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Port Orange, Florida
City
Port Orange City Hall
Port Orange City Hall
Flag of Port Orange, Florida
Flag
Official seal of Port Orange, Florida
Seal
Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Volusia
Incorporated 26 April 1867
Area
 • City 28.7 sq mi (74.3 km2)
 • Land 26.6 sq mi (69.0 km2)
 • Water 2.0 sq mi (5.3 km2)  7.1%
Elevation 3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 56,048
 • Density 1,953.8/sq mi (754.3/km2)
 • Metro 494,593
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32123, 32127-32129
Area code(s) 386
FIPS code 12-58575
GNIS feature ID 0295559
Website http://www.port-orange.org

Port Orange is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The city's estimated population was 57,203 in 2013. The city is part of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area; the metropolitan area's population in 2010 was 590,289. Port Orange is a principal city in the Fun Coast region of the state of Florida.

Port Orange was settled by John Milton Hawks, who brought freed blacks to work at his sawmill after the U.S. Civil War. Esther Hawks established an integrated school in the area. The colony struggled soon after its creation and most colonists left. The area that became known as Freemanville is a legacy of the settlers who stayed in the area.

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). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.7 square miles (74.3 km2), of which 26.6 square miles (69.0 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.3 km2) (7.09%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 380
1930 678 78.4%
1940 662 −2.4%
1950 1,201 81.4%
1960 1,801 50.0%
1970 3,781 109.9%
1980 18,756 396.1%
1990 35,317 88.3%
2000 45,823 29.7%
2010 56,048 22.3%
Est. 2015 59,866 6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 56,048 people, 24,841 households, and 1,544 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,102.3 per square mile . There were 27,972 housing units at an average density of 1,049.2 per square mile (329.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.3% White, 3.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,572.

Public transportation

Port Orange is served by several bus routes operated by VOTRAN. The #4 & #17 offer Sunday and night service.


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