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De Land is a city in Volusia County, in the Deltona-Daytona Beach metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Henry DeLand, founder of Stetson University.

The latitude of De Land is 29.028N. The longitude is -81.303W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,902.


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Median household income
Local
$28,712
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our De Land demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 147. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1981 movie, "Ghost Story"
· 1998 movie, "The Waterboy"
· 1990 movie, "Days of Thunder"
Well-known residents have included:
· Chipper Jones, baseball player
Local festivals include:
  • Volusia County Fair - Nov. 1-11, 2007
  • DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - Nov. 17-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check De Land web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hontoon Island State Park, Blue Springs State Park
Popular site for skydiving
Historic sites and museums: DeLand House Museum, Deland Museum of Art, African American Museum of the Arts, Gillespie Museum of Minerals
Colleges and universities: Stetson University
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 114

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Sections below provide additional information and links about De Land demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Volusia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Daytona Beach area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 32744 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of De Land residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the De Land ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in De Land was $15,936, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of De Land residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in De Land include Downtown DeLand Historic District, Stetson University Campus Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in De Land, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $458.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $797.


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Newspapers in De Land include DeLand Beacon

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Volusia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our De Land political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for De Land workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in De Land between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in De Land include Comfort Inn.

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