Oviedo is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. The population was 33,342 as of the 2010 census, a 26.7% increase from 26,316 recorded in the 2000 census. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area. In the late 1870s, individuals living a couple miles south of Lake Jesup needed an easily accessible post office in the Florida back country. Andrew Aulin, an early settler and shop-owner, decided to file paperwork for a post office; in his first site location report he needed a unique name, one that no other post office in Florida had. Aulin liked having a Spanish name, "to go with the Spanish name of the state," and decided to name his post office location Oviedo after the Oviedo University in northern Spain. Some say he visited the University, others say he just liked the sound, most agree he likely pronounced it "Oh-vee-Ay-Doh" rather than the Americanized way of "Oh-VEE-doh."
Demographics: As of the census of 2000, there were 26,316 people, 8,556 households, and 7,178 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,738.9 inhabitants per square mile (671.6/km²). There were 8,977 housing units at an average density of 593.2 per square mile (229.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.55% White, 8.83% African American, 0.27% Native American, 2.42% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.62% from other races, and 2.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.19% of the population.
Schools:The city of Oviedo's public schools are a part of Seminole County Public Schools. Oviedo contains 6 public elementary schools (K-5), 2 public middle schools (6-8), and 2 public high schools (9-12). The city of Oviedo is also home to a branch of Seminole State College of Florida and borders the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
- Carillon Elementary School
- John Evans Elementary School
- Lawton Elementary School
- Marguerite Partin Elementary School
- Douglas Stenstrom Elementary School
- Joan Walker Elementary School (in Chuluota)
- Jackson Heights Middle School
- Lawton Chiles Middle School
- Tuskawilla Middle School (Close to the Oviedo/Winter Springs border)
- The Master's Academy (Pk-12) (Christian)
- St. Luke's Lutheran School (Pk-8) (Lutheran)
- Teen Transformation Ministries (All Male) (Special Education) (Christian)
- Tuskawilla Montessori Academy (3-12) (Secular)
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