Established in 1913 from a part of the northern portion of Orange County. It was named for the Seminole tribe of Indians and is made up of seven major cities: Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Oviedo, Sanford and Winter Springs. With more than 30 parks and preserves contained in its 345 square mile area, Seminole County offers an array of activities from numerous outdoor activities to the large malls. Seminole County is also highly known for Orlando Jai-Alai and Sanford Orlando Kennel Club, which attract many visitors every year.
As of 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau recorded the total population for all of Seminole County as 365,196 with 147,079 total housing units. The U.S. Census Bureau’s annual estimate of the population for 2008 is 410,854 with an estimated 174,293 housing units. This is showing an increase of over 10% in the population in 8 years.