Osceola County


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Osceola County, Florida

2 Courthouse Sq
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 343-3500
Fax: (407) 343-3699
www.osceola.org

In east-central FL, west of Melbourne; organized May 12, 1887 from Brevard and Orange counties. Name Origin: For Osceola (c. 1804-38), Seminole leader during the early years of the Second Seminole War (1835-42). Name is from Creek asi-yahola 'black drink cry,' and refers to a ceremonial drink made from leaves of the yaupon bush (Ilex vomitoria).

Area (sq mi):: 1506.35 (land 1321.90; water 184.45) Population per square mile: 175.20
Population 2005: 231,578 State rank: 22 Population change: 2000-20005 34.30%; 1990-2000 60.10% Population 2000: 172,493 (White 59.60%; Black or African American 7.40%; Hispanic or Latino 29.40%; Asian 2.20%; Other 13.30%). Foreign born: 14.00%. Median age: 34.60
Income 2000: per capita $17,022; median household $38,214; Population below poverty level: 11.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,112-$20,400
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 28.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 50.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Kissimmee County seat (56,153)
  • Saint Cloud (22,385)

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    Osceola County, Michigan

    301 W Upton Ave
    Reed City, MI 49677
    Phone: (231) 832-3261
    Fax: (231) 832-6149
    www.osceola-county.org

    In central MI, south of Cadillac; established as Unwattin County Apr 1, 1840; name changed Mar 8, 1843. Name Origin: For the Seminole chief (c. 1804-38) who led the second Seminole War against the U.S

    Area (sq mi):: 573.10 (land 565.98; water 7.12) Population per square mile: 42.00
    Population 2005: 23,750 State rank: 62 Population change: 2000-20005 2.40%; 1990-2000 15.10% Population 2000: 23,197 (White 96.80%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 37.60
    Income 2000: per capita $15,632; median household $34,102; Population below poverty level: 12.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,446-$20,947
    Unemployment (2004): 8.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 23.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 39.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Osceola County, Iowa

    300 7th St
    Sibley, IA 51249
    Phone: (712) 754-2241
    Fax: (712) 754-3743
    www.osceolacountyia.com

    On the northwestern border of IA; established Jan 15, 1851 from Woodbury County. Name Origin: For Osceola (c. 1804-38), Seminole leader during the early years of the Second Seminole War (1835-37). Name, also spelled Ashi Vaholo Yahola, means 'black drink hallower.'

    Area (sq mi):: 399.48 (land 398.77; water 0.71) Population per square mile: 16.80
    Population 2005: 6,694 State rank: 94 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.40%; 1990-2000 -3.60% Population 2000: 7,003 (White 97.30%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 39.70
    Income 2000: per capita $16,463; median household $34,274; Population below poverty level: 7.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,784-$22,448
    Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 15.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    References in periodicals archive ?
    The victim was identified as Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres, 42, of Kissimmee, a city in central Florida's Osceola County, just south of Orlando.
    the osceola county board of county commissioners has established a minority and woman-owned business enterprise (mwbe) program with a combined 25% participation goal for lsbe and mwbe contractors and subcontractors.
    As to construction, 481 miles of 36-inch mainline will originate in Tallapoosa County, AL and end at an interconnection with Florida Southeast Connection's proposed project in Osceola County, FL.
    International Resource News-February 25, 2016--Duke Energy Florida installs thousands of solar panels in Osceola County
    State award for 'Highest Readiness Rates for VPK' in Osceola County.
    The University of Central Florida is working with Osceola County and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council to establish the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, a research and incubation facility focused on universal smart sensors.
    The Osceola Council on Aging is the largest social services organization in Osceola County, providing a wide array of services and programs to meet the needs of the community.
    IN THE SPRING OF 2006, I traveled to Osceola County in Central Florida to determine how the distinctive characteristics and experiences of Hispanics--a majority of whom are Puerto Rican--affected their opportunity to participate equally in the political process.
    Osceola County led the state's 58,931 foreclosure filings with more than one in 57 homes in foreclosure, while Broward County had 11,325 notices.
    According to the company, areas of expanded coverage include Brevard County (a new cell site in Melbourne); Osceola County (a new cell site located between US 192 and Osceola Parkway); Orange County (a new cell site in southern Orlando); Marion County (a new cell site located on US 27); Flagler County (a new cell site located on US 1); Duval County (a new cell site located on A-1-A); Columbia County (a new cell site located near the intersection of US 90 and Brown Road); and Bay County (a new cell site in Panama City Beach).
    Celebration, FL-based electric vehicle company Relay Transportation recently announced it has loaned the Osceola County Sheriff's Office four Segway HT human transporter (HT) i Series models for a six-month study on how use of the devices "impacts community policing throughout the county.