A lot of information goes around the world about the capital of fun, Orlando. There are more than 30 theme parks, incredible beaches in its surroundings and an area strong in tourism and the economy, with agriculture and technology. But do you also know the main population figures for Orlando? Today we bring you some information about the city and its inhabitants, beyond Disney. Read on and learn more about Orlando. 


In 2018, the city of Orlando had a population of 286 thousand inhabitants, with average age 33.9 years. The latest population data available refers to the 2018 survey by the Date Usa

Ethnically, the city is made up of 35.8% of whites, 31.7% of Hispanics or Latinos and 25.5% of blacks or African-Americans. Of these, 87.2% are US citizens. 


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Between 2017 and 2018 there was an increase of 5,71% in the number of inhabitants employed. Totaling 160,000 active workers. It is worth noting that, among the most common jobs, the main fields of work for Orlando residents are: 

  • Sales and related occupations (19,619 people).
  • Administrative and office support occupations (17,400 people). 
  • Management occupations (16,421 people).



In the more specialized branches, the city has an unusually high number of residents working in Legal Occupations (1.6 times higher than expected), Personal Care and Service Occupations (1.45 times) and Health Diagnosis and Treatment Professionals and Other Technical Occupations (1.31 times). 

Finally, the best-paid jobs are Diagnostic and health care professionals and other technical occupations (US $ 76,970), Health care professionals and technical occupations (US $ 65,433) and Architectural and engineering occupations (US $ 62,447).

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Orlando families have a average annual income of US $51,820These are the figures for 2018. Compared to the previous year, there was a growth of 8,88%, when the average annual income was US $47,594. 

As far as gender issues are concerned, there is a huge pay gap between men and women. In full time occupations, as shown in the graph below, women earn around 1.34 times less than men

Annual income by ethnicity 

Ethnically, the highest paid are Asians, who are paid up to 1.09 times more than whites. 

  • Asians: US $ 56,219
  • Whites: US $ 51.352
  • American Indian: US $ 40.596

Outbound trade from Florida 

Placing the projections on a slightly larger area, for the whole of Florida, it is possible to see how the state has developed in relation to neighboring states. 

The data in the graph represents the products exported from the region to other parts of the country. It is worth noting that in 2020, Florida's total outbound trade is expected to reach US$$ 497 billion. It is also expected to increase by 43.6% to US $ 714 billion by 2045.

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Higher education 

The number of women in higher education is higher than that of men, the proportion is 27,945 women, 20,690 men in the institutions

Regarding ethnicity, the majority of students graduating in Orlando are white (34.5%). Followed by Hispanics or Latinos (33.8%) and finally Blacks or African-Americans (16.2%). 

Among the most popular courses are Liberal Arts and Sciences (46.7%), Business Administration and General Management (17%) and Nursing (3,14%).

It's also worth noting that the average cost of tuition in Orlando is US $ 13,800 for private four-year colleges. Meanwhile, for public four-year colleges, it's US $ 1,984 and US $ 7,933, respectively, for in-state and out-of-state students.

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Now that you know the population of Orlando, are you thinking of investing or living in the area? 

Orlando's economy is even stronger when you consider the data brought in by tourism. The city breaks annual visitor records. In 2019 there were 75 million tourists. Along with the visitors, the surrounding area is growing with all the infrastructure needed to welcome so many people. 

In this sense, one branch that stands out is Vacation Homes. The investment has an appreciation of 10% per year in Orlando and provides high profitability. In fact, Smarthosts Vacation Rental's 2019 market forecasts show that the market is expected to reach US$ 167.9 billion. 

Contact our relationship agents and find out all about the Orlando area and the best investments to make in the city. 

Data: Data USA

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