Casselberry, Florida

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Casselberry, Florida
City
City of Casselberry
Official seal of Casselberry, Florida
Seal
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; -81.32194Coordinates: 28°39′40″N 81°19′19″W / 28.66111°N 81.32194°W / 28.66111; -81.32194[1]
Country United States
State Florida
County Seminole
Incorporated 1940
Government
 • Type Commission–Manager
 • Mayor Charlene Glancy
Area[2]
 • Total 7.45 sq mi (19.31 km2)
 • Land 6.92 sq mi (17.91 km2)
 • Water 0.54 sq mi (1.39 km2)
Elevation[3] 56 ft (17 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 26,241
 • Estimate (2016)[5] 27,053
 • Density 3,911.09/sq mi (1,510.08/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s) 32707
Area code(s) 321, 407
FIPS code 12-11050[4]
GNIS feature ID 0280117[3]
Website www.casselberry.org

Casselberry is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. The population was 26,241 at the 2010 census.[6] The city is usually considered linked to the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

North Triplet Lake in Casselberry, Florida

Casselberry is located at 28°39′40″N 81°19′19″W / 28.661183°N 81.321926°W / 28.661183; -81.321926.[3]

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.

History[edit]

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

Casselberry was originally part of unincorporated Fern Park. Residents decided to incorporate Casselberry as a tax-free town in 1940, with the purpose of avoiding property taxes. The town was reincorporated as a city in 1965, and property taxes were reinstated in 1976.[7]

Workers picking ferns

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950407
19602,463505.2%
19709,438283.2%
198015,03759.3%
199018,91125.8%
200022,62919.7%
201026,24116.0%
Est. 201627,053[5]3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Casselberry City Hall

At the 2010 U.S. Census,[4] there were 26,241 people, 11,430 households, and 6,398 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,751.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,448.6/km²). There were 12,708 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 80.1% White, 8.0% African American, 0.4% Native American, 2.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.9% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.6% of the population.

There 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.

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.

Education[edit]

Elementary[edit]

Middle[edit]

Private schools[edit]

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 (Also includes the 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

The City of Casselberry's recently adopted (2017) 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.[9] [10]

Sports[edit]

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

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Community Facts". factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved April 27, 2018. 
  7. ^ "History". Casselberry, FL - Official Site. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 22, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ Rodgers, Bethany. "Park projects turn skateboarders from rebellion to advocacy". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018. 
  10. ^ http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2016/3/21/casselberry_consider.html[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Vdovin, Marsha (July 2004). "Jimmy Boyle Returns to the Craft of Engineering". UA Audio. 
  12. ^ "Hedy Lamar: 1913-2000". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018. 

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