has drawn 200,000 people in recent years, and is Central Florida's largest Independence Day Celebration.[12][13][14]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Herbert E. Fuller standing next to an Altamonte Hotel sign

Parks and events[edit]

  • A Petrified Forest (Halloween Event)
  • Bird Watchers Wanted
  • Cranes Roost
  • Earth Day Event
  • Hermits Trail & Turnbull Ave
  • Jr. Rangers Program
  • Lake Lotus Nature Park
  • Lake Orienta Public Boat Ramp
  • Red, Hot, and Boom (Fourth of July Event)
  • Sunshine Park[15]

Recreation areas[edit]

  • Eastmonte
  • Lake Brantley Sports Complex
  • Merrill Park
  • Westmonte
  • Winwood Park [16]

Infrastructure[edit]

Altamonte Springs SunRail Station
Altamonte Springs SunRail Station
AdventHealth Headquarters

Transportation[edit]

Airports[edit]

Altamonte Springs is served primarily by Orlando International Airport, which is located 30 minutes south. Orlando Sanford International Airport, located 25 minutes north, also serves the area. Orlando Executive Airport, located 20 minutes south, is used for charter flights and general aviation.

Bus service[edit]

Altamonte Springs is served by Lynx, offering local transit service which covers the three-county area (Osceola-Orange-Seminole).

Rail[edit]

Altamonte Springs is served by SunRail, the Central Florida Commuter Rail system. The station opened on May 1, 2014.

Healthcare[edit]

Only one hospital is in Altamonte Springs and that is AdventHealth Altamonte Springs.[17]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Altamonte Springs, Florida
  3. ^ "Altamonte Springs (City) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". Archived from the original on July 3, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  4. ^ Robison, Jim (2002). Altamonte Springs. Arcadia Publishing. p. 21. ISBN 9780738513973. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  7. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Altamonte Springs city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Altamonte Springs city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  10. ^ "S1101 HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES - 2020: Altamonte Springs city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  11. ^ "S1101 HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES - 2010: Altamonte Springs city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  12. ^ Correspondent, Joe Van Leer Sentinel. "CITY 'RED HOT' OVER 'BOOM' EVENT". OrlandoSentinel.com.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 21, 2020. Retrieved November 13, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ Russell, Kevin Williams, Ty (July 3, 2018). "9 facts about Red Hot & Boom 2018". WFTV.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  15. ^ "Events". Uptown Altamonte. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  16. ^ "Altamonte Springs Park Locator". Altamonte Springs Park Locator. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  17. ^ Lynch, Ryan (June 21, 2023). "AdventHealth Altamonte Springs ramps up $50M worth of renovations". Orlando Business Journal. Retrieved August 4, 2023.

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