Port Orange, Florida

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Port of the Evergreen Seas
—  City  —
Port Orange City Hall

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Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
Coordinates: 29°7′8″N 81°0′10″W / 29.11889°N 81.00278°W / 29.11889; -81.00278Coordinates: 29°7′8″N 81°0′10″W / 29.11889°N 81.00278°W / 29.11889; -81.00278
Country United States
State Florida
County Volusia
Incorporated26 April 1867
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorAllen Green
 • City ManagerKenneth W. Parker
Area
 • City28.7 sq mi (74.3 km2)
 • Land26.6 sq mi (69.0 km2)
 • Water2.0 sq mi (5.3 km2)  7.1%
Elevation3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010)
 • City56,048
 • Density2,000/sq mi (750/km2)
 • Metro494,593
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code32123, 32127-32129
Area code(s)386
FIPS code12-58575[1]
GNIS feature ID0295559[2]
Websitehttp://www.port-orange.org
 
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Port of the Evergreen Seas
—  City  —
Port Orange City Hall

Logo
Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
Coordinates: 29°7′8″N 81°0′10″W / 29.11889°N 81.00278°W / 29.11889; -81.00278Coordinates: 29°7′8″N 81°0′10″W / 29.11889°N 81.00278°W / 29.11889; -81.00278
Country United States
State Florida
County Volusia
Incorporated26 April 1867
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorAllen Green
 • City ManagerKenneth W. Parker
Area
 • City28.7 sq mi (74.3 km2)
 • Land26.6 sq mi (69.0 km2)
 • Water2.0 sq mi (5.3 km2)  7.1%
Elevation3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010)
 • City56,048
 • Density2,000/sq mi (750/km2)
 • Metro494,593
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code32123, 32127-32129
Area code(s)386
FIPS code12-58575[1]
GNIS feature ID0295559[2]
Websitehttp://www.port-orange.org

Port Orange is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The city's population was 56,048 at the 2010 census.[3] The city is part of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area; the metropolitan area's population in 2010 was 494,593. Port Orange is a principal city in the Fun Coast region of the state of Florida.

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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)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.7 square miles (74.3 km2). 26.6 square miles (69.0 km2) of it is land and 2.0 square miles (5.3 km2) of it (7.09%) is water.[5]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 56,048 people, 24,841 households, and 15,44 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.

Economy

Recent studies show the workforce to be educated, productive and competitive, with 10 percent under-employed. Seven colleges and universities and the Advanced Technology Center support business needs with career advancement, workforce development and research.[citation needed]

Education, health care and government are the area’s largest employment sectors.[citation needed]

One of the larger businesses in Port Orange is Thompson Pump and Manufacturing.

Education

Public primary and secondary education is handled by Volusia County Schools. Port Orange schools are A-rated by the state, and one of the high schools, Spruce Creek High School, has made the list of one of the top 100 high schools in the nation for several years in a row.

Elementary schools

Middle schools

High schools

Colleges and universities

Port Orange is the home of the Florida campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic. The campus in Port Orange was founded in 2002.

Notable residents (past and present)

Wildlife gallery

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