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Maitland, Florida

Coordinates: 28°37′37″N 81°22′01″W / 28.62694°N 81.36694°W / 28.62694; -81.36694
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Maitland, Florida
Maitland station
Maitland station
Official logo of Maitland, Florida
A Community For Life
U.S. Census map
U.S. Census map
Coordinates: 28°37′37″N 81°22′01″W / 28.62694°N 81.36694°W / 28.62694; -81.36694
Country United States
State Florida
County Orange
Incorporated (Town)July 17, 1885
Incorporated (City)June 1, 1959
 • Total6.48 sq mi (16.78 km2)
 • Land5.36 sq mi (13.88 km2)
 • Water1.12 sq mi (2.89 km2)
Elevation75 ft (23 m)
 • Total19,543
 • Estimate 
 • Density3,646.08/sq mi (1,407.78/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
32751, 32794
Area code(s)407, 689
FIPS code12-42575[4]
GNIS feature ID2405000[2]

Maitland is a suburban city in Orange County, Florida, United States, part of the Greater Orlando area. The population was 19,543 at the 2020 census.[5] The area's history is exhibited at the Maitland Historical Museum; the city also hosts the Maitland Art Center, as well as notable examples of Mayan Revival architecture and Fantasy architecture, the Maitland Telephone Museum, and the William H. Waterhouse House Museum (all museums and the Maitland Art Center are now managed by Art & History Museums of Maitland). A SunRail station is located in Maitland on Highway 17–92. The city is named for Fort Maitland.


Maitland is one of the oldest incorporated suburban municipalities in central Florida. The area was previously inhabited by Timucuan Native Americans. The town was originally named for a nearby Lake, which honored Captain William Seton Maitland, who fought in the Second Seminole Indian War, and was slain in the battle of Wahoo Swamp. A small military outpost was built in 1838 on the western shore of Lake Fumecheliga (later Lake Maitland) during the Second Seminole War.[6] After the Civil War, new residents arrived in the area. Christopher Columbus Beasley, perhaps the first permanent settler, arrived at Lake Maitland in 1871. A post office opened on January 2 of the next year and operated in his home.[7] Around this post office, a small town grew. In the closing decades of the nineteenth century the area was put into extensive citrus production.[8]

A street corner in Lake Maitland, c. 1926

Lake Maitland was incorporated as a town in 1885, the third such town in Orange County to do so. In its infancy, Lake Maitland was often characterized as a rural village, with streets lined with large oak trees planted by early town aldermen. However, the old town began to rapidly modernize as Orlando's suburban sprawl reached the town in the mid-1920s.

During this period the town grew rapidly as new houses and roads were built. In 1959, Maitland was incorporated as a city.

Maitland is a suburb of Orlando. The town's "historical corridor" encompasses old residences still standing and occupied in the Lake Lily-Lake Catherine area and extending through the central portion of the city. Examples of these century-old structures include the "Church of the Good Shepherd" (1883); the "William H. Waterhouse House" (1884); the Maitland Public Library (1907); and the "Maitland Art Center" (1937).[8] The area has always been a vacation spot because of its climate, location to theme parks and people. Maitland has many picturesque parks along lakes, which attract many boaters.


Maitland is located at 28°37′37″N 81°22′1″W / 28.62694°N 81.36694°W / 28.62694; -81.36694 (28.626926, −81.366961).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.6 km2), of which 5.3 square miles (13.6 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.0 km2) (17.84%) is water. The city of Maitland has a total of 21 lakes, the largest being Lake Maitland (451 acres).[10]


Historical population
2022 (est.)19,356[5]−1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
Maitland racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Pop 2010[12] Pop 2020[13] % 2010 % 2020
White (NH) 11,595 12,360 73.61% 63.25%
Black or African American (NH) 1,657 2,194 10.52% 11.23%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 17 24 0.11% 0.12%
Asian (NH) 538 881 3.42% 4.51%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian (NH) 5 4 0.03% 0.02%
Some other race (NH) 35 249 0.22% 1.27%
Two or more races/Multiracial (NH) 262 771 1.66% 3.95%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,642 3,060 10.42% 15.66%
Total 15,751 19,543

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 19,543 people, 7,510 households, and 4,422 families residing in the city.[14]

In 2020, there were 7,510 households, out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.93.

Maitland is peppered with a number of lakes, including Lake Lily pictured here.

In 2020, in the city, the population was spread out, with 23.7% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 40.8% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 88 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

In 2020, the median income for a household in the city was $79,821, and the median income for a family was $100,978. Males had a median income of $53,542 versus $30,256 for females. The per capita income for the city was $49,378. About 8.7% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

As of the 2010 United States census, there were 15,751 people, 6,274 households, and 3,818 families residing in the city.[15]


Maitland SunRail station

The Maitland Center was established in 1982 adjacent to Interstate 4. Today its 226 acres (91 ha) include over 400 businesses and over 45 office buildings.[16]

Worldwide Brands has its headquarters in Maitland.[17]

Other local employers include:

SunRail, the regional commuter rail service, operates a passenger rail station in Maitland. The first 31-mile (50 km) segment of the system (between DeBary and Sand Lake Road in Orange County) began operations on May 1, 2014.

Culture and recreation[edit]

Maitland is home to the nationally recognized and Central Florida's only full-time independent movie theater, Enzian Theater, in turn home to the Florida Film Festival. Maitland is also home to the Art & History Museums – Maitland, including the Maitland Art Center (formerly the Research Studio, 1937), which is a designated a National Historic Landmark (2014) for its unique Mayan Revival and Fantasy architecture; the Maitland Historical Museum; the Maitland Telephone Museum; the William H. Waterhouse House Museum, also listed on the National Register of Historic Places; and the Carpentry Shop Museum. Maitland is also home to The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando, which serves as the center of Jewish life in Orlando and welcomes people of all backgrounds.[20]

In August 2005 the Maitland Little League team made it to the semifinals of the 2005 Little League World Series.[21]

As illustrated by the case of State v. Repple,[22] the City of Maitland does not have adequate facilities within its boundaries to administer Breathalyzer tests to drivers suspected of drunk driving and has not entered into any cooperative arrangement with any nearby jurisdiction to remedy the deficiency, a circumstance which resulted in the reversal of a DUI conviction in which the defendant had tested above the limit. All persons concerned about their safety should take into account Maitland’s lack of ability to investigate and prosecute allegations of DUI when deciding whether to visit the city.

Notable people[edit]


Orange County Public Schools operates public schools in Maitland.

Private schools include:

Institutions of higher education include:

Museums and libraries[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

Maitland Art Center


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  14. ^ "S1101 HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES - 2020: Maitland city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  15. ^ "S1101 HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES - 2010: Maitland city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  16. ^ "Maitland: A Community For Life". Retrieved on January 22, 2011.
  17. ^ "We're Here To Help When You Need Us!" Worldwide Brands. Retrieved on February 26, 2010.
  18. ^ "Company profile from Hoover's" Fidelity Integrated Financial Solutions. Retrieved on January 22, 2011.
  19. ^ "Are Your Investments a Reflection of You?".
  20. ^ "About The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando". Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  21. ^ "Little League Online". www.littleleague.org. Archived from the original on October 23, 2005.
  22. ^ ___ So. 3d ___ (Fla. 6th DCA No. 6D23-1448 June 14, 2024)
  23. ^ "School Home".

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