B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$956
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

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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
    443
    273
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    94
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    977
    525
  • Theft
    3,392
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    218
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,382
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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DeLand is a quaint small town in West Volusia County, Florida. It has an adorable downtown area complete with restaurants, boutiques and local shops. Only 30 minutes from Daytona Beach and near the St. John’s river and two natural Springs, there are a lot of fun outdoor activities. Don’t miss the historical Stetson University located in the heart of town!
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DeLand is home to Stetson University, one of the prettiest schools in all of Florida. Aside from a homie college town, Deland offers a great number of small shops, restaurants, and entertainment. While strolling downtown make sure to stop for coffee at Boston Cofeehouse or for something sweet, Berryville Frozen Yogurt provides new delicious selections everyday!
DeLand is one of the best small towns in America. The Athens of the South is a suburban town surrounding a developed downtown built in the early 1900s. The town maintains its ancestry in historical monuments and restorations, not just with the buildings, but also historical tree societies and its integration with Stetson University just down the street. Speaking of its downtown, the main road won best main street in America in 2017. It is extremely clean and well maintained with decorations and flowers for every season. Various events and parades are common. If you want a small town devoted to community and culture, DeLand is your place.