November 2019 | Deltona Means Business

Howland and Catalina

Volusia County Commuting Patterns

Labor Shed Analysis

Labor Shed studies and analysis provide economic development partners, including existing and prospective employers, a valuable tool which helps us to understand the labor market locally. It assists economic developers in making informed decisions regarding expansion and site selection. Labor Shed studies may also help us in gathering details on the potential impact on the environment, socially or even economical incidents.

Working and Living

The majority of Volusia County workers blend into the Health Care/Social Service category (17.5%) and the Retail market (14.4%) Whereas 14.9% of workers actually living in Volusia County are employed in the Health Care/Social Services niche and 14% in Retail trade. What do these numbers really tell us? A very detailed examination of the commuting patterns for the County of Volusia shows us that there is a net outflow of -41,914 workers. That means that 48.1% of workers who reside in Volusia county are employed in other counties throughout the state. Beginning with Orange County at 26,630 workers followed by Seminole County at 21,566 workers and Duval County with 6,478 Volusia County residents working there. This is the 20th lowest outflow ranking among Florida counties. In contrast, there are 55,039 Volusia County workers whom reside outside of the county.

Veterans and Civilians

There are over 50,000 Veterans residing within Volusia County and a 69.4% owner-occupied housing rate. This shows us that the majority of Volusia County home-owners actually live in the homes which they own. Volusia county has an estimated population of 547,538 residents and as of August 2019 a Civilian labor force of 52%, that’s 257,950 Volusia County residents who are willing and able to get to work. The average travel time for the commuters to get to work is 25 minutes.

Jobs and Labor

There are over 12,603 employer establishments in Volusia County and total employment of 143,888. This proves a 3.7% unemployment rate. The work area profile shows a total number of primary jobs in Volusia County as 159,608. Most workers are between the ages of 30-54 (51.1%) followed by 55 and older at 26.6% and 29 or younger at 22.3%. That 35,591 jobs for the worker of age 29 or younger. Although 23.7% of job earnings are under $1,250 per month, the majority of earnings are between $1,251 and $3,333 per month and 33.4% of jobs by earnings at over $3,333 per month. Lead again by Health Care/Social Assistance, Retail and Accommodation/Food Services.

Inflow & Outflow

There are almost 97,000 external jobs filled by residents, 50,000 of them between the ages of 30 & 54. But the internal jobs, filled by outside workers is 55,039. Internal jobs filled by residents is a whopping 104,569.

Volusia County Workforce

Volusia County’s workforce is strong, dedicated, educated and ready to get to work. Many residents have been forced to work outside of the county. Deltona in specific is different, because we are changing. We are growing, exponentially and this expansive growth has gained the attention of people from all around the world. The growth of the Medical Arts Districts in Deltona as well as Retail development, Residential development and a 1.4 million square foot Amazon Fulfillment Center is encouraging residents who would rather work within the city they live. Deltona’s residents stand above the rest with much to look forward to. It truly is “A City on the Move”

Basketball Camp

Deltona Parks and Recreation Presents:

Holiday Hoops

Basketball Camp at Wes Crile


This is great for Families over the first Holiday break. 🦃
Holiday Hoops Basketball Camp at Wes Crile Park 🏀
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Follow this link to see a full list of Deltona’s parks: Deltona parks Directory

Join the staff of Deltona Parks & Recreation for a Holiday Hoops Basketball Camp over Thanksgiving break at Wes Crile Park. The camp is for boys and girls, ages 6 to 13 and will be from 9 a.m. to noon, daily.
Nov. 25-27, in the Wes Crile Gymnasium, 1537 Norbert Terrace.

Cost is $25 per child, cash or check only accepted at Wes Crile or in the Deltona Parks & Recreation Office at City Hall, 2345 Providence Boulevard. Participants are asked to bring a water bottle and an extra shirt. For more information, email
or call (386) 878-8940

Deltona Community Gardens and the Navigators

Deltona Community Gardens and The Navigators, Troop #213

Deltona Community Gardens, located at 675 Elgrove Drive in Deltona, received a wonderful gift from “The Navigators” Troop #213, USA Chapter 231 -A custom made picnic table! Crafted and constructed by the troop and their leaders. The Navigators operate as a troop that learns the fundamentals of living, perhaps considered a little non-conventional the youth are learning valuable lessons which will provide a fundamental station for the entirety of their lives. Learning how to build, grow, teach and explore the world and their imaginations.

