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County Listing for: Volusia County Florida

 

Facts for: Volusia County Florida
Volusia County is a county located in the state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 496,575 [1]. Although Daytona Beach is Volusia County's best-known city, its county seat is DeLand6, and its largest city is Deltona. Volusia County is the sole county of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is the 101st-largest metro area by population in the United States as of the 2004 Census estimate. It also makes up the northeast end of the I-4 Corridor. Volusia County was created in 1854. It was named for the port of Volusia along the St. John's River on the county's western side. The origins of the word "Volusia" are unclear, though there are many theories. On the morning of February 2, 2007, Volusia County was devastated by a series of early morning tornadoes, although there were no deaths in Volusia County. Florida governor Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency.[1] Damage estimates exceeded $4 million. [2] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,432 square miles (3,710 km²), of which, 1,103 square miles (2,857 km²) of it is land and 329 square miles (853 km²) of it is water, much of it in the Atlantic Ocean. The total area is 22.98% water. Volusia County is bordered on the west by the St. Johns River, and by the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Roughly the size of Rhode Island, Volusia is situated 50 miles northeast of Orlando, 60 miles north of the Kennedy Space Center, and 89 miles south of Jacksonville. Volusia County is the sole county in the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the census² of 2000, there were 443,343 people, 184,723 households, and 120,069 families residing in the county. The population density was 402 people per square mile (155/km²). There were 211,938 housing units at an average density of 192 per square mile (74/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.11% White, 9.29% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.82% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 6.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 184,723 households out of which 24.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.40% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.00% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.82. In the county the population was spread out with 20.30% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 22.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $35,219, and the median income for a family was $41,767. Males had a median income of $30,573 versus $22,471 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,664. About 7.90% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

 

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