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Overview

Introduction to De Land, Florida

De Land, Florida, in Volusia county, is 9 miles N of Deltona, Florida (center to center) and 92 miles S of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is included in the Daytona Beach metropolitan area.

De Land History

Previously, this area was known as Persimmon Hollow because of the wild persimmon trees that grow around the spring. In 1876, Henry A. DeLand founded this town. He envisioned this area as a citrus, agricultural and tourism center. The city was incorporated in 1882 and became a county seat in 1887. De Land was the first city in Florida that had electricity. Later in 1883, Henry A. DeLand also established DeLand Academy, which is the first private college of Florida.

De Land and Nearby Attractions

  • Chief Master at Arms House.
  • Alexander Haynes House.
  • Downtown DeLand Historic District.
  • Volusia County Fair and Expo Center.
  • DeLand Hall.
  • Volusia Speedway Park.

Things To Do In De Land

The city of De Land features several recreational activities such as basketball courts, swimming, fishing, hiking and football fields. The city also offers a number of dining options and shopping areas. You can also enjoy the natural beauty of the various fresh water springs of De Land.

De Land Transportation

The city is served by the Daytona Beach International Airport.

De Land Higher Education

The city is served by Stetson University.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

De Land Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Deltona, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles S of Jacksonville, Florida
County Volusia
Metro Area Daytona Beach
Standard Zip Codes 32720, 32724
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32721, 32722
Phone Area Codes 386
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.028
Longitude -81.303

De Land 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 DELAND 1 SSE
Distance 1.1 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 CRESCENT CITY
Distance 30.4 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
Station TITUSVILLE
Distance 39.5 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
Deltona 86,418 $46,162
Lake Helen 2,643 $53,684
Orange City 11,023 $44,118
Pierson 1,466 $36,078

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

De Land Hospitals

FLORIDA HOSPITAL DELAND
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
701 W PLYMOUTH AVE
(386) 943-4772
Emergency Service: Yes

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De Land High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

DELAND HIGH SCHOOL
800 NORTH HILL AVENUE
386-822-6500
Serves 2,894 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE
P.O. BOX 2118
386-734-7190
Serves 143 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4

EUCLID AVENUE LEARNING CENTER
409 W EUCLID AVENUE
386-822-6680
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 114 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

BOSTON AVENUE SCHOOL
340 N BOSTON AVENUE
386-822-6640
A Special Education School
Serves 63 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.7

TEEN PARENT - WEST
491 S ADELLE AVENUE
386-822-6785
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 23 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.7

De Land Colleges

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School of Technology and Hall of Science (John B. Stetson University) c1904.

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School of Technology and Hall of Science (John B. Stetson University) c1904.

John B. Stetson University School of Technology & Hall of Science between 1900 and 1910

Chaudoin Hall (John B. Stetson University) between 1900 and 1906

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