- Florida, Orange County, New York
official_name = Florida, New York
settlement_type = Village
imagesize = 300px
image_caption = Downtown Florida, 2007
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Orange
One of the [Jerky Boys] calls from [The Jerky Boys 3] has an incoming call replying to a fake ad from a person in Florida, New York.
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 4.9
area_land_km2 = 4.9
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.9
area_land_sq_mi = 1.9
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2007
population_total = 2757
population_density_km2 = 525.8
population_density_sq_mi = 1361.8
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 136
elevation_ft = 446
latd = 41 |latm = 19 |lats = 52 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 21 |longs = 33 |longEW = W
postal_code = 10921
area_code = 845
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 36-26319
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0950303
footnotes = : "Another Florida is a town in Montgomery County".Florida is a
villagein Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 2,757 at the 2007 census estimates.
The Village of Florida has its own school district consisting of Golden Hill Elementary School, and
S.S. Seward Institute. The mascot for S.S. Seward Instituteis a spartan. S.S. Seward Institute also known as (S.S Seward for short) is home of the 2007 Girls Soccer State Champions.
The current mayor is James R. Pawliczek, Sr., who was first elected in March, 2002.
Florida is known for its vast onion fields (it calls itself Onion Capital of the World) in the nearby
Black Dirt Region, as well as being the birthplace of William H. Seward, the Secretary of Stateunder Abraham Lincolnwho is remembered for his crusade to purchase Alaska from Russia. Florida is also home to the famous " PolkaKing", Jimmy Sturrand John J. Pawliczak. WTBQ, Orange County's only independent radiostation, was located in Florida from 1984 to 2007; the station's new studios in the Town of Warwick opened in November 2007.
The village was founded in
1760and incorporatedin 1946.
The village is west of
Glenmere lakeand east of Warwick, New York
Florida is located at coor dms|41|19|52|N|74|21|33|W|city (41.331217, -74.359167)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,571 people, 951 households, and 704 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 1,361.8 people per square mile (525.2/km²). There were 974 housing units at an average density of 515.9/sq mi (199.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.04% White, 2.53% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 1.87% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.50% of the population.
There were 951 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the village the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $54,893, and the median income for a family was $61,406. Males had a median income of $45,577 versus $32,232 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $22,138. About 5.5% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.
The community was settled by Polish immigrants during the 18th and 19th centuries, and remains predominantly Polish-American.
June 21, 2006 [http://www.th-record.com/archive/2006/06/21/chart.htm MID-HUDSON POPULATION TRENDS] , Times Herald-Record.
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