Orange City, Florida

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Orange City, Florida
City of Orange City
Orange City Town Hall
Official seal of Orange City, Florida
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]
CountryUnited States
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorGary A. Blair
 • City managerDale Arrington
 • Total7.54 sq mi (19.53 km2)
 • Land7.44 sq mi (19.28 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
Elevation30 ft (9 m)
 • Total10,599
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,532.04/sq mi (591.54/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s)386
FIPS code12-51825[4]
GNIS feature ID0288188[3]

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.


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), of which 7.1 square miles (18.3 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2) or 1.31%, is water.[6]


Orange City was incorporated as a city in 1882. The city was named for the thousands of acres of orange groves in and around the city. Twelve years later, the Great Freeze wiped out the orange groves that the town was named for.[7]

Orange City received the "highest award that the world can give" for its water at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The famous John D. Rockefeller, Sr. had Orange City Mineral Springs water sent to him wherever he traveled, and even used it for bathing.[7]

Historic places[edit]

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


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201611,403[5]7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

In the census[4] 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 Drive.


The City of Orange City has a Council–manager government. The City Council is composed of a Mayor and six Council Members who serve overlapping four-year terms. The City Council serves as the elected legislative and governing body responsible for establishing policies, adopting an annual budget, adopting local laws and Ordinances; as well as hiring and overseeing the City manager, City attorney, and Municipal clerk. The Mayor and Council Members are elected by voters Citywide and must reside within the corporate limits of Orange City. Council Members run for office by District Numbers 1 – 5, and one "At Large".[9]

Fire Department[edit]

The Orange City Fire Department (OCFD), established in 1890, is a combination department (volunteer and paid). The OCFD 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 Target. This is a secured facility and not accessible for the public. The OCFD 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, Florida (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 (2016 Pierce) Ladder 67 (1996 E-One) Brush Attack 67 (Old Deuce and a half) Battalion 67 Engine 267 reserve (2003 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 (2017 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 (2015 Pierce) 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).[10]


Elementary schools[edit]

  • Manatee Cove Elementary School
  • Orange City Elementary School

Middle schools[edit]

  • River Springs Middle School

High schools[edit]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 7, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Orange City city, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
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  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
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  10. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Former Orange City Mayor is Suicide". The Orlando Sentinel. Associated Press. February 14, 1932 – via

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