Buenaventura Lakes, Florida

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Buenaventura Lakes, Florida
CDP
Coordinates: 28°19′51″N 81°21′6″W / 28.33083°N 81.35167°W / 28.33083; -81.35167Coordinates: 28°19′51″N 81°21′6″W / 28.33083°N 81.35167°W / 28.33083; -81.35167
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Osceola
Area
 • Total 5.6 sq mi (14.6 km2)
 • Land 5.6 sq mi (14.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 62 ft (19 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 26,079
 • Density 4,700/sq mi (1,800/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 12-09415[1]
GNIS feature ID 0295717[2]

Buenaventura Lakes, more commonly known as BVL, is a census-designated place (CDP) in northern Osceola County, Florida, United States, near Kissimmee. Its population was 26,079 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the OrlandoKissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The community is served by the Osceola Library System.

Geography[edit]

Buenaventura Lakes is located northeast of Kissimmee, near the interchange of the Osceola Parkway and Florida's Turnpike. Its coordinates are 28°19′51″N 81°21′6″W / 28.33083°N 81.35167°W / 28.33083; -81.35167 (28.330820, -81.351657).[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 14,148
2000 21,778 53.9%
2010 26,079 19.7%
source:[3][5][6][7]

As of the census of 2000,[1] there were 21,778 people, 6,901 households, and 5,645 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,892.0 people per square mile (1,501.5/km²). There were 7,931 housing units at an average density of 1,417.4/sq mi (546.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 62.66% White, 11.78% African American, 0.38% Native American, 2.68% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 17.48% from other races, and 4.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54.63% of the population.

There were 6,901 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,023, and the median income for a family was $40,764. Males had a median income of $26,768 versus $21,314 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,742. About 7.9% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% under the age of 18 and 11.5% ages 65 or older.

Buenaventura Lakes is also known as "Little Puerto Rico".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Buenaventura Lakes CDP, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  6. ^ Census area returned as Buena Ventura Lakes in 1990.
  7. ^ Erroneously returned as Yeehaw Junction in 2000.