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Maitland, Florida City and Educational Info

Maitland is a city in Orange County, Florida. Continue reading to learn about Maitland and its postsecondary educational options, as well as its demographics and industries.

Information about Maitland

Maitland, Florida, is a small city north of Orlando in Orange County. It has a population of 16,823, as of 2014 U.S. Census estimates. Maitland's residents are almost 81% white, 10.4% Hispanic, 11% African American and 3.5% Asian, based on 2010 census data. From 2010-2014, more than half (58.9%) of Maitland residents over the age of 25 had obtained a bachelor's degree or higher, and over 96% have a high school diploma. The city's median household income of $69,080 is much higher than the state median of $47,212 for that same four-year period.

Covering approximately 5 square miles, Maitland is surrounded by around 20 small lakes that make for plentiful recreational opportunities and lakeside housing. Maitland has a historical corridor with numerous historical homes like the Arthur O'Heir House and James Arch House. Cultural sites in Maitland include the Waterhouse Museum and Maitland Art Center. Several bike and walking trails are found in the city.

Education

Two proprietary postsecondary schools are found in Maitland: Florida College of Natural Health and a campus of Strayer University. The 4-year, private not-for-profit Everglades University-Orlando is also located in Maitland. Within 20 miles of Maitland, residents have access to an additional 45 schools, primarily in Orlando with some options in Winter Park and surrounding areas.

Rollins College, a private liberal arts college, is located in Winter Park. In addition to undergraduate programs, Rollins offers an MBA and master's programs in education, human resources, liberal studies and teaching. The college was ranked at number one on the list of regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.

The University of Central Florida in Orlando is the second largest university in the U.S. It offers just over 90 bachelor's degrees, nearly 80 master's programs and 30 doctoral degrees, along with a medical program. It was ranked 13th on U.S. News' list of most innovative schools in 2016, and several of its graduate programs are highly ranked by the publication, including student counseling and personnel services (9th), criminology (26th), nonprofit management (17th) and atomic/molecular/optical physics (14th).

Other 4-year schools in the nearby area are Keiser University-Orlando, Valencia College, Seminole State College of Florida and Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Orlando. Some 2-year schools near Maitland include Winter Park Tech, Orlando Tech, City College-Altamonte Springs and Mid Florida Tech.

Employment

Per 2012 census data, the highest sectors of employment in Maitland were finance and insurance (5,680 jobs), administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (4,892 jobs), and professional, scientific, and technical services (4,000 jobs).

Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of March 2016, the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford region's leisure and hospitality sector held the most employed persons, with 251,500 jobs. Trade, transportation, and utilities held about 224,000 jobs, while professional and business services held about 200,000 jobs. Major employers in nearby Orlando include Walt Disney World, Adventist Health System, Orlando Health, Lockheed Martin and Hilton Hotels.

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