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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  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
    B+
Port Orange is a town in Florida with a population of 60,315. Port Orange is in Volusia County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Port Orange offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Port Orange and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Port Orange are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,112
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Port Orange Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    42
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    311.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,022.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    169.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Port Orange

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,478
National
$55,322
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Port Orange Reviews

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It's a nice place to live in. It's very close to Daytona Beach, so that's a bonus. There's not much crime going on here, as far as I am affected or know of. The schools are fairly decent, I went through first grade to graduation here and the education was pretty good. There could be more to do here, because most of the entertainment is located at Daytona. Overall, I say it's safe to live here and start a family!
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Many of the residents in Port Orange grew up in this area so it still has a very small town, neighborly feel. I cannot think of a single errand I’ve ever had to run that required me to go outside the bounds of the town, everything one could need is never more than a ten minute drive. And only ten minutes from the beach!
I grew up in several cities in the Greater Daytona area, but I have never loved a community as much as I love Port Orange. This unique city blends the small-town feel with the eventful landscape of a big city. It has good job opportunities, with new companies coming to the area or opening up rather frequently. The schools are among some of the best in the area, with Spruce Creek being nationally recognized and Atlantic being at the forefront of redesigning secondary education for a 21st century economy. The community policing methods and good neighborhoods means crime is some of the lowest in the state. The City Council is responsive and in-tune with the needs of the citizens. And the City Center hosts a variety of community events throughout the year in which the entire populace seems to participate! If you're thinking of moving to the Daytona Beach area but aren't interested in the semi-scummy, 80s Spring Break vibe of Daytona, I would highly recommend looking into Port Orange.