viedo is located in eastern Seminole County and is approximately 16 square miles in size. In 2007 the population stands at approximately 32,855, 75 % are white non-Hispanic, 12% are Hispanic, eight percent are black, non-Hispanic and the remaining six percent of the population are various races. The average household income is $78,000 and the median home price is $282,250 for a 2100 square-foot home. Major employers include Publix supermarkets, A. Duda and Sons, Inc. major growers of sod, the Oviedo Marketplace shopping mall, Seminole Community College, which sits just outside the City’s corporate limits and the City of Oviedo itself with over 300 full-time, part-time and seasonal staff members. The median age of Oviedo’s residents is 34. Forty-one percent of the citizens are college graduates. The City is home to four elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
The City is governed by a Council/City Manager form of government. The City Manager receives policy direction from a five-member elected City Council, each of whom serves a two-year term. The current Council includes Honorable Mayor Dominic Persampiere, Deputy Mayor Steve Henken, Councilman Stephen Schenck, Councilman Keith Britton and Councilwoman Cindy Drago. Council Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30PM in the Oviedo City Council Chambers. City Council meetings are broadcast live on SGTV, channel 9 on the Bright House cable network in Seminole County. City Manager Kathryn Breazeale oversees the day to day management of the City and its departments, Administration, Development Services, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Information Technology, Police, Public Works, Recreation and Parks. The City has three fire stations and two potable water treatment facilities.
Oviedo is currently in a growth spurt. On the north side of Mitchell Hammock Road, east of State Road 434 and bordered by the Kingsbridge West subdivision to the east, the City of Oviedo will expand its downtown on approximately 50 acres. Street and utility systems for Oviedo on the Park are currently under construction. The new mixed use development will feature a residential component of single-family houses, town homes and apartments, a commercial business district and retail establishments. Oviedo on the Park has an expected completion date between 2012 and 2015. Other developments are under construction around the City offering residents new places to dine and partake of consumer services.