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Port Orange
—  City  —

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Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
Coordinates: 29°7′8″N 81°0′10″W / 29.11889°N 81.00278°W / 29.11889; -81.00278Coordinates: 29°7′8″N 81°0′10″W / 29.11889°N 81.00278°W / 29.11889; -81.00278
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Volusia
Incorporated 26 April 1867
Government
 - Type Council-Manager
 - Mayor Allen Green
 - City Manager Kenneth W. Parker
Area [1]
 - City 26.67 sq mi (69.1 km2)
 - Land 24.71 sq mi (64.0 km2)
 - Water 1.97 sq mi (5.1 km2)  7.4%
Elevation [2] 3 ft (0 m)
Population (1 July 2006)[3]
 - City 54,851
 Density 1,854.7/sq mi (716.1/km2)
 Metro 496,575
  2006 estimates
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32123, 32127-32129
Area code(s) 386
FIPS code 12-58575[4]
GNIS feature ID 0295559[5]
Website http://www.port-orange.org

Port Orange is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. In 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population as 52,793. [3] The city is part of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area; the metropolitan area's 2006 population was estimated at 496,575. Port Orange is also a principal city in the Fun Coast region of the state of Florida. [6]

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Geography

Port Orange is located at 29°7′8″N 81°0′10″W / 29.11889°N 81.00278°W / 29.11889; -81.00278 (29.118970, -81.002906)[7]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.7 mi² (69.1 km²). 24.7 mi² (64.0 km²) of it is land and 2.0 mi² (5.1 km²) of it (7.39%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 45,823 people, 19,574 households, and 13,232 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,854.7/mi² (716.0/km²). There were 21,102 housing units at an average density of 854.1/mi² (329.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.59% White, 1.58% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.51% of the population.

There were 19,574 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% 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 2.76.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,783, and the median income for a family was $44,684. Males had a median income of $32,147 versus $22,391 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,628. About 5.0% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Port Orange is characterized by a stable and successful business climate that develops, nurtures and embraces quality businesses and industries.

Recent studies show the workforce to be educated, productive and competitive with 10 percent under-employed. Seven highly ranked colleges and universities and the acclaimed Advanced Technology Center support business needs with career advancement, workforce development and research.

Education, health care and government are the area’s largest employers. Mostly small and successful manufacturing enterprises play an increasing role in the global marketplace. A new hub of medical and health care suppliers/manufacturers complements Port Orange’s new Halifax Hospital and new Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Among the numerous corporate partners that call Port Orange home are:

Education

Public primary and secondary education is handled by Volusia County Schools. Port Orange schools are considered A-rated by the state and one of the high schools, Spruce Creek High School, has made the list of one of the top 100 high schools in the nation for several years in a row.

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Elementary Schools

  • Horizon Elementary School
  • Spruce Creek Elementary School
  • Sugar Mill Elementary School
  • Cypress Creek Elementary School
  • Sweetwater Elementary School
  • Port Orange Elementary School

Middle Schools

High Schools

Colleges and Universities

Port Orange is the home of the Florida campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic, which is one of the most influential schools in the field. The campus in Port Orange was founded in 2002.

Notable residents (past and present)

References

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