is a city located in Osceola County, Florida
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 47,814. It is the county seat
of Osceola County6
Geography\nKissimmee is located at 28°18'14" North, 81°24'46" West (28.303988, -81.412867)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 44.9 km²
). 43.2 km² (16.7 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.70% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 47,814 people, 17,121 households, and 11,813 families residing in the city. The population density
is 1,106.8/km² (2,866.6/mi²). There are 19,642 housing units at an average density of 454.7/km² (1,177.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 67.22% White, 9.99% African American
, 0.52% Native American
, 3.38% Asian
, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 14.15% from other races, and 4.66% from two or more races. 41.73% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 17,121 households out of which 37.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% are married couples living together, 15.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% are non-families. 20.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.77 and the average family size is 3.21.
In the city the population is spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $33,949, and the median income for a family is $36,361. Males have a median income of $25,851 versus $21,025 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,071. 15.4% of the population and 12.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.0% are under the age of 18 and 10.2% are 65 or older.