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.
|Population under 18||18.8%||19.7%||22.3%|
|Black or African American||8.38%||16.07%||12.2%|
|Median Household Income||$65,805||$55,660||$65,712|
|Income per Capita||$30,674||$31,619||$34,103|
|Median Home Value||$284,600||$215,300||$225,810|
|Median Rent Price||$1,283||$1,175||$997.68|
|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|
|Cost of Living||111.2||97.9||100|
|Chance of Being a Victim||12%||N/A||N/A|