Introduction to Eustis, Florida

Eustis, Florida, in Lake county, is 25 miles W of Deltona, Florida (center to center) and 78 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is located in the Orlando metropolitan area. Eustis has a population of 15,106.

Eustis History

The city was named after General Abraham Eustis, an important figure in the Seminole Wars. Earlier, it was known as Lake Eustis. In 1883, ‘Lake’ was dropped from the name and the city came to be known only as Eustis. It was incorporated in 1883 and the first mayor was D.W. Herrick.

Eustis and nearby Attractions

  • Eustis Historical Museum
  • Ferran Park
  • Alice McClelland Memorial Bandshell
  • Clifford House
  • Purdy Villa
  • Gould Hyde Norton House
  • Eustis Commercial Historic District
  • Moses J. Taylor House
  • Purdy Villa
  • William Kimbrough Pendleton House
  • Black Bear Golf Club
  • The Citrus Museum

Eustis Activities

Eustis is a beautiful and peaceful place. It offers a lot of opportunities for having a good, relaxing time. There are many scenic parks in Eustis. Also, there are a number of art museums and theaters which ensure a continuous flow of interesting activities. The city hosts many local events and festivals. These include the Antique Boat Convention, nationally ranked art festivals, sailing regattas, and many others.

Eustis Transportation

Mid Florida Air Service is the closest airport.

Eustis Higher Education

Stetson University is located just a few miles away in DeLand.


Total Population 18,920
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 22.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,366
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 45.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.6%
Median Earnings25+ $27,269
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,547
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,696


Median Family Income $52,796
% Above Poverty Level 74.9%
% Below Poverty Level 25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 32.4%
Median Gross Rent $832
Median House Value $117,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 7.9%

Eustis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles W of Deltona, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Lake
Metro Area Orlando
Standard Zip Codes 32726, 32736
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32727
Phone Area Codes 352
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.852
Longitude -81.685

Eustis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station LISBON
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 68 F
Apr Temp 57 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 48.6 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
Station OCALA
Distance 34 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 70 F
Apr Temp 56 to 83 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 61 to 84 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Astatula 1,736 $48,190
Fruitland Park 4,275 $57,404
Leesburg 20,915 $41,328
Mount Dora 12,663 $56,852
Tavares 14,343 $48,355
Umatilla 3,545 $49,688

Eustis Public Libraries

Eustis Memorial Library
Eustis, Florida
(352) 357-5686
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Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

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Serves 157 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.9

A Vocational School
Serves 1 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0

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