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Ocoee is a city in Orange County, in the Orlando metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term for "apricot vine place"

The latitude of Ocoee is 28.568N. The longitude is -81.544W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 121 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,133.


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Median household income
Local
$53,225
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ocoee demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 141. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.2 per 1,000 people.
Ocoee received national attention for a conflict between blacks and whites, which occurred on election day in 1920, killing 35 blacks
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 132

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14% of Ocoee residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ocoee ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ocoee was $20,896, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Ocoee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ocoee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $633.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,064.


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Orange County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ocoee political report.

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The average commute time for Ocoee workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ocoee between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Ocoee include Best Western Turnpike West, Courtyard Orlando Ocoee, Red Roof Inn Orlando West.

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