Ormond Beach, Florida
Overview
Ormond Beach is a city in Volusia County
Volusia County, Florida
Volusia County is a county located in the state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau 2010 official county's population was 494,593 . Its county seat is DeLand, and its most populous city is currently Deltona....

, Florida
Florida
Florida is a state in the southeastern United States, located on the nation's Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of 18,801,310 as measured by the 2010 census, it...

, United States. The population was 36,301 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 37,929. Ormond Beach is the northern neighbor of Daytona Beach and is home to Tomoka State Park
Tomoka State Park
Tomoka State Park is an Florida State Park located along the Tomoka River, three miles north of Ormond Beach on North Beach Street.-Fauna:...

.
Ormond Beach was once within the domain of the Timucuan Indians
Indigenous peoples of the Americas
The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, their descendants and other ethnic groups who are identified with those peoples. Indigenous peoples are known in Canada as Aboriginal peoples, and in the United States as Native Americans...

. Their local fortified village was called Nocoroco, believed to have been located at the site of Tomoka State Park
Tomoka State Park
Tomoka State Park is an Florida State Park located along the Tomoka River, three miles north of Ormond Beach on North Beach Street.-Fauna:...

.
Encyclopedia
Ormond Beach is a city in Volusia County
Volusia County, Florida
Volusia County is a county located in the state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau 2010 official county's population was 494,593 . Its county seat is DeLand, and its most populous city is currently Deltona....

, Florida
Florida
Florida is a state in the southeastern United States, located on the nation's Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of 18,801,310 as measured by the 2010 census, it...

, United States. The population was 36,301 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 37,929. Ormond Beach is the northern neighbor of Daytona Beach and is home to Tomoka State Park
Tomoka State Park
Tomoka State Park is an Florida State Park located along the Tomoka River, three miles north of Ormond Beach on North Beach Street.-Fauna:...

.

History

Ormond Beach was once within the domain of the Timucuan Indians
Indigenous peoples of the Americas
The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, their descendants and other ethnic groups who are identified with those peoples. Indigenous peoples are known in Canada as Aboriginal peoples, and in the United States as Native Americans...

. Their local fortified village was called Nocoroco, believed to have been located at the site of Tomoka State Park
Tomoka State Park
Tomoka State Park is an Florida State Park located along the Tomoka River, three miles north of Ormond Beach on North Beach Street.-Fauna:...

. But war
War
War is a state of organized, armed, and often prolonged conflict carried on between states, nations, or other parties typified by extreme aggression, social disruption, and usually high mortality. War should be understood as an actual, intentional and widespread armed conflict between political...

 and disease
Disease
A disease is an abnormal condition affecting the body of an organism. It is often construed to be a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs. It may be caused by external factors, such as infectious disease, or it may be caused by internal dysfunctions, such as autoimmune...

 would decimate the tribe. The city is named for James Ormond I, an Anglo-Irish-Scotch sea captain commissioned by King Ferdinand VII of Spain to bring Franciscan
Franciscan
Most Franciscans are members of Roman Catholic religious orders founded by Saint Francis of Assisi. Besides Roman Catholic communities, there are also Old Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, ecumenical and Non-denominational Franciscan communities....

 settlers to this part of Florida. Ormond had served Britain
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was the formal name of the United Kingdom during the period when what is now the Republic of Ireland formed a part of it....

 and Spain in the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars
The Napoleonic Wars were a series of wars declared against Napoleon's French Empire by opposing coalitions that ran from 1803 to 1815. As a continuation of the wars sparked by the French Revolution of 1789, they revolutionised European armies and played out on an unprecedented scale, mainly due to...

 as a ship captain, and was rewarded for his services to Spain by King Ferdinand VII. Ormond later worked for the Scottish Indian trade
Scottish Indian trade
The trans-Atlantic trade in deerskins was a significant commercial activity in Colonial America that was greatly influenced, and at least partially dominated, by Scottish traders and their firms. This trade, primarily in deerskins but also in beaver and other animal pelts, was carried on with...

 company of Panton, Leslie & Company
Panton, Leslie & Company
Panton, Leslie & Company was a company of Scottish merchants active in trading in the Bahamas and with the Indians of what is now the Southeastern United States during the late 18th century and early 19th century....

