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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population60,315
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens24.2%
Employed Population 16+26,208
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married49.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.2%
Median Earnings25+$33,316
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,390
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,630

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,318
% Above Poverty Level85.1%
% Below Poverty Level14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,112
Median House Value$153,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35%
Irish10.8%
English8.4%
Italian8.3%
French Except Basque3.1%
Polish3%
Scottish1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Canadian1%
Swedish1%
Welsh0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Russian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Czech0.5%
Arab0.5%
Greek0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
African0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Haitian0.1%
German0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Port Orange Almanac

CategoryValue
County Volusia County
Standard Zip Codes32128, 32129, 32127
P.O. Box Zip Codes32123
Phone Area Codes386
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude29.1
Approximate Longitude-81.07

Port Orange 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
Distance4.5 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
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp45 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip57 inches
StationTITUSVILLE
Distance36.3 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 Beach65,339$42,408
Daytona Beach Shores4,393$66,964
Holly Hill11,922$42,146
New Smyrna Beach25,103$68,199
Ponce Inlet3,148$86,719
South Daytona12,597$43,295

Port Orange Hospitals

Halifax Health Medical Center- Port Orange
(Government - District/authority)
1041 Dunlawton Ave
(386) 254-4000

Port Orange Public Schools

Port Orange Elementary School
402 Dunlawton Ave
ZIP: 32127
(386) 756-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Spruce Creek Elementary School
642 Taylor Rd
ZIP: 32127
(386) 322-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 729
Spruce Creek High School
801 Taylor Rd
ZIP: 32127
(386) 756-7200
High
Total Enrollment 2623
Sweetwater Elementary School
5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd
ZIP: 32127
(386) 322-7530
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
Creekside Middle School
6801 Airport Rd
ZIP: 32128
(386) 304-5500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1177
Cypress Creek Elementary School
6100 S Williamson Blvd
ZIP: 32128
(386) 322-5162
Primary
Total Enrollment 787
Atlantic High School
1250 Reed Canal Rd
ZIP: 32129
(386) 322-5600
High
Total Enrollment 1030
Elearning East
1250 Reed Canal Rd
ZIP: 32129
(386) 506-0013
High
Total Enrollment 55
Horizon Elementary School
4751 Hidden Lake Dr
ZIP: 32129
(386) 756-7150
Primary
Total Enrollment 709
Silver Sands Middle School
1300 Herbert St
ZIP: 32129
(386) 322-7550
Middle
Total Enrollment 1162
Sugar Mill Elementary School
1101 Charles St
ZIP: 32129
(386) 756-7130
Primary
Total Enrollment 637

Port Orange Private Schools

Wise Independent Private School System
250 Poinciana Ave
ZIP: 32127
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
Tlc Kids Care
1835 Taylor Rd
ZIP: 32128
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Montessori School Of Port Orange
3749 S Nova Rd
ZIP: 32129
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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