Deltona Community Gardens provides a place…

..a place for students, residents, visitors and families to grow and enjoy their very own gardens. The time a family may spend outdoors, working a garden is invaluable and it’s this time together which will be remembered the most. Starting a garden, planting the seeds and nurturing it gives us the benefit of organic food. Not only may you enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden to enjoy at home but you can grow plants and flowers to enhance the beauty and aroma of your surroundings.

Have you been to Deltona Community Gardens? Founded in 2016, Deltona Community Gardens is located at 675 Elgrove Drive Next to Vann Park.

The Quality of Life

Deltona’s Quality of Life

  • 9 public nature parks
  • 3 paved cycling trails
  • 668 conservation acres

Deltona is truly in the heart of Central Florida, located in the hub of some of the best entertainment Florida has to offer. Orlando is less than an hour away with Disney, Universal, Seaworld and more. Countless museums, parks, restaurants and shopping centers are available for your hearts content.

Only 28 miles from Daytona Beach, the “Festival Capital of Florida” with world renowned events such as Bike Week, Biketober Fest and the Halifax Art Festival. Deltona is rich in history and surrounded by historical sites such as DeLeon Springs State park, and the Sugarmill Ruins.

Arts and Culture

The amphitheater at the Deltona Regional Library hosts concerts throughout the year and is fun for the whole Family.

Veterans Memorial Park and Museum is a popular and well-maintained museum which hold hundreds of historical items from America’s war history including firearms, swords, telescopes and other soldierly items.

One of the most fascinating and exciting attractions for both young and old in the Kennedy Space Center, located at Cape Canaveral only about 55 miles away. Watch the actual shuttle launches (you can also see the shuttle launch from Deltona) enjoy simulations, tours, IMAX films and everything astronaut and space.


Cycling trails, nature trails and 22 beautiful parks are located in Deltona and our nature preserves are full of life. The Lyonia Nature Preserve, located next to the Deltona Regional Library is well known for it’s wildlife abundance. The Florida Scrub Jay. The 2.1 mile circuit at Lyonia Wildlife Preserve reaches the highest summit in Volusia County and allows visitors to view Florida’s ancient scrub habitat. The attached environmental center at The Lyonia Preserve features Deltona’s Regional Library which features hands-on displays, exhibition space, environmental classrooms and a nature based gift shop.

You’ll find another natural gem at Green Springs park. Covering over 36 acres and featuring one of Florida’s rare green sulfur springs which ranges itself in beautiful shades of greens, jades and turquoise seasons. Green Springs park also has 4 well-maintained trails to hike featuring scenic overlooks, a playground and fun picnic pavilions.

Sanford, only 10 miles down the road, showcases The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Garden. A 116 acre piece of adventure.

Sports and Recreation

There are many parks in Deltona. One of the most popular parks is Dewey O’ Boster Sports Complex. Home to a footbal field, soccer fields, a stage and a very large and accessible playground for children and adults alike. During games and special events, such as the annual Spooktacular, you’ll find a variety of concession stands to indulge upon. The premier soccer fields at Dewey O’ Boster Sports Complex are a favorite training ground for many teams, including international tema from the Bolton Wanderers FC (England) and Club Estudiantes de La Plata (Brasil) as well as Major League Soccer Club, the Philadelphia Union.

Lake Butler Recreation Complex is run by the Deltona Parks and Recreation Department and hosts a 15, 350 sqft cement street course skate park, basketball court, playground and pavilion.

Wes Crile Park is Deltona’s most popular park with an active gymnasium, walking trails, ball fields, basketball courts and “Splash Pad” for those hot days.

Follow this link to see a full list of Deltona’s parks: Deltona Parks Directory


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