, and his armed brig was called the Somerset. In 1821, Florida was acquired from Spain by the United States, but hostilities during the Second Seminole War
Seminole Wars
The Seminole Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, were three conflicts in Florida between the Seminole — the collective name given to the amalgamation of various groups of native Americans and Black people who settled in Florida in the early 18th century — and the United States Army...

 delayed settlement until after 1842. In 1875, the city was founded as New Britain by inhabitants from New Britain, Connecticut
New Britain, Connecticut
New Britain is a city in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Hartford. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 71,254....

, but would be incorporated in 1880 as Ormond for its early plantation owner.

With its hard, white beach, Ormond became popular for the wealthy seeking relief from northern winters during the Floridian boom in tourism after the American Civil War
American Civil War
The American Civil War was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, 11 southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ; the other 25...

. The St. Johns & Halifax Railroad arrived in 1886, and the first bridge across the Halifax River
Halifax River
The Halifax River is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, located in northeast Volusia County, Florida. The waterway was originally known as the North Mosquito River, but was renamed after George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, during the British occupation of Florida .-Geography:The...

 was created in 1887. John Anderson and James Downing Price opened the Ormond Hotel
Ormond Hotel
The Ormond Hotel was an historic hotel in Ormond Beach, Florida, United States. It was located at 15 East Granada Boulevard.-History:Built by John Anderson and J. D. Price, the hotel opened on January 1, 1888...

 on January 1, 1888. Henry Flagler bought the hotel in 1890 and expanded it to accommodate 600 guests. It would be one in a series of Gilded Age
Gilded Age
In United States history, the Gilded Age refers to the era of rapid economic and population growth in the United States during the post–Civil War and post-Reconstruction eras of the late 19th century. The term "Gilded Age" was coined by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner in their book The Gilded...

 hotels catering to passengers aboard his Florida East Coast Railway
Florida East Coast Railway
The Florida East Coast Railway is a Class II railroad operating in the U.S. state of Florida; in the past, it has been a Class I railroad.Built primarily in the last quarter of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th century, the FEC was a project of Standard Oil principal Henry Morrison...

, which had purchased the St. Johns & Halifax Railroad. Once a well-known landmark
Landmark
This is a list of landmarks around the world.Landmarks may be split into two categories - natural phenomena and man-made features, like buildings, bridges, statues, public squares and so forth...

 which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation...

 in 1980, the hotel was razed in 1992.

One of Flagler's guests at the Ormond Hotel was his former business partner at the Standard Oil Company. John D. Rockefeller arrived in 1914, and after four seasons at the hotel bought an estate called The Casements
The Casements
The Casements is a mansion in Ormond Beach, Florida, U.S., originally constructed as a private residence in 1910 by the Reverend Harwood Huntington of New Haven, Connecticut. The name of the mansion was derived from the many casement windows incorporated into the design of the building, as it was...

. It would be Rockefeller's winter home during the latter part of his life. Sold by his heirs in 1939, it was purchased by the city in 1973, and now serves as a cultural center; it is the community's best-known historical structure.

Beginning in 1902, some of the first automobile
Automobile
An automobile, autocar, motor car or car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor...

 races were held on the compacted sand from Ormond south to Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach, Florida
Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, USA. According to 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the city has a population of 64,211. Daytona Beach is a principal city of the Deltona – Daytona Beach – Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which the census bureau estimated had...

. Pioneers in the industry, including Ransom Olds and Alexander Winton, tested their inventions. The American Automobile Association
American Automobile Association
AAA , formerly known as the American Automobile Association, is a federation of 51 independently operated motor clubs throughout North America. AAA is a not-for-profit member service organization with more than 51 million members. AAA provides services to its members such as travel, automotive,...

 brought timing equipment in 1903, and the area acquired the nickname "The Birthplace of Speed." Lee Bible
Lee Bible
Lee Bible was a garage operator and a land speed record attemptee. He was killed attempting to break the land speed record on March 13, 1929 at Ormond Beach.- Pre-record attempt :On 11 March, Briton Major Henry O. D...

 in the record-breaking, but fatal, White Triplex
White Triplex
The White Triplex was a land speed record car built for J. H. White and driven by Ray Keech. It was powered by three 27-litre Liberty aero-engines, for a total of 36 cylinders, 81 litre displacement and a claimed 1500 bhp.A wealthy American, J. H...

 was less fortunate. Driving on the beach is still permitted on some stretches. The city would be renamed Ormond Beach in 1949.

