Demographics

Longwood is a city located in Seminole County Florida and a 15 minute drive north of Orlando. With a 2020 population of 16,451, it is the 135th largest city in Florida and the 2184th largest city in the United States . Longwood is currently growing at a rate of 2.78% annually and its population has increased by 20.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,657 in 2010. Longwood reached it's highest population of 16,451 in 2021. The city has a total area of 5.6 square miles. Longwood has a population density of 3,002 people per square mile. 

The Seminole County School System plays an important role in drawing the population and a higher household income into the greater Longwood area. The Seminole Schools rank 5th out of 68 districts in the state and first in the greater Orlando area. Longwood's Lyman High School, is recognized as the best in the state for technical and pre-engineering curriculum.

The City of Longwood has a strong business core which accounts for its daytime population of over 21,000. Some of the top employers include South Seminole Hospital, a part the Orlando Health system, UPS, FedEx, Collis Roofing, Comprehensive Energy Services and Pemberton Attachments.

The average household income in Longwood is $77,347 with a poverty rate of 10.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,226 per month, and the median house value is $213,600. The median age in Longwood is 42.7 years, 40.4 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.

Great schools, the ease of commuting to Orlando, the selection of real estate and a rich history has made this award winning City the choice of business and residents, alike.

Longwood Demographic Profile

Statistic Longwood Florida National
Population 16,451 21,600,000 332,987,277
Population Density 3,002 353.4 93.29
Median Age 42.7 42.5 37.9
Male/Female Ratio .88:1 .96:1 .97:1
Married 49.9% 47% 55%
Population under 18 18.8% 19.7% 22.3%
Speak English 83.62% 70.6% 79%
Speak Spanish 11.12% 21.8% 13%

Longwood Population Breakdown by Race

Race Longwood Florida National
White 82.61% 75.12% 63.7%
Black or African American 8.38% 16.07% 12.2%
Asian 3.62% 2.73% 4.7%
Mixed Race 1.94% 2.74% 1.9%
Native American .07% .28% .7%

Longwood Employment

Statistic Longwood Florida National
Median Household Income $65,805 $55,660 $65,712
Income per Capita $30,674 $31,619 $34,103
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 5.0% 5.9%
Poverty Rate 10.4% 10.9% 10.5%

Longwood Housing

Statistic Longwood Florida National
Median Home Value $284,600 $215,300 $225,810
Median Rent Price $1,283 $1,175 $997.68
Home Ownership 65.6% 68.7% 65.8%

Longwood Education

Statistics Longwood Florida National
High School Graduation Rates 97.4% 90% 85.3%
Avg. Test Scores SAT - 1170/ACT - 26 SAT - 1073/ACT - 20.1 SAT - 1051/ACT - 20.7
Student/Teacher Ratio 19 to 1 16 to 1 16 to 1

Longwood Cost of Living

Statistic Longwood Florida National
Cost of Living 111.2 97.9 100

Longwood Crime

Statistic Longwood Florida National
Total Crime 1,864.6 N/A N/A
Chance of Being a Victim 12% N/A N/A
Year-over-Year Crime -33.4 -15.7% N/A