Volusia County, Florida

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Volusia County
County of Volusia
Volusia County courthouse in DeLand, built in 2001.
Volusia County courthouse in DeLand, built in 2001.
Official logo of Volusia County
Logo
Map of Florida highlighting Volusia County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 29°04′N 81°08′W / 29.07°N 81.14°W / 29.07; -81.14
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedDecember 29, 1854
Named forCommunity of Volusia
SeatDeLand
Largest cityDeltona
Area
 • Total1,432.44 sq mi (3,710.0 km2)
 • Land1,101.03 sq mi (2,851.7 km2)
 • Water331.40 sq mi (858.3 km2)  23.14%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
517,887
 • Density449.2/sq mi (173.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district6th
Websitewww.volusia.org

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.