Oviedo is located in eastern Seminole County and is approximately 16 square miles in size. Currently the population stands at approximately 37,128, of which 79.3% are white non-Hispanic, 9.7% are black, non-Hispanic, 4.0% Asian and the remaining 7.0% of the population are various races. The median household income is $79,786, and the average home value is $292,612. Major employers include Publix supermarkets; A. Duda and Sons, Inc., major growers of sod; the Oviedo Mall, Seminole State, 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 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, Councilman Steve Henken, Councilman Keith Britton, Councilman Bob Pollack, and Councilman Jeff Chudnow. Council Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Oviedo City Council Chambers. City Council meetings are broadcast live on Spectrum channel 496 in Seminole County. City Manager Bryan Cobb oversees the day-to-day management of the City and its departments, Administration, Development Services, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Information Technology, Police, Public Works, and Recreation and Parks. The City has two fire stations, a potable water treatment facility, and a wastewater treatment facility.
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 is expanding its downtown on approximately 50 acres. The new, mixed-use development will feature a residential component of single-family houses, townhomes and apartments, a commercial business district and retail establishments. Other developments are under construction around the City offering residents new places to dine and partake of consumer services.