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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,127
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens27.4%
Employed Population 16+4,152
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married39.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.8%
Median Earnings25+$25,216
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,014
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,073

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,678
% Above Poverty Level81.1%
% Below Poverty Level18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone38.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,011
Median House Value$79,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.5%
Irish10.9%
English8.6%
Italian5.5%
Polish4.4%
French Except Basque3%
Scottish1.1%
Welsh1.1%
Canadian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Portuguese0.6%
Russian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Czech0.5%
Jamaican0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Greek0.2%
German0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
African0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Orange City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Volusia County
Standard Zip Codes32763
P.O. Box Zip Codes32774
Phone Area Codes386
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.93
Approximate Longitude-81.29

Orange City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDELAND 1 SSE
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp45 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip57 inches
StationLISBON
Distance29.9 miles
Jan Temp45 to 68 F
Apr Temp57 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationCRESCENT CITY
Distance35.7 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp59 to 81 F
Jul Temp74 to 92 F
Oct Temp65 to 83 F
Annual Precip49.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Deltona87,387$48,015
Lake Helen2,678$53,950
Lake Mary15,478$107,588
Winter Springs34,439$78,510

Orange City Hospitals

Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
(Non-profit)
1055 Saxon Blvd
(386) 851-5000

Orange City Public Schools

Elearning West
1000 W Rhode Island Ave
ZIP: 32763
(386) 575-4076
High
Total Enrollment 31
Manatee Cove Elementary School
734 W Ohio Ave
ZIP: 32763
(386) 775-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 766
Orange City Elementary School
555 E University Ave
ZIP: 32763
(386) 775-5215
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
River Springs Middle School
900 W Ohio Ave
ZIP: 32763
(386) 456-5346
Middle
Total Enrollment 1329
University High School
1000 W Rhode Island Ave
ZIP: 32763
(386) 968-0013
High
Total Enrollment 2865
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