Lake Mary, Florida

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Lake Mary, Florida
City
Official seal of Lake Mary, Florida
Seal
Location in Seminole County and the state of Florida
Location in Seminole County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°45′27″N 81°19′45″W / 28.75750°N 81.32917°W / 28.75750; -81.32917Coordinates: 28°45′27″N 81°19′45″W / 28.75750°N 81.32917°W / 28.75750; -81.32917
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Seminole
Government
 • Mayor David Mealor
 • City Manager Jackie Sova
Area
 • City 9.7 sq mi (25 km2)
 • Land 8.6 sq mi (22.3 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Elevation 62 ft (18.9 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 13,822
 • Density 1,424.9/sq mi (619.8/km2)
 • Metro 2,082,421
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 32746, 32795
Area code(s) 407
FIPS code 12-38425[1]
GNIS feature ID 0285263[2]
Website www.lakemaryfl.com/

Lake Mary is a suburban city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. The population was 13,822 at the 2010 census. Lake Mary is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Rated by Money magazine as the #4 best place to live in America in the August 2007 issue.[3]

Geography[edit]

Lake Mary City Hall

Lake Mary is located at 28°45′27″N 81°19′45″W / 28.75750°N 81.32917°W / 28.75750; -81.32917 (28.757622, -81.329038)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25 km2). 8.6 square miles (22 km2) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) of it (10.96%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2000 census[1], there were 11,458 people, 4,199 households, and 3,271 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,330.8 inhabitants per square mile (513.8/km²). There were 4,351 housing units at an average density of 505.4 per square mile (195.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.33% White, 3.60% African American, 0.24% Native American, 3.83% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.47% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.22% of the population.

There were 4,199 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $83,921, and the median income for a family was $95,609. Males had a median income of $57,132 versus $32,439 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,094. 2.9% of the population and 2.5% of families were below the poverty line. 1.8% of those under the age of 18 and 3.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Education[edit]

Seminole County Public Schools operates public schools.

There are 7 public schools, 5 private schools, 1 college (ITT Technical Institute), 1 State college (Seminole State College of Florida), and 1 library in the greater Lake Mary area. [1][dead link]

Elementary Schools
Middle Schools
High Schools

Business and industry[edit]

The American Automobile Association, AAA, National Office is located in Lake Mary and is one of the largest business employers in the area. Also located in Lake Mary is the new Verizon Financial Center, Mitsubishi Motors along with multiple other nationally known companies. On a smaller scale, Scholastic Book Fairs, the book fair division of Scholastic Corporation, is headquartered in Lake Mary. In addition, the Orlando TV stations WTGL as well as WOFL and sister station WRBW (by way of Fox Television Stations) have studios located in Lake Mary. All of these are visible along Interstate 4. Prior to Emmis Communications selling WKCF to Hearst-Argyle (now Hearst Television), WKCF's studios were located in the studios that is now the studios of WTGL, before moving with now-sister station WESH in Winter Park.

Top employers[edit]

According to the City's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[5] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Convergys 1,771
2 Fiserv 661
3 The Bank of New York Mellon 650
4 AIG 638
5 Symantec 621
6 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 571
7 AT&T Mobility 450
8 ABB 403
9 SunGard 359
10 CuraScript 348

Notable natives and residents[edit]


See also[edit]

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. ^ Ashford, Kate; Bartz, Andrea; Cox, Jeff; Fitch, Asa; Gandel, Stephen; Hyatt, Josh; Kelley, Rob; Knight, Kathleen et al. "Best Places to Live: Top 100, Number 4". CNN. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "City of Lake Mary CAFR". Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  6. ^ Gigi applauds money but rules what's missed from the Orlando Sentinel July 24, 2007

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