De Bary, Florida

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De Bary, Florida

Introduction to De Bary, Florida

De Bary, Florida, in Volusia county, is 2 miles SW of Deltona, Florida (center to center) and 95 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is part of the Daytona Beach metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 15,559 people live in De Bary.

De Bary History

The area that is currently known as De Bary was originally inhabited by Timucuan Indians. They were replaced by the Seminoles around 1760. In 1821, Florida was obtained from Spain, but settlement was delayed by the Seminole Wars. A couple, Oliver and Amanda Arnett, bought some land to build a house. They sold 400 acres of land to Samuel Frederick DeBary in 1871. DeBary went on to develop this and adjoining areas further, and made it prosperous and famous. The city was named in his honor.

De Bary and nearby Attractions

  • De Bary Hall Mansion
  • Daytona Beach
  • Gemini Springs Park
  • St. Johns River
  • Blue Spring State Park

De Bary Activities

Several events are held through the year. These include holiday lighting festivals, talent contests, art festivals, patriotic celebrations, the Halloween Haunted Hike, a Christmas Lighting Display contest and a Christmas Parade. There are many country clubs and golf courses in this area. People also enjoy horse riding. Furthermore, there are around 10 parks ranging from playgrounds to a huge 108 acre area which has been maintained in its natural state.

De Bary Transportation

Airplane trips can be planned from Tampa International Airport and Orlando International Airport.

De Bary Higher Education

Seminole Community College provides adult education to the area.

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Comparative Profile of De Bary, Florida

Comparing De Bary to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 8
Senior Citizens 10 7
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 5 3
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
People Above Poverty 7 8
Median Family Income 6 8
College Educated Adults 4 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 4 5
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
Affordability of Rents 4 5
People Living Alone 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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De Bary Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Deltona, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 95 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Volusia
Metro Area Daytona Beach
Standard Zip Codes 32713
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32753
Phone Area Codes 386
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.88
Longitude -81.3

De Bary Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 70 F
Apr Temp 57 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 64 to 83 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches
Station DELAND 1 SSE
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 70 F
Apr Temp 56 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
Distance 33 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 70 F
Apr Temp 60 to 81 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 66 to 83 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
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De Bary Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 15,559 100%
Male 7,459 47.9%
Female 8,100 52.1%
Under 18 3,112 20%
18+ 12,447 80%
65+ 3,571 23%
Median Age 45.1
Average Family Size 2.76
White 14,772 94.9%
African-American 296 1.9%
Asian 176 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 31 0.2%
Other 134 0.9%
Mixed Race 149 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 645 4.1%

Estimated De Bary Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 16,413
Growth 854
Growth % 5.5%

De Bary Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 15.9%
US/American 13%
English 12.6%
Irish 12.1%
Italian 11.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Polish 2.7%
French Canadian 2.6%
Scottish 2.4%
Dutch 1.3%
Swedish 1.2%
Canadian 1%
Norwegian 1%
British 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Slovak 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
West Indian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
De Bary 15,559 $50,022
De Land 20,904 $35,329
Deltona 69,543 $42,122
Lake Helen 2,743 $39,688
Lake Mary 11,458 $76,859
Orange City 6,604 $34,003
Sanford 38,291 $36,687
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