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Orange City, Florida
City of Orange City
Orange City Town Hall
Orange City Town Hall
Official seal of Orange City, Florida
Seal
Nickname(s): 
The Heart of Southwest Volusia
Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
Country United States
State Florida
County Volusia
Incorporated 1882
Government
 • Type Council–manager
Area
 • Total 7.92 sq mi (20.50 km2)
 • Land 7.82 sq mi (20.25 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
Elevation
30 ft (9 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 12,632
 • Density 1,615.97/sq mi (623.93/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
32763
Area code(s) 386
FIPS code 12-51825
GNIS feature ID 0288188

Orange City is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 10,599. It is a part of the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach metropolitan area, which was home to 590,289 people in 2010.

Geography

Orange City is located at 28°56′29″N 81°17′34″W / 28.941273°N 81.292722°W / 28.941273; -81.292722.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.6 km2), of which 7.1 square miles (18.3 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2) or 1.31%, is water.

Historic places

Sites on the National Register of Historic Places in Orange City include:

  • Dickinson Memorial Library and Park
  • Louis P. Thursby House
  • Orange City Colored School
  • Orange City Historic District
  • Orange City Town Hall
  • Seth French House
  • 1876 Heritage Inn

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 365
1910 490 34.2%
1920 497 1.4%
1930 572 15.1%
1940 489 −14.5%
1950 797 63.0%
1960 1,598 100.5%
1970 1,777 11.2%
1980 2,795 57.3%
1990 5,347 91.3%
2000 6,604 23.5%
2010 10,599 60.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

In the census of 2000, 6,604 people, 3,062 households, and 1,904 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,091.4 inhabitants per square mile (421.5/km2). The 3,685 housing units averaged 609.0 per square mile (235.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.97% White, 3.66% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 1.47% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. About 5.13% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 3,062 households, 19.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were not families. Around 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.63.

In the city, the population was distributed as 17.5% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 31.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,883, and for a family was $34,003. Males had a median income of $29,817 versus $21,034 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,318. About 9.9% of the population and 7.1% of families were below the poverty line. Of the total population, 15.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Education

Elementary schools

  • Manatee Cove Elementary School
  • Orange City Elementary School
  • Clover Elementary School

Middle schools

  • River Springs Middle School

High schools

  • University High School

Notable people

  • Herbert L. Becker, magician who performed under the name Kardeen
  • Harry W. Davis, a former mayor of Orange City, took his own life on February 14, 1932, following financial troubles just two months after his marriage, at age 27
  • Gaylord DuBois, author of the novel The Lone Ranger
  • Danny Kelley, American stock-car racing driver
  • Tom Laputka, former football player for Ottawa Rough Riders and Edmonton Eskimos, former mayor of Orange City
  • Gar Samuelson, former drummer for heavy metal band Megadeth
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