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Volusia County Census Data

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: From 2005-2007 there were 201,000 households in Volusia County. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Families made up 62 percent of the households in Volusia County. This figure includes both married-couple families (48 percent) and other families (15 percent). Nonfamily households made up 38 percent of all households in Volusia County. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

The Types of Households in Volusia County, Florida in 2005-2007
Married-couple families
48%
Other families
15%
People living alone
30%
Other nonfamily households
7%
Percent of households

NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Eight percent of the people living in Volusia County from 2005-2007 there were foreign born. Ninety-two percent was native, including 31 percent who were born in Florida.

Among people at least five years old living in Volusia County from 2005-2007, 12 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 63 percent spoke Spanish and 37 percent spoke some other language; 37 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."

GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: From 2005-2007, 84 percent of the people at least one year old living in Volusia County were living in the same residence one year earlier; 9 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 3 percent from another county in the same state, 4 percent from another state, and 1 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Volusia County, Florida in 2005-2007
Same residence
84%
Different residence, same county
9%
Different county, same state
3%
Different state
4%
Abroad
1%
Percent of people age 1 year and over

EDUCATION: From 2005-2007, 87 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 20 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. Thirteen percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Volusia County was 111,000 from 2005-2007. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 11,000 and elementary or high school enrollment was 66,000 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 33,000.

The Educational Attainment of People in Volusia County, Florida in 2005-2007
Graduate or professional degree
7%
Bachelor's degree
13%
Associate's degree
10%
Some college, no degree
22%
High school diploma or equivalency
35%
Less than high school diploma
13%
Percent of people 25 years and over

DISABILITY: In Volusia County, among people at least five years old from 2005-2007, 18 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 6 percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to 14 percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to 38 percent of those 65 and older.

INDUSTRIES: From 2005-2007, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Volusia County were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 20 percent, and Retail trade, 13 percent.

Employment by Industry in Volusia County, Florida in 2005-2007
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining
1%
Construction
12%
Manufacturing
6%
Wholesale trade
3%
Retail trade
13%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities
5%
Information
2%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing
7%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
10%
Educational services, health care, and social assistance
20%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services
12%
Other Services (except public administration)
5%
Public administration
5%
Percent of employed people 16 years and over

OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Sales and office occupations, 29 percent; Management, professional, and related occupations, 28 percent; Service occupations, 20 percent; Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations, 13 percent; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 9 percent. Eighty-two percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 12 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 6 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty-one percent of Volusia County workers drove to work alone from 2005-2007, 10 percent carpooled, 1 percent took public transportation, and 5 percent used other means. The remaining 4 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 23.9 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in Volusia County was $41,772. Seventy percent of the households received earnings and 23 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty-nine percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $14,625. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: From 2005-2007, 13 percent of people were in poverty. Sixteen percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 9 percent of people 65 years old and over. Eight percent of all families and 25 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in Volusia County, Florida in 2005-2007
People age 65 and over
9%
Related children under 18 years
16%
All families
8%
Female householder families
25%
Percent below poverty level

POPULATION OF Volusia County: From 2005-2007, Volusia County had a total population of 494,000 - 252,000 (51 percent) females and 242,000 (49 percent) males. The median age was 42.5 years. Twenty percent of the population was under 18 years and 20 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Volusia County, Florida in 2005-2007
65 and over
20%
45 to 64
26%
25 to 44
25%
18 to 24
9%
Under 18
20%
Percent of population

For people reporting one race alone, 86 percent was White; 10 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 1 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 2 percent was Some other race. Two percent reported Two or more races. Ten percent of the people in Volusia County was Hispanic. Seventy-eight percent of the people in Volusia County was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Volusia County had a total of 242,000 housing units, 17 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 69 percent was in single-unit structures, 22 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 10 percent was mobile homes. Thirty-one percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Volusia County, Florida in 2005-2007
Single-unit structures
69%
In multi-unit structures
22%
Mobile homes
10%
Percent of housing units

OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Volusia County had 201,000 occupied housing units - 151,000 (75 percent) owner occupied and 50,000 (25 percent) renter occupied. Six percent of the households did not have telephone service and 6 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Thirty-eight percent had two vehicles and another 15 percent had three or more.

HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,261, nonmortgaged owners $402, and renters $844. Forty-three percent of owners with mortgages, 18 percent of owners without mortgages, and 54 percent of renters in Volusia County spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Volusia County, Florida in 2005-2007
Owners with mortgage
43%
Owners without mortgage
18%
Renters
54%
Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing

Social Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Average household size

2.39

(X)

2.60

+/-0.03

Average family size

2.96

(X)

3.19

+/-0.04

Population 25 years and over

351,677

+/-288

High school graduate or higher

(X)

86.6

84.0%

(X)

Bachelor's degree or higher

(X)

20.0

27.0%

(X)

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

60,458

15.3

10.4%

+/-1,695

Disability status (population 5 years and over)

83,725

18.1

15.1%

+/-2,384

Foreign born

37,414

7.6

12.5%

+/-2,452

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

103,083

51.2

52.6%

+/-2,145

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

101,087

47.3

48.5%

+/-2,289

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

54,372

11.6

19.5%

+/-2,641

Household population

480,730

+/-409

Group quarters population

(X)

(X)

(X)

(X)

Economic Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

232,026

56.8

64.7%

+/-2,442

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

23.9

(X)

25.1

+/-0.5

Median household income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

41,772

(X)

50,007

+/-743

Median family income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

52,576

(X)

60,374

+/-1,367

Per capita income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

24,031

(X)

26,178

+/-603

Families below poverty level

(X)

8.3

9.8%

(X)

Individuals below poverty level

(X)

12.6

13.3%

(X)

Housing Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total housing units

242,352

+/-202

Occupied housing units

201,368

83.1

88.4%

+/-2,133

Owner-occupied housing units

151,284

75.1

67.3%

+/-1,951

Renter-occupied housing units

50,084

24.9

32.7%

+/-1,795

Vacant housing units

40,984

16.9

11.6%

+/-2,139

Owner-occupied homes

151,284

+/-1,951

Median value (dollars)

189,900

(X)

181,800

+/-2,750

Median of selected monthly owner costs

With a mortgage (dollars)

1,261

(X)

1,427

+/-26

Not mortgaged (dollars)

402

(X)

402

+/-10

Demographic Estimates

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total population

494,198

*****

Male

241,824

48.9

49.2%

+/-163

Female

252,374

51.1

50.8%

+/-163

Median age (years)

42.5

(X)

36.4

+/-0.2

Under 5 years

26,102

5.3

6.9%

+/-77

18 years and over

396,084

80.1

75.3%

*****

65 years and over

101,280

20.5

12.5%

+/-127

One race

486,710

98.5

97.9%

+/-1,285

White

417,548

84.5

74.1%

+/-1,805

Black or African American

48,415

9.8

12.4%

+/-1,175

American Indian and Alaska Native

1,805

0.4

0.8%

+/-389

Asian

7,033

1.4

4.3%

+/-449

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

279

0.1

0.1%

+/-192

Some other race

11,630

2.4

6.2%

+/-1,893

Two or more races

7,488

1.5

2.1%

+/-1,285

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

47,953

9.7

14.7%

*****



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2007 American Community Survey

Explanation of Symbols:
'***' - The median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A statistical test is not appropriate.
'*****' - The estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
'N' - Data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
'(X)' - The value is not applicable or not available.
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