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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Volusia County is located in Florida with a population of 518,660. Living in Volusia County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Volusia County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Volusia County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Volusia County are above average.
Population
518,660

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$972
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Volusia County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    389.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    65.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    569.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,854.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    270.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Volusia County Reviews

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Volusia County is quite diverse, both by ethnicity and by availability of work, education and personal interest opportunities.

The natural resources of our County offer various outdoor recreational experiences including bike riding, canoeing, and fishing along the great St. John's River, skydiving at Deland Airport, and swimming and sunbathing at the " World's Most Famous Beach", Daytona, among others.

Downtown Deland hosts a multitude of quaint shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

We are home to a variety of bike/auto events, including the Daytona 500 and Daytona Bike Week. There is truly something for everyone in Volusia County in every aspect and every arena.
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I live in volusia county, I feel that everything is nearby, or within a decent drive. The cost of lviing is higher than some places but that is to be expected in a state that profits solely off of tourism. I'm not a huge fan of the public school system, but my kids are growing more intelligent with every passing day, so they are doing something right.
I would like to see better investments in k-12 education. The county is affordable to live in, but it would be enriching for the economy to have more businesses.