Elected

  • Ed Kelley, Mayor
  • James Stowers, City Commissioner, Zone 1
  • Troy Kent, City Commissioner, Zone 2
  • Rick Boehm, City Commissioner, Zone 3
  • Bill Partington, City Commissioner, Zone 4

Notable residents

  • Adelbert Ames
    Adelbert Ames
    Adelbert Ames was an American sailor, soldier, and politician. He served with distinction as a Union Army general during the American Civil War. As a Radical Republican and a Carpetbagger, he was military governor, Senator and civilian governor in Reconstruction-era Mississippi...

    , The last general officer of the American Civil War to die, passing away at age 97 in 1933
  • John D. Rockefeller
    John D. Rockefeller
    John Davison Rockefeller was an American oil industrialist, investor, and philanthropist. He was the founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of...

    , industrialist
  • Harry Wendelstedt
    Harry Wendelstedt
    Harry Hunter Wendelstedt, Jr. is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1966 to 1998. He umpired in the World Series in 1973, 1980, 1986, 1991 and 1995, serving as crew chief in 1980 and 1995...

    , baseball umpire
  • Paul America
    Paul America
    Paul Johnson , better known as Paul America, was a member of Andy Warhol's Warhol Superstars group who starred in one Warhol-directed film, My Hustler...

    , actor
  • Phil Dalhausser
    Phil Dalhausser
    Philip "Phil" Peter Dalhausser is an American professional beach volleyball player. He and his playing partner, Todd Rogers, are the 2007 AVP Tour champions and the reigning FIVB world champions....

    , 2008 Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball
  • Alan Gustafson, NASCAR Sprint Cup crew chief for Hendrick Motorsports
    Hendrick Motorsports
    Hendrick Motorsports , originally named All Star Racing, is a current American auto racing team created in 1984 by Rick Hendrick. The team currently competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Chevrolet Impalas...

  • Jami Goodwin, Coffee Entrepreneur

Historic places

  • Anderson-Price Memorial Library Building
    Anderson-Price Memorial Library Building
    The Anderson-Price Memorial Library Building is a historic library in Ormond Beach, Florida, United States. It is located at 42 North Beach Street. On January 26, 1984, it was added to the U.S...

  • The Casements
    The Casements
    The Casements is a mansion in Ormond Beach, Florida, U.S., originally constructed as a private residence in 1910 by the Reverend Harwood Huntington of New Haven, Connecticut. The name of the mansion was derived from the many casement windows incorporated into the design of the building, as it was...

  • Dix House
    Dix House
    The Dix House is a historic home in Ormond Beach, Florida, United States. It is located at 178 North Beach Street. On September 6, 1989, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places....

  • The Hammocks
    The Hammocks
    The Hammocks is a historic site in Ormond Beach, Florida, United States. It is located at 311 John Anderson Highway. On September 5, 1989, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.-References and external links:* at * at...

  • John Anderson Lodge
    John Anderson Lodge
    The John Anderson Lodge is an historic site in Ormond Beach, Florida, United States, built for Ormond Beach promoter John Anderson . It is located at 71 Orchard Lane. On September 6, 1989, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places....

  • Lippincott Mansion
    Lippincott Mansion
    The Lippincott Mansion is a historic site in Ormond Beach, Florida, United States. It is located at 150 South Beach Street. On February 21, 1985, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places....

  • Nocoroco
  • Ormond Hotel
    Ormond Hotel
    The Ormond Hotel was an historic hotel in Ormond Beach, Florida, United States. It was located at 15 East Granada Boulevard.-History:Built by John Anderson and J. D. Price, the hotel opened on January 1, 1888...

  • Ormond Yacht Club
    Ormond Yacht Club
    The Ormond Yacht Club is a historic site in Ormond Beach, Florida, United States. It is located at 63 North Beach Street. On April 19, 2005, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.-References and external links:* at...

  • The Porches
    The Porches
    The Porches is a historic site in Ormond Beach, Florida, United States. It is located at 176 South Beach Street. On October 6, 1988, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.-References and external links:* at * at...

  • Rowallan
    Rowallan
    Rowallan is a historic site in Ormond Beach, Florida, United States. It is located at 253 John Anderson Highway. On October 6, 1988, it was added to the U.S...

  • Talahloka
    Talahloka
    Talahloka is a historic site in Ormond Beach, Florida, United States. It is located at 19 Orchard Lane. On September 6, 1989, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.-References and external links:* at * at...

  • Ormond Tomb, State Park

Parks and gardens

  • Bulow Creek State Park
    Bulow Creek State Park
    Bulow Creek State Park is a Florida State Park located five miles north of Ormond Beach. It is on Old Dixie Highway , next to the Atlantic Ocean...

