Orange City (Florida)
historical town hall
|County and state location|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Volusia County|
|Time zone :||Atlantic Standard Time ( UTC − 4 )|
|Residents :||10,599 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||666.6 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||15.9 km 2 (approx. 6 mi 2 )|
|Height :||10 m|
|Postcodes :||32763, 32774|
|Area code :||+1 386|
|GNIS ID :||0288188|
|Mayor :||Gary Blair|
The town was first settled in 1874 and the town itself was finally founded on July 18, 1882. The name of the town is derived from the large orange plantations in the area.
The city received its first rail connection in 1886 when the Jacksonville, Tampa & Key West Railway was extended from Jacksonville via Palatka to Sanford . After several sales and restructuring, the route finally came into the possession of CSX Transportation in 1986 .
According to the 2010 census, the then 10,599 inhabitants were distributed over 5,917 households. The population density was 666.6 inh / km². 85.7% of the population identified themselves as whites, 6.5% as African American , 0.4% as Indians and 1.5% as Asian Americans . 3.6% said they belonged to another ethnic group and 2.2% to several ethnic groups. 16.9% of the population was Hispanic or Latino .
In 2010 children under the age of 18 lived in 23.1% of all households and persons aged 65 or over lived in 43.6% of all households. 56.1% of the households were family households (consisting of married couples with or without offspring or one parent with offspring). The average household size was 2.11 people and the average family size was 2.75 people.
20.3% of the population were younger than 20 years old, 21.7% were 20 to 39 years old, 22.7% were 40 to 59 years old, and 35.3% were at least 60 years old. The mean age was 48 years. 45.1% of the population were male and 54.9% were female.
The median annual income was $ 30,712, with 20.3% of the population living below the poverty line.
The following properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places :
- Dickinson Memorial Library and Park
- Seth French House
- Orange City Colored School
- Orange City Historic District
- Orange City Town Hall
- Louis P. Thursby House
There are a few parks near Orange City like Hontoon Island, Lower Wekiva River Preserve, and Blue Spring State Park. The St. Johns River, Florida's longest river, which forms Lake Monroe south of Orange City, has its source in the latter. The parks are widely used for recreational activities such as kayaking, diving, hiking and camping.
- Website of the city (Engl.)
- Orange City Town History. Retrieved September 4, 2015 .
- Gregg Turner: A Short History of Florida Railroads. Arcadia Publishing , Mount Pleasant 2014, ISBN 978-1-439642-54-2
- Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 . United States Census Bureau . Retrieved May 13, 2013.
- Language distribution 2000 . Modern Language Association . Retrieved May 13, 2013.
- FLORIDA - Volusia County. National Register of Historic Places , accessed June 12, 2015 .