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Winter Park is a suburban city in Orange County, Florida. It is nestled among the Winter Park Chain of Lakes, a series of lakes interconnected by a series of navigable canals, which were originally created for flood control and to run logs to a sawmill on present-day Lake Virginia. The lakes are popular for boating, water sports, fishing, and swimming.

The population was 29,795 at the 2020 United States Census. According to the United States Census Bureau and the World Population Review, the city is 8.68 square miles with a population density of 3,457.5 people per square mile.

As of the 2020 Census, there were 29,795 people, 12,895 households. Out of those households 46.6% are married, 41.4% are non-families, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% are males only, and 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.9.

The racial makeup of the city was 85.2% White, 6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.4% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.01% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11% of the population.

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According to Neighborhood Scout, In the city the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 11.4% from 25 to 34, 23.7% from 35 to 54, 15.4% from 55-64, and 22.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.7 years with 53.03% of the population being females and 46.97% being male.

The city is home to Rollins College, Full Sail, and a short distance from the University of Central Florida. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, which houses the largest collection of Tiffany glass, is a popular spot. Winter Park features open park space, residential neighborhoods, golf courses, and a street-side shopping district along Park Avenue.

Winter Park was founded as a resort community by northern business magnates in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its main street includes civic buildings, retail, art galleries, a private liberal arts college, museums, a park, a train station, a golf course country club, a historic cemetery, and a beach and boat launch.

The Winter Park area’s first human residents were migrant Muscogee people who had earlier intermingled with the Choctaw and other indigenous people. In a process of ethnogenesis, the Native Americans formed a new culture which they called “Seminole“, a derivative of the Mvskoke’ (a Creek language) word simano-li, an adaptation of the Spanish cimarrón which means “wild” (in their case, “wild men”), or “runaway” [men].[4] The site was first inhabited by Europeans in 1858, when David Mizell Jr. bought an 8-acre (32,000 m2) homestead between Lakes Virginia, Mizell, and Berry. A settlement, called Lake View by the inhabitants, grew up around Mizell’s plot. It got a post office and a new name—Osceola—in 1870.

The area did not develop rapidly until 1880, when a South Florida Railroad track connecting Orlando and Sanford was laid a few miles west of Osceola. Shortly afterwards, Loring Chase came to Orange County from Chicago to recuperate from a lung disease. In his travels, he discovered the pretty group of lakes just east of the railbed. He enlisted a wealthy New Englander, Oliver E. Chapman, and they assembled a very large tract of land, upon which they planned the town of Winter Park. Over the next four years they plotted the town, opened streets, built a town hall and a store, planted orange trees, and required all buildings to meet stylistic and architectural standards. They promoted it heavily.[5] During this time, the railroad constructed a depot (1882), connected to Osceola by a dirt road.

In 1885, a group of businessmen started the Winter Park Company and incorporated it with the Florida Legislature; Chase and Chapman sold the town to the new company. In a land bubble characteristic of Florida history, land prices soared from less than $2 per acre to over $200, with at least one sale recorded at $300 per acre.

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest juried outdoor art festivals, rated among the top shows by Sunshine Artist and American Style magazines. In 2012, about 1,200 artists from around the world applied for entry, and an independent panel of judges selected 225 national and international artists to attend the show. The National Endowment for the Arts, the White House, Congress, and many others have lauded the Festival for promoting art and art education in Central Florida. An all-volunteer board of directors runs the annual festival, now in its 50th year

The city is northeast of and adjacent to Orlando. Elevation ranges between 66 and 97 feet (20 and 30 m) above sea level.

The median income for a household in the city was $77,899, and the median income for a family was $102,801. The per capita income for the city was $64,303. About 7.8% of the population was below the poverty line, including 8.96% of those male and 8.68% of those female.

Educational institutions:

St. Margaret Mary Catholic School
Aloma Elementary School

Annie Russell
Annie Russell Theatre, located on the campus of Rollins College

Brookshire Elementary School

The Geneva School
Glenridge Middle School

Lakemont Elementary School

The Parke House Academy

High schools:
Lake Howell High School
Trinity Preparatory School
Winter Park High School

The Hotel Alabama c. 1922

Rollins College
Full Sail University
Valencia Community College, Winter Park Campus
Crealde School of Art