Orange City, Florida

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Orange City, Florida
City
City of Orange City
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
Coordinates: 28°55′34″N 81°17′13″W / 28.92611°N 81.28694°W / 28.92611; -81.28694Coordinates: 28°55′34″N 81°17′13″W / 28.92611°N 81.28694°W / 28.92611; -81.28694[1]
Country United States
State Florida
County Volusia
Incorporated 1882
Government
 • Type Council–manager
 • Mayor Tom Laputka
 • City manager Jamie Croteau
Area
 • Total 7.2 sq mi (19 km2)
 • Land 7.1 sq mi (18 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[2] 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 10,599
 • Density 1,497.9/sq mi (578.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s) 32763
Area code(s) 386
FIPS code 12-51825[3]
GNIS feature ID 0288188[2]
Website www.ourorangecity.com

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, FL metropolitan statistical area, which was home to 590,289 people in 2010.

Geography[edit]

Orange City is located at 28°56′29″N 81°17′34″W / 28.941273°N 81.292722°W / 28.941273; -81.292722.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.6 km2). 7.1 square miles (18.3 km2) of it is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2) of it, or 1.31%, is water.[4]

Historic places[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

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%
Est. 2014 11,056 [5] 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

In the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,604 people, 3,062 households, and 1,904 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,091.4 inhabitants per square mile (421.5/km²). There are 3,685 housing units at an average density of 609.0 per square mile (235.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.97% White, 3.66% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.41% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 5.13% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,062 households out of which 19.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% are married couples living together, 9.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% are non-families. 32.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.12 and the average family size is 2.63.

In the city the population is spread out with 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 49 years. For every 100 females there are 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.9 males.

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

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates a post office at 260 N Industrial Dr, Orange City, FL.

Fire department[edit]

The Orange City Fire Department (OFD), established in 1890, is a combination department (volunteer and paid). The OFD consists of two fire stations, 67 and 68. Station 67 is located at 215 N. Holly Ave. Station 67 is also the main station with administration housed. Station 68 is located at the South end water plant across the street from the target. This is a secured facility and non accessible for the public. The OFD was recently awarded a class 2 ISO rating, first and only in Volusia County. The Orange City Fire Department is contracted to provide fire services to the city of Debary (Station 33). All engines and the Rescue are ALS supplied and staffed with paramedics. Below is a list of the units.

Station 67: Engine 67 (2003 E-One) Ladder 67 (1996 E-One) Brush Attack 67 (Old Deuce and a half) Battalion 67 Engine 168 reserve (1994 E-One) 1937 Fire truck recently refurb. (Engine 67 is normally staffed with 2 full-time personnel, supplemented with volunteers. All units except for the Battalion are cross manned).

Station 68: Engine 68 (2010 Ferrara) Rescue 68 (Type 1 Ford Ambulance Non-transport) (Engine 68 is normally staffed with 2 full-time personnel, supplemented with volunteers.) (Rescue 68 is staffed with 2 personnel from 7:00 to 19:00 7 days a week, known as the peak load unit.)

Administration units: Chief 67 (Fire Chief) Chief 68 (Deputy Fire Chief) FM 67 (Fire Marshal) Service 67 (Administration vehicle)

Station 33: Engine 33 (2001 Peirce) Tender 33 (2010 Ferrara) Brush Attack 33 (Old Deuce and a half) Support 33 (Station 33 is manned 24/7 with 3 personnel, supplemented with volunteers. All units except for the support truck are cross manned).

Public transportation[edit]

Orange City is served by the #20, #21, #22, & #23 routes operated by Volusia County Public Transit System (VOTRAN).[7]

Education[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Manatee Cove Elementary School
  • Orange City Elementary School

Middle schools[edit]

  • River Springs Middle School

High schools[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

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