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Casselberry, Florida

Coordinates: 28°39′40″N 81°19′19″W / 28.66111°N 81.32194°W / 28.66111; -81.32194
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Casselberry, Florida
City of Casselberry
Casselberry City Hall
Casselberry City Hall
Official seal of Casselberry, Florida
"The Community-Minded City"
Location in Seminole County and the state of Florida
Location in Seminole County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
Coordinates: 28°39′40″N 81°19′19″W / 28.66111°N 81.32194°W / 28.66111; -81.32194[1]
Country United States of America
State Florida
Incorporated (town)October 10th, 1940[2]
Incorporated (city)July 25th, 1965[2]
 • TypeCommission–Manager
 • MayorDavid Henson
 • Vice MayorAnthony Aramendia
 • CommissionersNancy Divita,
Chad Albritton, and
Mark Busch
 • City ManagerJames "Randy" Newlon
 • City ClerkDonna Gardner
 • Total7.51 sq mi (19.46 km2)
 • Land6.97 sq mi (18.05 km2)
 • Water0.54 sq mi (1.41 km2)
Elevation56 ft (17 m)
 • Total28,794
 • Density4,131.73/sq mi (1,595.36/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)321, 407, 689
FIPS code12-11050
GNIS feature ID0280117[4]

Casselberry is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. The city is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its population was 28,794 at the 2020 census.


The approximate coordinates for the City of Casselberry is located at 28°39′40″N 81°19′19″W / 28.661183°N 81.321926°W / 28.661183; -81.321926.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.1 square miles (18 km2), of which 6.7 square miles (17 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (6.06%) is water.

Casselberry features over 30 lakes and ponds, the largest being Lake Howell, the Triplet Chain of Lakes, Lake Kathryn, and Lake Concord.

North Triplet Lake in Casselberry, Florida


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild winters. According to the Köppen climate classification, the City of Casselberry has a humid subtropical climate zone (Cfa).


Prior to European settlement in the 19th-century Native American groups inhabited the Seminole County area, including land in present-day Casselberry.

Workers picking ferns in the early 1950s.

Casselberry was originally part of the unincorporated community and current census-designated place, Fern Park. Residents decided to officially incorporate it as a tax-free community known as the "Town of Casselberry" on October 10th, 1940, with the purpose of the citizens voting to incorporate it so that they would avoid having to pay property taxes.[2]

The town was officially reincorporated as the "City of Casselberry" on July 25th, 1965, and soon after, in 1976, the Casselberry's citizens eventually voted to have property taxes reinstated.[2]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
Casselberry racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Pop 2010[6] Pop 2020[7] % 2010 % 2020
White (NH) 17,023 15,188 64.87% 52.75%
Black or African American (NH) 1,843 2,660 7.02% 9.24%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 78 46 0.30% 0.16%
Asian (NH) 758 913 2.89% 3.17%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian (NH) 21 13 0.08% 0.05%
Some other race (NH) 58 166 0.22% 0.58%
Two or more races/Multiracial (NH) 537 1,209 2.05% 4.20%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 5,923 8,599 22.57% 29.86%
Total 26,241 28,794

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 28,794 people, 12,092 households, and 6,729 families residing in the city.[8]

As of the 2010 United States census, there were 26,241 people, 11,109 households, and 6,334 families residing in the city.[9]

At the 2010 U.S. census, the population density was 3,751.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,448.6/km2). There were 12,708 housing units.

In 2010, here were 11,430 households, out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.0% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.92.

In 2010, the median income for a household in the city was $44,807, and the median income for a family was $51,371. The per capita income for the city was $24,184. About 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line.


Casselberry is served by Seminole County Public Schools, and these public schools are located within its city limits.:

Public elementary schools[edit]

  • Casselberry Elementary School[10]
  • Red Bug Elementary School[11]
  • Sterling Park Elementary School [12]

K-12 public school[edit]

  • South Seminole Academy of Leadership, Law & Advanced Studies (K-12)[13]

Parks and recreation[edit]

The City of Casselberry maintains 17 parks ranging from small neighborhood parks to large centers for recreation. Some of these parks include:

  • Branch Tree Park
  • Crystal Bowl Park
  • Dew Drop Park
  • Forest Brook Park
  • Lake Concord Park (and Casselberry Art House)
  • Lake Hodge Park
  • Lancelot Park
  • Pawmosa Dog Park
  • Plumosa Oaks Park
  • Red Bug Lake Park
  • Rotary Park
  • Secret Lake Park
  • Sunnytown Park
  • Sunset Park
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Wirz Park
  • Wirz Trail

In 2017, the city of Casselberry adopted Parks Master Plan calls for the development of a skatepark. The development of a community skatepark has been advocated for by citizens of the city for over two years through a grassroots campaign.[14][15]


Seminole Speedway was located in Casselberry, operating between 1945 and 1954, and hosting stock car racing, modified stock car racing, and motorcycle racing.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "History". Casselberry, FL - Official Site. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Casselberry city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  7. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Casselberry city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ "S1101 HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES - 2020: Casselberry city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "S1101 HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES - 2010: Casselberry city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  10. ^ "Casselberry Elementary School > Home". www.casselberry.scps.k12.fl.us. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  11. ^ Solodev (November 13, 2018). "Red Bug Elementary School". www.redbug.scps.k12.fl.us. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  12. ^ "Sterling Park Elementary School > Home". www.sterlingpark.scps.k12.fl.us. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  13. ^ "South Seminole Academy of Leadership, Law & Advanced Studies > Home". www.ssms.scps.k12.fl.us. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  14. ^ Rodgers, Bethany. "Park projects turn skateboarders from rebellion to advocacy". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "Casselberry considers skate park for master park plan". www.mynews13.com. Archived from the original on March 28, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  16. ^ Vdovin, Marsha (July 2004). "Jimmy Boyle Returns to the Craft of Engineering". UA Audio.
  17. ^ "Hedy Lamar [sic]: 1913-2000". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.

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