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Overview

Introduction to Edgewater, Florida

Edgewater, Florida, in Volusia county, is 17 miles SE of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center) and 103 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Daytona Beach metropolitan area. 

Edgewater History

Edgewater was founded in 1871 by Dr. John Milton Hawks, and was originally known as Hawks Park. Dr, Hawks donated four and a half acres of land to the city. He had planned to build a library, town hall and a cemetery on this land but fell ill and died in 1910 before he could accomplish his goal. However, his wife donated funds that were used to build the library and the town hall. The name of this area was changed to Edgewater by the Florida State Legislature in 1924.

Edgewater and Nearby Attractions

  • Indian River Lagoon.
  • Smyrna Beach.
  • Turtle Mound.
  • Sugar Mill Ruins.
  • Old Fort Park.

Edgewater Activities

Edgewater has a park area spread out across 146 acres. These parks allow for a variety of activities, from swimming, fishing, picnicking and fitness trials to football, tennis, golf, racquetball, bicycling and baseball facilities. The Riverside Drive is very popular among nature lovers, walkers and bicyclists. A number of cultural activities are also organized regularly at Edgewater.

Edgewater Transportation

Daytona Beach International Airport is nearby. The city is also served by the Massey Ranch Airpark.

Edgewater Higher Education

The city is served by the Daytona Beach Community College.

People

Total Population 21,050
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 25.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,339
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 52%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,051
% Above Poverty Level 87.4%
% Below Poverty Level 12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.1%
Median Gross Rent $966
Median House Value $124,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.9%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 11.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Edgewater Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles SE of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida
County Volusia
Metro Area Daytona Beach
Standard Zip Codes 32132, 32141
Phone Area Codes 386
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.988
Longitude -80.902

Edgewater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DAYTONA BEACH INTL AP
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 70 F
Apr Temp 58 to 80 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 65 to 83 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
Station TITUSVILLE
Distance 24.9 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
Station DELAND 1 SSE
Distance 25.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Daytona Beach Shores 4,294 $56,343
New Smyrna Beach 23,356 $62,705
Oak Hill 1,517 $50,000
Ponce Inlet 3,086 $83,107
Port Orange 57,858 $55,154
South Daytona 12,343 $42,019

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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