is a city in DeSoto County, Florida,
United States. The population was
6,604 at the 2000 census. According
to the U.S Census estimates of 2005,
the city grew to 7,151. It is the
county seat of De Soto CountyGR6.
The city was devastated by Hurricane
Charley in 2004. Arcadia is located
at 27°13'3?N, 81°51'36?W (27.217585,
-81.859917). According to the United
States Census Bureau, the city has
a total area of 10.5 km² (4.0
mi²). 10.5 km² (4.0 mi²)
of it is land and 0.25% is water.
"The Rev. James Hendry named
the town in honor of Arcadia Albritton,
a daughter of pioneer settlers who
baked him a cake for his birthday.
He appreciated it so much he named
the city after her." As of the
census of 2000, there were 6,604 people,
2,289 households, and 1,533 families
residing in the city. The population
density was 631.1/km² (1,635.6/mi²).