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Altamonte Springs is a suburban city in Seminole county in the U.S. state of Florida, which had a population of 41,496 at the 2010 census. Located primarily in Seminole County, the city is in the northern suburbs of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area, which the United States Census Bureau estimated had a population of 2,054,574 in 2008.[3] The name Altamonte is Spanish meaning “high hill”.[4]

Geography

Altamonte Springs is located at 28°39′41″N 81°23′31″W (28.661463, -81.392016).[5]
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.4 mi2 (24.5 km2). 8.9 mi2 (23.1 km2) of it is land and 0.6 mi2 (1.5 km2) of it (5.93%) is water.

Government

Altamonte Springs has a City Manager, City Commissioner form of government, consisting of four commission districts and the Mayor serving City-wide.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 41,200 people, 18,821 households, and 10,012 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,631.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,787.3/km2). There were 19,992 housing units at an average density of 2,247.2 per square mile (867.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.23% White, 9.72% African American, 0.33% Native American, 2.94% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.79% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.93% of the population.

There were 18,821 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.8% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the city the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,578, and the median income for a family was $49,082. Males had a median income of $34,413 versus $28,897 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,216. About 5.6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The city of Altamonte Springs’ public schools are a part of Seminole County Public Schools. Altamonte Springs is served by 4 public elementary schools (K–5); 1 public middle school (6–8); and 1 public high school (9–12). The city of Altamonte Springs is also home to a branch of Seminole State College of Florida. Additionally, Altamonte Springs boasts 10 percent more college graduates per capita than the Florida average, and is just a few miles away from the University of Central Florida and Rollins College.

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