Introduction to Orange City, Florida

Orange City, Florida, in Volusia county, is 4 miles NW of Deltona, Florida (center to center) and 98 miles S of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is conveniently located inside the Daytona Beach metropolitan area.

Orange City History

This area was originally inhabited by the Timucua Indians. Dr. French, and six of his friends, bought a large tract of land in 1874, and established the community which is now known as Orange City. It was named for the orange groves planted around the city. The first public school of Volusia County was founded in Orange City in 1878, and the city was incorporated in 1882.

Orange City and Nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum of the Arts.
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Home.
  • Southeast Museum of Photography.
  • Louis P. Thursby House.
  • Kennedy Space Center.
  • Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park.

Things To Do In Orange City

Orange City is home to numerous places included in the National Register of Historic Places including the Louis P. Thursby House, the Orange City Historic District, the Seth French House, the Dickinson Memorial Library and Park and the Orange City Colored School. The Museum of Arts and Sciences includes displays which reflect the region's historical and cultural development. The Southeast Museum of Photography, Halifax Historical Museum and the African American Museum of the Arts are also close to the city. The 17,650-acre Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park offers canoeing and camping opportunities, and also features nature and horse trails. Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, SeaWorld and Universal Studios are other popular attractions in the area.

Orange City Transportation

Daytona Beach International Airport is the closest major airport.

Orange City Higher Education

Colleges close to Orange City include the Seminole Community College, Stetson University and Daytona Beach Community College.


Total Population 11,023
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 27.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,940
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 37.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.8%
Median Earnings25+ $24,880
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,596
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,182


Median Family Income $44,118
% Above Poverty Level 78.3%
% Below Poverty Level 21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 44.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,031
Median House Value $69,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.4%
Irish 10.9%

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

Orange City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Deltona, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 98 miles S of Jacksonville, Florida
County Volusia
Metro Area Daytona Beach
Standard Zip Codes 32763
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32774
Phone Area Codes 407
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.948
Longitude -81.298

Orange City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station DELAND 1 SSE
Distance 4.8 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 LISBON
Distance 29.9 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
Distance 35.7 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 68 F
Apr Temp 59 to 81 F
Jul Temp 74 to 92 F
Oct Temp 65 to 83 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Deltona 86,418 $46,162
Lake Helen 2,643 $53,684
Lake Mary 15,038 $102,720
Winter Springs 33,973 $79,301

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

Orange City Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(386) 917-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 41 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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