Gotha is a census-designated place (CDP) in Orange County, Florida, United States. Gotha is located between Ocoee and Windermere and had a population of 1,915 at the 2010 census, up from 731 as recorded by the 2000 census. It is part of the OrlandoKissimmeeMetropolitan Statistical Area. The town of Gotha was founded in 1879 by German immigrant H. A. Hempel. Hempel Avenue, the "main street" of Gotha, is named in his honor. After buying land from the state of Florida, he laid out a town and named it after his birthplace of Gotha, Germany. He then mailed promotional pamphlets to northern cities, advertising the warm climate and mild winters. In time, several German American families moved to and settled in and around Gotha. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.1km (2.0mi). 4.6km (1.8mi) of it is land and 0.5km (0.2mi) of it (10.20%) is water.