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Mount Dora

Mount Dora is a U.S. city in Lake County, Florida. As of 2011, the United States Census Bureau estimates the Mount Dora population at 12,534. It is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryA post office called Mount Dora has been in operation since 1883. The community was named for Dora A. Drawdy, an early settler.Historic sitesThe following are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Old Mount Dora Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station, home to the town's Chamber of Commerce John P. Donnelly House Lakeside InnGeographyMount Dora is located at.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.8sqmi. 4.9sqmi of it is land and 0.8sqmi of it (14.58%) is water. Overlooking lakes Dora, Gertrude and Beauclair, Mount Dora is situated on a plateau 184 feet (56 m) above sea level. Despite the name, there is no mountain nearby.DemographicsAs of the census of 2010, there were 9,039 households, and 5,236 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,542.0 inhabitants per square mile (739.1/km²). There were 6,942 housing units at an average density of 941.6 per square mile (363.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.3% White, 19.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.7% of the population.
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