Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach metropolitan area Article

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Volusia-Flagler area
Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach
Map of Volusia-Flagler area
Location in the state of Florida
CountryUnited States
State(s) Florida
Largest city Deltona
Other cities– Palm Coast
– Daytona Beach
– Port Orange
– Ormond Beach
– DeLand
– New Smyrna Beach
– Edgewater
– Flagler Beach
– Bunnell
Area
 â€¢ Total2,003.26 sq mi (5,188.4 km2)
Highest elevation120 ft (36.58 m)
Lowest elevation0 ft (0 m)
Population (2014 est.) [1]
 â€¢ Total609,939
 â€¢ Rank 90th in the U.S.
 â€¢ Density378.67/sq mi (980.75/km2)

The Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Volusia and Flagler [2] counties in the state of Florida. As of 2013, it is the 90th largest metropolitan area in the United States, with a census-estimated population of 600,756.

Principal cities and towns

All three principal cities are located in Volusia County.

The city of Palm Coast in Flagler County is the second largest municipality in the MSA, and the City of Port Orange is larger than Ormond Beach. But neither city qualifies as a principal city.

Commerce

The Volusia/Flagler area is best known for its tourism industry, which attracts millions of visitors each year. Motorsports dominate the area, with several race track venues as magnets. The best known is Daytona International Speedway, where the headquarters of NASCAR is located. Other racing venues include New Smyrna Speedway and Volusia Speedway Park. Other motorsport events include Daytona Beach Bike Week, a massive biker rally that occurs in March, and several classic car shows.

The main natural attraction for tourists are the beaches of Volusia and Flagler counties, with Daytona Beach, Flagler Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Ormond Beach being the largest draws. Summer is usually the High Season for beach tourism in this area.

Transportation

Roads

Limited-access highways in the Volusia/Flagler area include:

Major surface highways include US 1, US 17, and US 92.

Mass transit

Public bus transportation in Volusia County is provided by VOTRAN, which connects all the major cities. Paratransit service is also offered by VOTRAN.

Commuter rail service is provided by SunRail, and the northern terminus is located in DeBary, in Volusia County.

See also

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  2. ^ Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas Archived 2016-04-08 at the Wayback Machine.. Office of Management and Budget. WhiteHouse.gov. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2015-03-14.