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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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DeLand is a suburb of Orlando with a population of 30,315. DeLand is in Volusia County. Living in DeLand offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In DeLand there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in DeLand and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in DeLand are above average.
About DeLand...
Population
30,315

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$943
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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DeLand 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
    426
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    136
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    577
    500
  • Theft
    2,604
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    302
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in DeLand

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,902
National
$55,322
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DeLand Reviews

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We moved to DeLand several years ago and thought it was a great little town ~ loved the close access to shopping, beaches, Disney, etc. However, year after year the drug activity seems to increase at an alarming rate. More and more Section 8 housing infiltrates nice neighborhoods and ruins the property values for homeowners in those areas. I can't count the number of times my children and I have been approached by drug addicts or homeless people while downtown. It's pretty ridiculous! DeLand seems to cater to these types of people and having places like the Neighborhood Center doesn't help at all.
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I LOVE Deland. It is a wonderful downtown small business section that holds all kinds of event year-round. It is a college town with Stetson nearby and also many families. It is growing! The art shows, music festivals, Friday farmers market, Athen's Theatre, local parks and wonderful downtown restaurants. They don't have great public schools though because this is Volusia county. If your child is advanced enough though, Daytona State has great dual enrollment option. It isn't that safe outside of main street.
Beautiful old city that won “America’s Best Main Street” (or something like that!). Lovely, quaint, and funky shops and restaurants; beautiful old 1920s houses; nearby parks and springs; and located between the beach and Central Florida towns/cities like Winter Park and Orlando. Love this place!