Tangelo Park, Florida

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Tangelo Park, Florida
Census-designated place
Location in Orange County and the state of Florida
Location in Orange County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°27′22″N 81°26′50″W / 28.45611°N 81.44722°W / 28.45611; -81.44722Coordinates: 28°27′22″N 81°26′50″W / 28.45611°N 81.44722°W / 28.45611; -81.44722
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Orange
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,231
 • Density 7,400/sq mi (2,500/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 407
FIPS code 12-71075[1]
GNIS feature ID 0292013[2]

Tangelo Park is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,231 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the OrlandoKissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Tangelo Park is located at 28°27′22″N 81°26′50″W / 28.45611°N 81.44722°W / 28.45611; -81.44722 (28.456028, -81.447243).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²), all land.

The neighborhood is built on land formerly used for orange groves and named after the tangelo, a particular hybrid of citrus that mixed tangerines and pomelos. Originally built as housing for workers at the nearby missile testing grounds, it has become an isolated residential area surrounded by big-box stores and tourist traps on International Drive, as well as office parks and resorts to the east. There are few services nearby that serve residents and few public transit options.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,430 people, 747 households, and 595 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,759.5/km² (7,115.0/mi²). There were 784 housing units at an average density of 890.3/km² (2,295.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 7.41% White, 89.05% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.15% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.

There were 747 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 30.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.25 and the average family size was 3.58.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,568, and the median income for a family was $33,710. Males had a median income of $22,379 versus $20,027 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,744. About 11.3% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.


Tangelo Park is served by Orange County Public Schools. Education is provided through Tangelo Park Elementary School, Southwest Middle School, and Doctor Phillips High School.

In 1993, Harris Rosen "adopted" Tangelo Park, offering free preschool for children in the community and funding university and college educations for high school graduates from Tangelo Park. He has donated about $10 million since the "adoption."[5]