Orange City, Florida
Orange City, Florida
|City of Orange City|
The Heart of Southwest Volusia
Latitude and Longitude:
|• Mayor||Gary A. Blair|
|• City manager||Dale Arrington|
|• Total||7.91 sq mi (20.48 km2)|
|• Land||7.81 sq mi (20.22 km2)|
|• Water||0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)|
|Elevation||30 ft (9 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,579.59/sq mi (609.90/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 ( Eastern)|
|• Summer ( DST)||UTC-4 ( EDT)|
|FIPS code||12-51825 |
|GNIS feature ID||0288188 |
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 .
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) are land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2) or 1.31%, is covered by water. 
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 for which the town was named. 
Orange City received the "highest award that the world can give" for its water at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. John D. Rockefeller, Sr., had Orange City Mineral Springs water sent to him wherever he traveled, and even used it for bathing. 
Sites on the National Register of Historic Places in Orange City include:
- Dickinson Memorial Library and Park
- Louis P. Thursby House
- Orange City Colored School
- Orange City Historic District
- Orange City Town Hall
- Seth French House
- 1876 Heritage Inn
|U.S. Decennial Census |
In the census  of 2000, 6,604 people, 3,062 households, and 1,904 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,091.4 inhabitants per square mile (421.5/km2). The 3,685 housing units averaged 609.0 per square mile (235.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.97% White, 3.66% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 1.47% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. About 5.13% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 3,062 households, 19.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were not families. Around 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.63.
In the city, the population was distributed as 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,883, and for a family was $34,003. Males had a median income of $29,817 versus $21,034 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,318. About 9.9% of the population and 7.1% of families were below the poverty line. Of the total population, 15.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
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, and 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 (five) and one at-large. 
The Orange City Fire Department, established in 1890, is a combination department (volunteer and paid). The department consists of two fire stations; station 67, located at 215 N. Holly Ave, is also the main station where administration is housed. Station 68 is located at the south-end water plant. This is a secured facility and not accessible for the public. The department 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.
- Manatee Cove Elementary School
- Orange City Elementary School
- River Springs Middle School
- Herbert L. Becker, magician who performed under the name Kardeen
- Danny Kelley, American stock-car racing driver
- Gaylord DuBois, author of the novel The Lone Ranger
- Gar Samuelson, former drummer for heavy metal band Megadeth
- Tom Laputka, former football player for Ottawa Rough Riders and Edmonton Eskimos, former mayor of Orange City
- Harry W. Davis, a former mayor of Orange City, took his own life on February 14, 1932, following financial troubles just two months after his marriage, at age 27. 
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- "Former Orange City Mayor is Suicide". The Orlando Sentinel. Associated Press. February 14, 1932 – via Newspaper.com.
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