Introduction to Port Orange, Florida

Port Orange, Florida, in Volusia county, is 5 miles S of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center) and 91 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is located along the Halifax River Lagoon in east central Florida and is part of the Greater Daytona Beach Area. The municipality includes a vast number of distinct neighborhoods. Education, the government and health care are the primary employers. Port Orange is also home to numerous small manufacturing businesses.

Port Orange History

Settlers arrived in 1804. They raised indigo and sugar cane. Citrus and other crops were grown in the area and transported to markets along the Halifax River. The city was incorporated in 1926.

Port Orange Attractions

  • Lakeside Jazz Festival is a popular event.
  • Kenneth Parker Amphitheater.
  • Concerts in the Park.
  • Port Orange Family Days offers a carnival, a parade and a variety of entertainment.
  • Sugar Mills Garden is a notable botanical garden.

Port Orange Activities

The city includes a large number of attractive parks for outdoor activities. Spruce Creek Park offers scenic nature trails and an observation tower which provides views of the marsh area. Opportunities are available in the region for kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing. There are numerous golf courses including Cranes Lake Golf and Country Club and Port Orange Public Golf Course. The nearby Daytona Beach Shores offers scenic beaches.

New Smyrna Beach is close by and provides excellent opportunities for offshore fishing and features unique shops, historical sites and a variety of cultural events. Ponce Inlet is an attractive fishing village and includes the historic Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and the Marine Science Center. Daytona Beach is well known for the Daytona International Speedway. Residents and tourists often travel to the Blue Spring which is a seasonal home to the popular manatees.

Port Orange Transportation

The nearest major airport is the Daytona Beach International Airport. Votran provides bus services.

Port Orange Higher Education

The city is home to Palmer College of Chiropractic. Bethune-Cookman College is nearby.


Total Population 57,218
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 24.2%
Employed Population 16+ 23,931
Age of the Population 48


% of people married 50.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.2%
Median Earnings25+ $32,703
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,640


Median Family Income $57,521
% Above Poverty Level 88%
% Below Poverty Level 12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $991
Median House Value $138,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.1%
US/American 0.4%
English 10.3%
Irish 14.3%

Port Orange Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles S of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida
County Volusia
Metro Area Daytona Beach
Standard Zip Codes 32127, 32128, 32129
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32123
Phone Area Codes 386
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.138
Longitude -80.995

Port Orange Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.5 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 21.1 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
Distance 36.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Port Orange, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Allandale (32123)

Wilbur By Sea (32127)

Wilbur by the Sea (32127)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Daytona Beach 61,913 $39,633
Daytona Beach Shores 4,278 $57,111
Holly Hill 11,680 $32,485
New Smyrna Beach 22,993 $61,379
Ponce Inlet 3,053 $76,744
South Daytona 12,265 $41,447
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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