Pine Castle, Florida

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Pine Castle, Florida
Census-designated place
Location in Orange County and the state of Florida
Location in Orange County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°28′6″N 81°22′30″W / 28.46833°N 81.37500°W / 28.46833; -81.37500Coordinates: 28°28′6″N 81°22′30″W / 28.46833°N 81.37500°W / 28.46833; -81.37500
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Orange
Area
 • Total 2.8 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 98 ft (30 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,805
 • Density 3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32809
Area code(s) 407
FIPS code 12-56500[1]
GNIS feature ID 0288827[2]

Pine Castle is a census-designated place and unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida, United States. Initially settled in 1870, the town's development has been shaped by that of Orlando, about 5 miles (8 km) to the north. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town officially incorporated in 1925, but later reverted to unincorporated development.[citation needed] The population was 10,805 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Pine Castle is located at 28°28′6″N 81°22′30″W / 28.46833°N 81.37500°W / 28.46833; -81.37500 (28.468432, -81.374992).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.3 km² (2.8 mi²). 6.8 km² (2.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (7.42%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,803 people, 3,130 households, and 2,228 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,297.3/km² (3,364.5/mi²). There were 3,302 housing units at an average density of 486.6/km² (1,262.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 68.78% White, 12.80% African American, 0.86% Native American, 2.58% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 10.24% from other races, and 4.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.60% of the population.

There were 3,130 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,448, and the median income for a family was $37,969. Males had a median income of $25,908 versus $22,019 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,767. About 13.3% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Industry[edit]

The name "Pine Castle" has been associated with several industrial projects. In 1925, boat manufacturer Correct Craft founded its original factory in Pine Castle, before constructing a larger facility in 2006.[citation needed] In the mid-1940s, Bell Aircraft Corporation tested its X-1 supersonic rocket plane at Pinecastle Army Airfield, because of the area's then-remote location and 10,000-foot (3,000 m) runway.[5] The airfield, located 2 miles (3 km) southeast of Pine Castle, has since become Orlando International Airport.

Education[edit]

The Pine Castle Christian Academy won state championships in three high school sports.[citation needed]

Pine Castle Elementary School was established in 1877.

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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Pine Castle CDP, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Dryden History - Historic Aircraft - X-1 Background". NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. Retrieved September 25, 2012.