Gotha, Florida

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Gotha is a census-designated place (CDP) in Orange County, Florida, United States. Gotha is located between Ocoee, Florida and Windermere, Florida, and had a population of 731 as recorded by the 2000 census. It is part of the OrlandoKissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The town of Gotha, Florida, was founded in 1879 by German immigrant H. A. Hempel. Hempel Avenue, the "main street" of Gotha, is named in his honor. After buying land from the State of Florida, he laid out a town and named the town after his birthplace of Gotha, Germany. He then mailed promotional pamphlets to northern cities, advertising the warm climate and mild winters. In time, several German American families moved to and settled in and around Gotha.

Geography

Gotha is located at 28°31′54″N 81°31′18″W / 28.53167°N 81.52167°W / 28.53167; -81.52167 (28.531747, -81.521768)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.1 km² (2.0 mi²). 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (10.20%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 731 people, 249 households, and 210 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 160.4/km² (415.5/mi²). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 57.9/km² (150.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.78% White, 4.38% African American, 0.55% Native American, 3.56% Asian, 1.23% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.11% of the population.

There were 249 households out of which 46.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.9% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.3% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.18.

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