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Kissimmee is a city in Osceola County, in the Orlando metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Kissimmee is 28.291N. The longitude is -81.407W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 54,598.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$33,949
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kissimmee demographic reports
Kissimmee is on Lake Tohopekaliga.
Once known as Cow Town for its importance as one of the state's cattle centers.

The first bars in America built to enable cowboys on horseback to drink without dismounting opened here around 1870.

Local landmarks include the Monument of States, which includes stones from every state in the nation.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 531. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 10.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2003 movie, "Monster"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Osceola County Fair - Feb. 9-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kissimmee web sites and events links in the sections below.
Kissimmee attractions: Disney World, Epcot, Universal Studios, A World of Orchids
Sports teams: Osceola Ghostriders (World Indoor Football League), GCL Braves (minor league baseball), Florida Seals (Southern Professional Hockey League)
Historic sites and museums: Osceola County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Florida Christian College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 143

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Kissimmee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Osceola County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Orlando area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 34741 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Kissimmee residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kissimmee ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kissimmee was $15,071, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Kissimmee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
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Fairs, festivals & other events
Kissimmee festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Kissimmee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $619.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $929.


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Libraries

Libraries in Kissimmee include Buenaventura Lakes Library, Hart Memorial Library, Osceola Correctional Facility Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Kissimmee include Osceola News Gazette

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Politics

Osceola County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kissimmee political report.

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Restaurants

Kissimmee restaurants taking online reservations include Key W. Kools, Pacino's Italian Restaurant ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Kissimmee workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kissimmee between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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