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Housing Profile
Seminole County, Florida
  • Population, 2016: 449129. Seminole County ranks # 13 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2016: 178733
  • Homeownership Rate, 2016: 67.1%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.8%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Seminole County is projected to have a population of 570301, ranking it # 14 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Seminole County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2016 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Seminole County 422718 449129 474699 503995 528401 550699 570301
Notes:  Not Available.
Sources:  University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Population Projections; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census.
Housing Market

Existing Home Values (Based on County Property Appraisers' Just Value)

  • Single Family Home, average just value, 2016: $198796. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $61986.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $70543.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $266351 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $231000, compared to a statewide median sales price of $212000.

    Source: Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes and Condominiums, Seminole County, 1996-2016

Place Housing Type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
Seminole County Condominiums 54900 55500 58000 58500 66000 74000 81700 87500 107900 147400 156900 165000 118000 53700 40000 45000 54500 69900 70000 74800 83900
Seminole County Single Family Homes 109000 110500 119900 127000 133500 143000 155200 169200 185000 242500 270000 260000 220000 185000 180427 175000 184000 197000 209750 225000 231000
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Gross Rent, Seminole County, Florida, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Seminole County, Florida 1077 1002
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Seminole County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2017, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $766 for a studio apartment, $837 for a one-bedroom, $1002 for a two-bedroom, $1333 for a three-bedroom, and $1604 for a four-bedroom unit.

    Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016 Fair Market Rents

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, Seminole County, 2011-2015

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500-$1,999 $2,000-$2,499 $2,500-$2,999 $3,000-$3,499 $3,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Seminole County 205 203 731 5358 13035 20879 4688 1182 348 340 137 2242 49348
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are 14 licensed manufactured housing parks in Seminole with 2715 lots in 2012.
  • There are 180 licensed condominium developments in Seminole with 15394 units in 2012. Of these, 35 properties with 7485 units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Home Purchase Loans by Property Type, Seminole County, 2005-2015

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 20142015
Seminole County Seminole One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 15194 14253 8000 3908 3564 3468 3520 8253 9084 10691 12651
Seminole County Seminole Manufactured housing 101 118 63 26 14 13 11 22 47 63 86
Seminole County Seminole Multifamily 11 6 4 5 0 0 2 0 10 9 15
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2015

Foreclosures and Serious Delinquencies

  • The Orlando MSA had a foreclosure rate for 1-4 unit homes of 9.95% and a serious delinquency (90+ day) rate of 3.97% in September 2013.

    Source: Analysis of LPI Applied Analytics data by LISC, tabulated by the Urban Institute
Affordable Housing Needs

Cost Burden, General

  • "Cost-burdened" households pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs. In 2016, 71380 Seminole County households (40%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 34318 households in Seminole County (19%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Seminole County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 107353 37062 34318
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.
Homeowners and Renters

Households by Homeowner/Renter Status and Cost Burden, Seminole County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 78760 23173 17913
Renter 28593 13889 16405
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Household Income

  • In the following table, household income is measured as a percentage of the median income for the county or area, adjusted for family size. In Seminole County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $58400 in 2017.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Seminole County, 2016

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 1338 765 11382
30.01-50% AMI 2070 1962 9344
50.01-80% AMI 6335 10741 7733
80.01+% AMI 97610 23594 5859
Total 107353 37062 34318
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 40041 households in Seminole County (22.4%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2016. In comparison, 30.1% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 32762 of elderly households in Seminole (81.8%) own their homes.
  • 15224 elderly households (38%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Seminole County, 2016

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 24817 6926 8298
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Supply Characteristics

Single Family Home Size and Age

  • In 2016, the median size for a new single-family home in Seminole County was 1986 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Seminole County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Seminole County 2716 32688 35388 53655 36633 11980 7640 1417 2257 184374 1.5 17.7 19.2 29.1 19.9 6.5 6.1
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Seminole County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Persons Per Room House Heating Fuel Kitchen Facilities Plumbing Facilities
1.01 or More Persons per Room Share of Occupied Units (%) No Fuel Used Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete FacilitiesShare of Occupied Units (%)
Seminole County 1692 1.1 1177 0.8 1251 0.7 751 0.4
Notes:  Housing units are considered to be substandard if they are overcrowded, do not have heat, or lack complete kitchens or plumbing.
American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File