  • Highbridge (County) Park
  • Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens
  • North Peninsula State Park
    North Peninsula State Park
    North Peninsula State Park is a Florida State Park, located north of Ormond-By-The-Sea and east of the Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, off A1A.-References and external links:* at...

  • Tomoka State Park
    Tomoka State Park
    Tomoka State Park is an Florida State Park located along the Tomoka River, three miles north of Ormond Beach on North Beach Street.-Fauna:...


Geography

Ormond Beach is located at 29.286405°N 81.074882°W (29.286405, -81.074882).

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the city has a total area of 29.1 square miles (75.4 km²). 25.8 square miles (66.8 km²) of it is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²) of it (11.42%) is water. Drained by the Tomoka River, Ormond Beach is located on the Halifax River lagoon
Lagoon
A lagoon is a body of shallow sea water or brackish water separated from the sea by some form of barrier. The EU's habitat directive defines lagoons as "expanses of shallow coastal salt water, of varying salinity or water volume, wholly or partially separated from the sea by sand banks or shingle,...

 and Atlantic Ocean.

Demographics

As of the census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

of 2000, there were 36,301 people, 15,629 households, and 10,533 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
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 was 1,409.8 inhabitants per square mile (544.3/km2). There were 17,258 housing units at an average density of 670.2 per square mile (258.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.28% White, 2.75% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.44% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.20% of the population.

There were 15,629 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples
Marriage
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 27.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,364, and the median income for a family was $52,496. Males had a median income of $38,598 versus $26,452 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the city was $26,364. About 4.2% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Newspapers

  • Daytona Beach News-Journal
    Daytona Beach News-Journal
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal is a Florida daily newspaper serving Volusia and Flagler counties.It grew from the Halifax Journal which was started in 1883. The Davidson family purchased the newspaper in 1928 and retained control until bankruptcy in 2009. In 1986, The Morning Journal and Evening...

    - Online edition of daily newspaper covering the greater Daytona Beach area.
  • Hometown News - Community newspaper in print on Fridays and every day on the Internet.

Business

Ormond Beach is an active commercial and residential market in the dynamic Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach MSA. Manufacturers enjoy a healthy business climate and engage in global marketing.

Ormond Beach Business Park and Airpark, a foreign trade zone, is home to 29 companies that provide more than 2,000 jobs. Industrial and business sites are available.

Recent studies show the workforce to be educated, productive and competitive with 10 percent underemployed. Seven highly ranked colleges and universities and the acclaimed Advanced Technology Center support business needs with career advancement, workforce development and research. Education, health care and government are the area’s largest employers.

Among the corporations that call Ormond Beach home are:
  • CAPO (eye care products)
  • Command Medical Products, Inc.(medical)
  • Costa Del Mar
    Costa Del Mar
    Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of high-end polarized sunglasses for use in sports such as fishing, sailing, and surfing. It was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida...

     Headquarters (eye care products)
  • Florida Hospital Oceanside
  • Florida Production Engineering (automotive)
  • Hawaiian Tropic
    Hawaiian Tropic
    Hawaiian Tropic is a brand of suntan lotion sold around the world, but more widely available in the United States.The Company was founded by Ron Rice in 1969. It was the largest private manufacturer of sun care products in the United States until being acquired in May 2007 by Playtex Products, Inc...

     - Tanning Research Laboratories (skin care products)
  • Homac Manufacturing Company (electronics)
  • Hudson Technologies
    Hudson Technologies
    Hudson Technologies is a US manufacturer of deep and shallow drawn metal enclosures, also called cans or cases. Deep drawing is a sheet metal forming process.In 1982, a century-old metal-forming pressing machine, one of the earliest manufactured by the E.W...

     (deep draw manufacturer)
  • Microflex Inc.
    Microflex Inc.
    Microflex Inc. is an international corporation manufacturing flexible metal products based in Ormond Beach, Florida and supplying a wide range of industries, with customers including NASA. It was founded in 1975 by Josif and Gjorgjija 'George' Atanasoski....

  • US Food Service (distributor)
  • Vital Aire (health care)
  • HoleShot Performance Wheels (Drag-racing wheels)

Shopping

  • Ormond Mall
  • Ormond Town Square
  • River Gate Shopping Center
  • South Forty Shopping Center
  • The Trails Shopping Center
  • Wal-Mart Super Center

External links

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