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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.

People

Total Population 57,858
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 24.4%
Employed Population 16+ 23,573
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 49.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.1%
Median Earnings25+ $32,418
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,045
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,098

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,154
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.7%
Median Gross Rent $986
Median House Value $134,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 9.6%
Irish 13%

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

Port Orange Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles S of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida
County Volusia
Metro Area Daytona Beach
Standard Zip Codes 32127, 32128, 32129
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32123
Phone Area Codes 386
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.138
Longitude -80.995

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)

Station DAYTONA BEACH INTL AP
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 70 F
Apr Temp 58 to 80 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 65 to 83 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
Station DELAND 1 SSE
Distance 21.1 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 TITUSVILLE
Distance 36.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Port Orange, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Allandale (32123)

Wilbur By Sea (32127)

Wilbur by the Sea (32127)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Daytona Beach 62,726 $40,100
Daytona Beach Shores 4,294 $56,343
Holly Hill 11,726 $31,786
New Smyrna Beach 23,356 $62,705
Ponce Inlet 3,086 $83,107
South Daytona 12,343 $42,019

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

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801 TAYLOR ROAD
386-756-7200
Serves 2,585 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

ATLANTIC HIGH SCHOOL
1250 REED CANAL ROAD
386-322-5600
Serves 1,544 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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1250 REED CANAL ROAD
386-322-6102
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 102 students.

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