Introduction to Ormond Beach, Florida

Ormond Beach, Florida, in Volusia county, is 5 miles NW of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center) and 80 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida. It's part of the Greater Daytona Beach area and is situated along the Halifax River lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. Ormond Beach Business Park and Airpark is designated a foreign trade zone and includes numerous companies.

Education, health care and government are the region's major employers. Command Medical Products, The Tanning Research Laboratories of Hawaiian Tropic, Hudson Tool and Die Company and Homac Manufacturing Company are located in the city. The climate is humid subtropical and includes dry, mild weather during the winter.

Ormond Beach History

The Timucuan Indians lived in the area, but over time, war and disease decimated the Indians. The city is named in tribute to James Ormond, a sea captain who transported Franciscan settlers to the region on behalf of Ferninand VII of Spain. The Second Seminole War postponed the establishing of settlements until 1842. The city was incorporated in 1880. Ormond Beach and other parts of Florida became popular destinations for the wealthy who desired to escape the harsh northern winters. Numerous Gilded Age hotels were constructed to accommodate the visitors.

The well known John D. Rockefeller purchased a winter home known as "The Casements." In 1902 some of the initial automobile races occurred on the hard packed sand from Ormond south to Daytona Beach. Timing equipment was utilized and the region was given the nickname "The Birthplace of Speed." In 1949 the municipality was renamed Ormond Beach.

Ormond Beach Historic Sites

  • The Casements was formerly the winter home of John D. Rockefeller and is now used as a cultural center.
  • Dix House.
  • Rowallan is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Anderson-Price Memorial Library.
  • Lippincott Mansion.
  • The Hammocks is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Talahloka.
  • Ormond Yacht Club.
  • Nocoroco is an historic Timucuan village located in Tomoka State Park.
  • John Anderson Lodge is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Ormond Hotel.

Ormond Beach Activities

The notable Tomoka State Park is situated along the Tomoka River and features manatee, peregrine falcons, bald eagles, egrets, herons and other species of wildlife. Activities at the park include canoeing, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and camping. Bulow Creek State Park, situated near the Atlantic Ocean, is a short drive away from Ormond Beach. Bulow Plantations Ruins Historic State Park, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, Ocala National Forest and North Peninsula State Park are notable nearby locations for recreational activities.

Bonnet, Banks and Scogin lakes are close by. Atlantic Avenue is the primary tourist area. The city includes the Ormond Beach Sports Complex. The Halifax Plantation Golf Club features a large number of attractive old oak trees, tall pines and has a high rolling terrain. River Bend Golf Club, Riviera Country Club and Tomoka Oaks Golf Club & Country Club are other popular golf courses.

Ormond Beach Transportation

Air travel is provided at the Daytona Beach International Airport.


Total Population 39,938
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 28.6%
Employed Population 16+ 15,524
Age of the Population 50


% of people married 50.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $60,757
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $977
Median House Value $164,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.1%
Irish 15.2%

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

Ormond Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida
County Volusia
Metro Area Daytona Beach
Standard Zip Codes 32174, 32176
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32173, 32175
Phone Area Codes 386
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.285
Longitude -81.056

Ormond Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.1 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 DELAND 1 SSE
Distance 24.4 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 47.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Daytona Beach 62,726 $40,100
Daytona Beach Shores 4,294 $56,343
Flagler Beach 4,682 $59,744
Holly Hill 11,726 $31,786
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/.

Ormond Beach Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(386) 676-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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The Hotel Ormond from the Halifax River between 1900 and 1920

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The Hotel Ormond from the Halifax River between 1900 and 1920

Hotel Ormond from across the Halifax between 1900 and 1915

Hotel Ormond c1903.

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