The Magic of Orlando
What lures visitors to Orlando, Florida? Aside from the glorious weather and the famed Florida sunshine, Orlando is home to a large concentration of theme parks, water parks, superb dining facilities and shopping areas.
Fifty-one million visitors flock to Orlando each year, which artificially bloats the city’s population of 238,300 official residents. The city has several luxurious hotels and resorts and other amenities to cater to its large tourist industry, many of whom visit the city to have a great adventure in Walt Disney World Resort, Sea World Orlando or in Universal Studios Resort. These theme parks occupy vast areas of land and house numerous attractions for the young and old alike.
But Orlando is not only about theme parks and juicy oranges. It has numerous world-class golf courses, over 5,000 restaurants, the most famous of which are Olive Garden and Red Lobster; its own set of historical and art museums, as well as large gardens and parks.
The city of Orlando is getting more popular as a great place for conventions. The sprawling Orange County Convention Center has an exhibition space that covers more than 2 million square feet. The convention center now ranks second in terms of space among the convention center complexes in the United States and aggressively competes with Las Vegas and Chicago in convention hosting.
As such, the culturally and linguistically diverse city is home to different communities of Caucasians, Hispanic and non-Hispanic Whites, Latinos, African-Americans, Asian, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders. The Hispanic community has the largest number of members, with Spanish being the most widely spoken language. According to state officials of Orange County, there are 301 languages that are spoken in the city. Of these, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Arabic are the most widely spoken.
With these figures and statistics, it would be a wise option for anyone wanting to do business in Orlando to learn Spanish, as it is the major language next to English, or at least have their documents translated into Spanish.
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- As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 185,951 people, 80,883 households, and 42,382 families residing in the city. The population density was 767.9/km² (1,988.9/mi²). There were 188,486 housing units at an average density of 365.4/km² (946.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 61.10% White, 26.70% African American, 1.43% Asian, 0.34% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 5.41% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races.
- 17.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
- Non-Hispanic Whites made up 50.8% of the population.
- The city has large Puerto Rican, Colombian, Venezuelan, Haitian, French, Brazilian, Canadian, German, Arab, Indian, and Vietnamese communities (among others), as well as a growing number of Russian and British (mostly English) residents.
- There were 80,883 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.4% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.6% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.97.
- In the city the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 37.3% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.
- The median income for a household in the city was $35,732, and the median income for a family was $40,648. Males had a median income of $30,866 versus $25,267 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,216. About 13.3% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.
It is home to diverse ethnic communities that speak several different languages, giving the city a unique culture. Major languages spoken in the city are English and Spanish, with English being the first language of nearly three-fourths of the population or about 69.3%. However, a large section of the population or about 19.2% are Spanish speakers. Haitian Creole, French and Portuguese are mother tongues of some of the city’s population. Various Asian languages and Indo-European languages are also getting common.
Aside from tourism, the city is highly industrialized, with some of the country’s and the world’s major companies having plants and offices in Orlando. Its proximity to Cape Canaveral and the establishment of military bases in the area spurred investors to make the city as the choice location for such firms as aeronautical engineering giants Northrup Grumman and Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon Systems, General Dynamics, Harris, Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, GE, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, CAE Systems Flight and Simulation Training, National Center for Simulation and many more.
The city has a highly developed electronic gaming, television and film industries, supported by the existence of Full Sail University, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, UCF College of Arts and Humanities, Hollywood Studios of Walt Disney and Universal Studios. Electronic Arts through its division, Tiburon creates the NCAA Football and Madden NFL video game series. The city is also home to Ripley Entertainment Inc.’s headquarters.
Aside from its parks that occupy vast tracts of land, the city boasts of several museums and galleries, including the Orlando Museum of Art, the Orlando Science Center, International Trolley and Train Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium and the Orange County Regional History Center.
For visitors wishing to have a round of golf, the city has more than 20 golf resorts and clubs.
“Orlando is also a shoppers’ haven and shopping is always fun at Orlando Fashion Square, the Florida Mall and The Mall at Millenia. Signature brands from domestic and international designers are available at outlet malls such as Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, Orlando Premium Outlets at Vineland Avenue and at International Drive.
With more than 5,000 restaurants in the city, dining is not a problem when you are in Orlando. If you are hankering for a taste of something more ethnic as well as look for souvenirs to take back home, spend some time at Little India, Little Brazil or at Little Saigon.”
There is so much to see and things to do in Orlando, Florida. Visiting one theme park alone and enjoying all the attractions and rides that the complex offers might take you months to finish. Get to know the City of Orlando better with the City profile that we have prepared. It lists the city’s most popular attractions, a brief history of the place, some travel safety tips, a look at the city’s weather and demographics. It also has a section on the city’s economy. And for your English to Spanish or Spanish to English translation requirements, allow Your Spanish Translation to be your partner.