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About Orange County

Since 1990, Orange County has operated as a “strong mayor” form of charter government—a reflection of the County’s urban character and driving economy. Under this structure, the Orange County Mayor serves as Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. Members of the Orange County Board of Commissioners are independently-elected from six districts, and serve in a legislative capacity.

The Mayor is responsible for all County operations, including more than 8,000 employees and the County’s $4.4 billion budget. The Mayor oversees public safety operations for residents and more than 75 million annual visitors, budget allocations for the Orange County Public Library System, the Sheriff’s Office and other constitutional offices. The Mayor is elected by all citizens of Orange County including those in Orlando, Apopka, Bay Lake, Belle Isle, Eatonville, Edgewood, Lake Buena Vista, Maitland, Oakland, Ocoee, Windermere, Winter Garden and Winter Park.

In addition to our world-class international airport, second-largest convention center in the U.S., blockbuster theme parks and entertainment options, Orange County is brimming with excitement, arts, culture, sports, recreation and economic opportunity. We are home to some of the finest public venues in America, including the Amway Center, home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and Camping World Stadium and Explora stadium for our professional soccer teams, Orlando City Soccer and Orlando Pride.

Under the leadership of Mayor Jerry L. Demings, County employees embrace a culture of innovation, collaboration, and inclusiveness. Our goal is to provide outstanding customer service and transparency to the taxpayers and residents of Orange County.

Mission

Our mission is to serve the citizens of Orange County and our guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We are committed to engaging our citizens in the decision making process in order to earn their trust and improve our quality of life.

ORANGE COUNTY

BY THE NUMBERS

NUMBER 1

IN THE NATION FOR JOB CREATION AND WAGE GROWTH FOR MILLION+ SIZED CITIES

– Orlando Economic Partnership

DEMOGRAPHICS
  • Population: 1,378,538
  • Land Area: 903 square miles
  • Water Area: 99 square miles
  • Density: 1,269 people per square mile
  • Cost of Living Index: 99.4 (U.S. average is 100)
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   1,145,956
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EMPLOYMENT
  • Leisure and Hospitality: 20.4%
  • Government: 3.7%
  • Education and Health Services: 12%
  • Average Commute: 26.4 minutes
  • Residents living and working in Orange County: 67.8%
HOUSING
  • Average Orange County Household Size: 2.87 people (owner-occupied), 2.68 people (renter-occupied)
  • Median Household Income: $51,586
  • Owner-occupied Units: 246,375
  • Renter-occupied Units: 205,585
  • Median Rent: $1,109
  • Median Home Value: $192,400
  • Median Mortgage: $1,465