OsceolaCoLogoVECTORNew07Estimated Population in 2012: 287,416
1,506.35 Square Miles
Median Income per Household: $39,214
County Seat: Kissimmee, FL
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History


Osceola County was created in 1887. It was named for the Indian leader Osceola, whose name means “Black Drink Cry [Asi Yaholo].”

On July 21, 1821, Florida was divided into two counties, named Escambia County to the west and St. John’s County to the east. In 1824, the southern part of St. John’s County became Mosquito County, with Enterprise as the county seat. When Florida became a state in 1845, Mosquito County was renamed Orange County. In 1844, Brevard County was carved out from Mosquito County. On May 12, 1887, Osceola was named a county, having been created from both Orange and Brevard Counties. Osceola County reached all the way down to Lake Okeechobee until 1917 when Okeechobee County was formed.

Since the late 20th century, Osceola County has experienced a significant influx of immigrants from Puerto Rico,[3] and in the 2000 U.S. Census Puerto Rican was the largest self-reported ancestry group.

Communities


Incorporated

City of Kissimmee
City of St. Cloud

Unincorporated

Buenaventura Lakes
Bull Creek
Campbell
Celebration, originally created by the Walt Disney Company
Deer Park
Harmony
Holopaw
Kenansville
Poinciana
Yeehaw Junction

Helpful Links


Osceola County Government / Board of County Commissioners
www.osceola.org
Osceola County Property Appraiser
www.property-appraiser.org

Osceola County Sheriff’s Office
www.osceola.org

Osceola County Tax Collector
www.osceolataxcollector.com

School District of Osceola County
www.osceola.k12.fl.us

South Florida Water Management District
www.sfwmd.gov

Osceola County Clerk of Courts
www.osceolaclerk.com

Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitkissimmee.com