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 ?
    FEMA has approved $1,609,849 for the State of Florida to help Osceola County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMAs Public Assistance Program.
    Securities and Exchange Commission, has affirmed the 'A-' rating on the following bonds of Osceola County, Florida.
    Osceola County authorities arrested Jorge Francisco Porto-Sierra on March 7 after he reportedly tried to set fire to a motel in Kissimmee, Florida, because it housed child molesters.
    M2 EQUITYBITES-August 28, 2017-Consolidated Tomoka declares sale of subsurface interests for USD2.1m in Osceola County
    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. Awarded 'Best Childcare Center' 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.
    Homeless advocates blame the housing problem on the low-paying wages of the service economy and the rents in Osceola County, with 300,000 people.
    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.
    Others are Timber Creek, Orange County; Lake Brantley, Seminole County; and Poinciana, Osceola County.