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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,686
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens29%
Employed Population 16+16,099
Age of the Population51

Families

% of people married50.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.2%
Median Earnings25+$31,979
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,364
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,398

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,377
% Above Poverty Level89.7%
% Below Poverty Level10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone31%
Median Gross Rent$997
Median House Value$169,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.5%
Irish14.4%
English12%
Italian9.6%
Polish3.1%
French Except Basque3%
Scottish2.6%
Canadian1.1%
Russian1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Portuguese0.7%
Greek0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Arab0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
German0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Dutch0.1%
West Indian0.1%
US/American0.1%
African0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Ormond Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Volusia County
Standard Zip Codes32174, 32176
P.O. Box Zip Codes32173, 32175
Phone Area Codes386
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude29.28
Approximate Longitude-81.06

Ormond Beach 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
Distance7.1 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
StationDELAND 1 SSE
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp45 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip57 inches
StationTITUSVILLE
Distance47.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Daytona Beach64,105$41,656
Daytona Beach Shores4,351$65,033
Flagler Beach4,784$65,000
Holly Hill11,839$35,927
Port Orange58,780$56,673
South Daytona12,470$41,588

Ormond Beach Hospitals

Florida Hospital Oceanside
(Non-profit)
264 S Atlantic Ave
(386) 231-3909

Ormond Beach Public Schools

Ormond Beach Elementary School
100 Corbin Ave
ZIP: 32174
(386) 676-5325
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Ormond Beach Middle School
151 Domicilio Ave
ZIP: 32174
(386) 676-1250
Middle
Total Enrollment 1048
Pace Center For Girls
208 Central Ave
ZIP: 32174
(386) 944-1111
Other
Total Enrollment 52
Pathways Elementary School
2100 Airport Rd
ZIP: 32174
(386) 676-5360
Primary
Total Enrollment 714
Pine Trail Elementary School
300 Airport Rd
ZIP: 32174
(386) 676-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 716
Tomoka Elementary School
999 Old Tomoka Rd
ZIP: 32174
(386) 258-4676
Primary
Total Enrollment 765
Osceola Elementary School
100 Osceola Ave
ZIP: 32176
(386) 676-1230
Primary
Total Enrollment 437

Ormond Beach Private Schools

Calvary Christian Academy
1687 W Granada Blvd
ZIP: 32174
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 292
Esformes Hebrew Academy
1079 W Granada Blvd
ZIP: 32174
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Grace Academy
1060 W Granada Blvd Ste A
ZIP: 32174
Elementary
Total Enrollment 91
Temple Beth-el School
579 N Nova Rd
ZIP: 32174
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
The Childrens House
55 N Washington St
ZIP: 32174
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
St Brendan Catholic School
1000 Ocean Shore Blvd
ZIP: 32176
Elementary
Total Enrollment 166
St James Episcopal School
38 S Halifax Dr
ZIP: 32176
Elementary
Total Enrollment 178
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Historic Ormond Beach

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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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