Longwood is a city located in Seminole County Florida and a 15-minute drive north of Orlando. With a 2020 population of 16,496, it is the 135th largest city in Florida and the 2184th largest city in the United States. Longwood is currently growing at a rate of 2.78% annually and its population has increased by 20.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,657 in 2010. Longwood reached its highest population of 16,451 in 2021. The city has a total area of 5.6 square miles. Longwood has a population density of 3,083 people per square mile.
The Seminole County School System plays an important role in drawing the population and a higher household income into the greater Longwood area. The Seminole County Schools rank 5th out of 68 districts in the state and first in the greater Orlando area. Longwood's Lyman High School is recognized as the best in the state for the technical and pre-engineering curriculum.
The City of Longwood has a strong business core which accounts for its daytime population of over 21,000. Some of the top employers include South Seminole Hospital, a part of the Orlando Health system, UPS, FedEx, Collis Roofing, Comprehensive Energy Services, and Pemberton Attachments.
The average household income in Longwood is $77,347. The median rental costs in recent years come to $1,226 per month, and the median house value is $213,600. The median age in Longwood is 42.7 years, 40.4 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.
Great schools, the ease of commuting to Orlando, the selection of real estate, and the rich history have made this award-winning City the choice of business and residents, alike.