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Altamonte Springs is a suburban city in Seminole County, Florida, United States, which had a population of 41,496 at the 2010 census. The city is in the northern suburbs of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area, which the United States Census Bureau estimated had a population of 2,054,574 in 2008.Dr. Washington Kilmer of Cincinnati was the first to settle into the area circa 1870, and he named the area Altamont (minus the "e" from the present spelling). In 1882, the Altamonte Land, Hotel and Navigation Company gave the area its present name: Altamonte Springs. The company developed the core community along Altamonte Avenue (today's SR 436) between Maitland and Longwood Avenues (today's Ronald Reagan Boulevard). On November 11, 1920, the residents of Altamonte Springs voted 38 to 7 in favor or incorporation. The name Altamonte is Spanish language word meaning "high hill".GeographyAltamonte Springs is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.4 mi2, of which 8.9 mi2 is land and 0.6 mi2 is water.GovernmentAltamonte Springs has a City Manager, City Commissioner form of government, consisting of four commission districts and the Mayor serving Citywide.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 41,200 people, 18,821 households, and 10,012 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,631.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,787.3/km2). There were 19,992 housing units at an average density of 2,247.2 per square mile (867.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.23% White, 9.72% African American, 0.33% Native American, 2.94% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.79% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.93% of the population.Altamonte Springs is in Central Florida. Use our United States day trip planning website to arrange your visit to Altamonte Springs and other destinations in United States.
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