Volusia County, Florida

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Volusia County, Florida
County of Volusia
Volusia County (DeLand).JPG
Volusia County courthouse in DeLand, built in 2001.
Logo of Volusia County, Florida
Location within Florida
Location within Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
FoundedDecember 29, 1854
Named forCommunity of Volusia
Largest cityDeltona
 • Total1,432.44 sq mi (3,710 km2)
 • Land1,101.03 sq mi (2,852 km2)
 • Water331.40 sq mi (858 km2), 23.14%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)517,887
 • Density449.2/sq mi (173.4/km2)
Congressional district6th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4

Volusia County is a county in the east-central part of the U.S. state of Florida. It is bordered by St. Johns River to the west and the south, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The county was founded on December 29, 1854. At the 2010 United States Census, 494,593 people lived there. It is the sole county of the DeltonaDaytona BeachOrmond Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat is DeLand, and the largest municipality is Deltona.