Christmas, Florida

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Christmas, Florida
—  Census-designated place  —
Location in Orange County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°32′N 81°0′W / 28.533°N 81°W / 28.533; -81Coordinates: 28°32′N 81°0′W / 28.533°N 81°W / 28.533; -81
Country United States
State Florida
County Orange
Area
 • Total3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Land3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation43 ft (13 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,146
 • Density330/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code32709
Area code(s)407, 321
FIPS code12-12250[1]
GNIS feature ID0280429[2]
 
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Christmas, Florida
—  Census-designated place  —
Location in Orange County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°32′N 81°0′W / 28.533°N 81°W / 28.533; -81Coordinates: 28°32′N 81°0′W / 28.533°N 81°W / 28.533; -81
Country United States
State Florida
County Orange
Area
 • Total3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Land3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation43 ft (13 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,146
 • Density330/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code32709
Area code(s)407, 321
FIPS code12-12250[1]
GNIS feature ID0280429[2]

Christmas is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida, United States. It is part of the OrlandoKissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,146 at the 2010 census.[3] Christmas is home to the world's largest alligator-shaped building, measuring at just over 200 feet (61 m). Every year, Christmas sends a large amount of mail from its post office from people who mail letters from the town so they can have the "Christmas" postmark on their holiday mailings.

Christmas is home to many Orlando digital TV stations' transmission towers.

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History

On December 25, 1837, a force of 2,000 U.S. Army soldiers and Alabama Volunteers arrived in the area to construct a fort, which they named Fort Christmas. The fort was one of over 200 forts built during the Second Seminole War.

Geography

Christmas is located at 28°32′N 81°0′W / 28.533°N 81°W / 28.533; -81 (28.5324, -80.9940)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.9 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 1,146 people (down from 1,162 in the 2000 Census), 422 households (up from 420 in the 2000 Census), and 304 families (the same as in the 2000 Census) residing in the Christmas CDP (Census Designated Place)[6].

As of the 2000 Census, the population density was 125.7/km² (325.3/mi²). There were 446 housing units at an average density of 48.2/km² (124.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the Christmas CDP was 95.44% White, 0.43% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.15% of the population.

AS of 2010, there were 422 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 (up from 30.5% in the 2000 census) living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together (up from 49.5% in 2000), 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present (down from 14.0% in the 2000 Census), 9.5% had a male householder with no wife present (data from the 2000 Census is not available) and 28% were non-families (up from 27.6% in 2000). 25.4% of the households had individuals 65 years of age or older (a dramatic increase from the 8.3% in 2000). The average household size was 2.72 (2.77 in 2000) and the average family size was 2.99 (down from 3.08 in 2000).

Picture of "Swampy"
"Swampy", the World's Largest Gator, at Jungle Adventures Nature Animal Park

In the Christmas Census Designated Place (CDP) as of the 2010 Census, the median age was 41 years old (up from 37 years old in the 2000 Census). In 2010, 46.9% of the residents of the Christmas CDP were women and 53.1% were males.

The median income for a household in the Christmas CDP was not available for the 2010 Census. [7]

Panoramic view

Panorama of Christmas showing Christmas Tree and Sign

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Christmas CDP, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Christmas CDP, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ Definition of the acronym "CDP" as used here was found on the U.S Censur Bureau's website, https://ask.census.gov/faq.php?id=5000&faqId=865 , on 2 October 2012.
  7. ^ All 2010 U.S. Census data provided here was quoted from the US Census Bureau's website (http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk) on 2 October 2012

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