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Time Zone: Volusia County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of De Land is the Seat for Volusia County.

Volusia County was founded December 29, 1854 and was created by taking area from OrangeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Volusia had a population of 495,890 people. This is an increase of 11.85% since the last Census (which gave a population of 443,343 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Volusia represented 2.77% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010494,593+11.56%-0.26% since 2009
2009495,890+11.85%-0.29% since 2008
2008497,344+12.18%-0.29% since 2007
2007498,769+12.5% 
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2000443,343The Last Census

More information can be found on the Volusia County Census Page for Volusia County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Volusia County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Volusia County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Deltona   83,53169,54320.11% increase  
Daytona Beach   63,79564,1120.49% decrease  
Port Orange   54,55545,82319.06% increase  
Ormond Beach   37,82536,3014.2% increase  
De Land   27,25720,90430.39% increase  

Websites for Volusia County

Official Website:   www.volusia.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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