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Volusia County Profile

County Seat: DeLand
Nearest MSA: Daytona Beach MSA
Largest Cities: 1 Deltona
2 Daytona Beach
3 Port Orange
Miles* To:
Tallahassee ................................... 204
Orlando ................................... 40
Tampa ................................... 105
Jacksonville ................................... 97
Miami ................................... 234
Atlanta ................................... 378
Chicago ................................... 955
Dallas ................................... 955
New York ................................... 904
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
Time Zone: Eastern
Local Area Code(s): 321, 386, 407, 904
Volusia
1980: 258,762
1990: 370,737
2007: 500,413
2015(p): 561,000
2030(p): 662,700
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,251,243
20,955,900
25,340,700
Average Temperature High Low
January: 68 46
July: 90 73
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation - 53
Average Annual Rain Days - 115
(2007)
In-Migration 25,724
Out-Migration 22,310
Net-Migration 3,414
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
(2007)
Labor Force 248,026
Labor Force % of County Population 49.6
Number in County Unemployed 8,061
Unemployment Rate 3.3%
N/D = No Data Volusia Florida
(2007)
Average Annual Employment 166,260 7,945,162
Natural Resources & Mining 1.3% 1.2%
Construction 7.7% 7.5%
Manufacturing 6.1% 4.9%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 20.3% 20.9%
Information 1.8% 2.0%
Financial Activities 4.7% 6.8%
Professional & Business Services 10.2% 16.6%
Education & Health Services 17.6% 18.9%
Leisure & Hospitality 13.2% 11.8%
Other Services 3.6% 3.2%
Public administration 6.1% 5.9%
Unclassified 0.0% 0.1%

Average Annual Wage
(2007)
All Industries $32,196
Construction $34,851
Education & Health Services $38,403
Financial Activities $38,768
Information $39,177
Leisure & Hospitality $16,697
Manufacturing $39,344
Natural Resources & Mining $17,051
Other Services $29,117
Professional & Business Services $33,947
Public administration $40,713
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $28,046
Unclassified $25,469
Volusia Florida
2004 $27,175 $32,618
2005 $28,329 $34,798
2006 $29,615 $36,720
Major Private Sector Employers

Volusia County School Board
Business Line: School Board
Number of Employees - 8,998

Halifax Staffing
Business Line: Medical
Number of Employees - 6,330

Publix Supermarkets
Business Line: Grocery
Number of Employees - 2,798

Wal-Mart
Business Line: Retail
Number of Employees - 2,206

Vision HR Inc.
Business Line: Management Services
Number of Employees - 1,667

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Business Line: University
Number of Employees - 1,513

Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial
Business Line: Medical
Number of Employees - 1,403

Daytona Beach Community College
Business Line: Community College
Number of Employees - 1,334

Winn Dixie Stores Inc
Business Line: Grocery
Number of Employees - 1,290

Federal Interstates I-4, I-95
Federal Highways US-1, US-17, US-40, US-92
State Highways
Railroads CSX, FL East Coast Railway, Amtrak
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commerical Airline Service: Daytona Beach International Airport
# Runways 3
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 10500
General Aviation Airports Deland Municipal Airport; Ormond Municipal Airport; New Smyrna Municipal

Local Deep Water Port Canaveral Port Authority
Miles to Closest Port 72
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem Millage Rates:
Government 4.7034
Schools 7.4670
Special 0.4503
Total 12.6207

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Yes
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 0.50
Federal Enterprise Zone No
State Enterprise Zone EZ-6401, EZ-6402
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Electric Companies:
  • Florida Power & Light
  • Progress Energy
  • City of New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission
  • Clay Electric Cooperative

  • Natural Gas Companies:
  • Florida Public Utilities
  • TECO People's Gas

  • Telephone Companies:
  • KMC Telecom
  • BellSouth
  • AT&T
  • Actel
  • East Florida Communications

  • Water & Sewer Companies:
  • Municipal Governments
  • Florida Water Services Corporation
  • North Peninsula Utilities Corporation
  • Plantation Bay Utilities
  • Tymber Creek Utilities


  • Exisiting Industrial Zoned Land Yes
    Number of Acres 2,422
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 0

    Industrial Parks Yes
    Number of Acres 2,500
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 0

    Foreign Trade Zones Yes
    Zone Number(s) 198
    Public
    Schools
    Teachers Enrollments
    Elementary: 47 1,743 29,562
    Secondary: 20 1,709 35,008
    Totals: 67 3,452 64,570

    Private Schools Available: Yes
    POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:

    Colleges/Universities:
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
  • Stetson University
  • Bethune Cookman College
  • University Central Florida Daytona

  • Junior/Community Colleges:
  • Daytona Beach Community College
  • Keiser College

  • Vocational/Technical Schools:
  • Phoenix East Aviation
  • American Motorcycle Institute
  • Advanced Technology Center
  • Florida Technical College

  • Other Schools:
  • Palmer College of Chiropratic Florida

  • Cost of Living
    Price Level Index, (2007)
    Florida State Average = 100
    Sample
    Total 89.45
    Food 99.55
    Housing 88.22
    Medical Care 93.18
    Personal Goods and Services 97.98
    Transportation 97.74
    Medical Services:
  • Bert Fish Memorial Center - New Smyrna Beach
  • Florida Hospital - Deland
  • Florida Hospital Fish Memorial - Orange City
  • Florida Hospital- Oceanside
  • Florida Hospital- Ormond Memorial
  • Halifax Medical Center - Daytona Beach

  • Recreational Opportunities:
  • 16 Museums & Art Galleries
  • 30 Golf Courses, 5500 Acres of Parks
  • 47 Miles of Beach
  • 9 Historical Museums & Natural History Centers
  • Daytona International Speedway
  • Home to Halifax, Tomoka , Indian & St. Johns Rivers
  • Several Performing Arts Organizations
  • Skydive DeLand

  • Historical Points Of Interest:
  • Canal Street/Flagler Avenue Historic District
  • Daytona USA - History of NASCAR
  • DeBary Hall Historic Site
  • DeLeon Springs Museum
  • Halifax Historical Socitey Museum
  • Pioneer Settlement - Barberville
  • Ponce de Leon Lighthouse
  • Sugar Mill Ruins at New Smyrna Beach

  • Cultural Events/Festivals:
  • Florida International Festival
  • Judged Art Festivals Throughout the County
  • Summer Home of London Symphony Orchestra
  • Volusia County Fair
  • Website Design by Colony One