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Overview

Introduction to Edgewater, Florida

Edgewater, Florida, in Volusia county, is 17 miles SE of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center) and 103 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Daytona Beach metropolitan area. 

Edgewater History

Edgewater was founded in 1871 by Dr. John Milton Hawks, and was originally known as Hawks Park. Dr, Hawks donated four and a half acres of land to the city. He had planned to build a library, town hall and a cemetery on this land but fell ill and died in 1910 before he could accomplish his goal. However, his wife donated funds that were used to build the library and the town hall. The name of this area was changed to Edgewater by the Florida State Legislature in 1924.

Edgewater and Nearby Attractions

  • Indian River Lagoon.
  • Smyrna Beach.
  • Turtle Mound.
  • Sugar Mill Ruins.
  • Old Fort Park.

Edgewater Activities

Edgewater has a park area spread out across 146 acres. These parks allow for a variety of activities, from swimming, fishing, picnicking and fitness trials to football, tennis, golf, racquetball, bicycling and baseball facilities. The Riverside Drive is very popular among nature lovers, walkers and bicyclists. A number of cultural activities are also organized regularly at Edgewater.

Edgewater Transportation

Daytona Beach International Airport is nearby. The city is also served by the Massey Ranch Airpark.

Edgewater Higher Education

The city is served by the Daytona Beach Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,306
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens24.9%
Employed Population 16+8,662
Age of the Population51

Families

% of people married48.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.1%
Median Earnings25+$30,525
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,292
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,512

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,650
% Above Poverty Level87.3%
% Below Poverty Level12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,005
Median House Value$129,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.5%
Irish11.9%
English11%
Italian8%
French Except Basque3.9%
Polish3.4%
Scottish2%
Dutch1.7%
Hungarian1.3%
Swedish1.1%
Canadian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Slovak0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
African0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Australian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Greek0.1%
Russian0.1%
German0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Edgewater Almanac

CategoryValue
County Volusia County
Standard Zip Codes32132, 32141
Phone Area Codes386
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.98
Approximate Longitude-80.92

Edgewater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDAYTONA BEACH INTL AP
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp47 to 70 F
Apr Temp58 to 80 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp65 to 83 F
Annual Precip49.2 inches
StationTITUSVILLE
Distance24.9 miles
Jan Temp50 to 70 F
Apr Temp60 to 81 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 83 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationDELAND 1 SSE
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp45 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Daytona Beach Shores4,351$65,033
New Smyrna Beach24,574$64,482
Oak Hill1,866$60,074
Ponce Inlet3,118$84,531
Port Orange58,780$56,673
South Daytona12,470$41,588

Edgewater Public Schools

Edgewater Public School
801 S Old County Rd
ZIP: 32132
(386) 426-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Indian River Elementary School
650 Roberts Rd
ZIP: 32141
(386) 426-7350
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
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