Volusia County, FL

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Population

538,692

1.76% growth

Median Age

46.3


Median Household Income

$46,901

3.38% growth

Poverty Rate

16.1%


Number of Employees

225,997

3.35% growth

Median Property Value

$173,300

6.52% growth

About

In 2017, Volusia County, FL had a population of 539k people with a median age of 46.3 and a median household income of $46,901. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Volusia County, FL grew from 529,364 to 538,692, a 1.76% increase and its median household income grew from $45,366 to $46,901, a 3.38% increase.

The population of Volusia County, FL is 71.6% White Alone, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.6% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Volusia County, FL speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Volusia County, FL are Daytona State College (4,169 degrees awarded in 2016), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide (3,168 degrees), and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach (1,190 degrees).

The median property value in Volusia County, FL is $173,300, and the homeownership rate is 69.8%. Most people in Volusia County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Volusia County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Volusia County, FL employs 226k people. The largest industries in Volusia County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,731 people), Retail Trade (29,977 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (23,504 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,493), Finance & Insurance ($48,108), and Utilities ($42,779).

Median household income in Volusia County, FL is $46,901. Males in Volusia County, FL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,343. The income inequality in Volusia County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,901

2017 value

± $1,895

3.38%

1 Year Growth

± 5.61%

Households in Volusia County, FL have a median annual income of $46,901, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,366 in 2016, which represents a 3.38% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,114

Average Male Salary

± $840

$45,343

Average Female Salary

± $594

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,204 ± $3,403

  2. Alaska Native

    $49,633 ± $34,468

  3. White

    $49,322 ± $566

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Volusia County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.474

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 826.06

  2. Census Tract 832.08

  3. Census Tract 903.06

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Volusia County, FL was Census Tract 826.06 with a value of $72,893, followed by Census Tract 832.08 and Census Tract 903.06, with respective values of $70,682 and $68,873.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Volusia County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Volusia County, FL (81.7k out of 509k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    59,239 ± 1,916

  2. Hispanic

    15,404 ± 1,004

  3. Black

    14,852 ± 1,009

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Volusia County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

226k

2017 Value

± 8,704

3.35%

1 Year growth

± 5.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Volusia County, FL grew at a rate of 3.35%, from 219k employees to 226k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Volusia County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,697 people), Sales & Related Occupations (29,151 people), and Management Occupations (20,703 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Volusia County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Volusia County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,697 people), Sales & Related Occupations (29,151 people), and Management Occupations (20,703 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Volusia County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.52 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.39 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Volusia County, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,449), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,694), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,489).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

226k

2017 Value

± 8,704

3.35%

1 Year growth

± 5.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Volusia County, FL grew at a rate of 3.35%, from 219k employees to 226k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Volusia County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,731 people), Retail Trade (29,977 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (23,504 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Volusia County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Volusia County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Volusia County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,731 people), Retail Trade (29,977 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (23,504 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Volusia County, FL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.46 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.36 times), and Construction (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Volusia County, FL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,493), Finance & Insurance ($48,108), and Utilities ($42,779).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.2% of the population of Volusia County, FL has health coverage, with 36.8% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 17.9% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 2.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Volusia County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Volusia County, FL see 1415 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.212% decrease from the previous year (1418 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2135 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 834 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,415 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Volusia County, FL see an average of 1,415 patients per year. This represents a 0.212% decrease from the previous year (1,418 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Volusia County, FL in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.8%

Uninsured

36.8%

Employer Coverage

17.2%

Medicaid

17.9%

Medicare

14.9%

Non-Group

2.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Volusia County, FL declined by 3.13% from 11.2% to 10.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Volusia County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Volusia County, FL is home to a population of 539k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.2% of Volusia County, FL residents were born outside of the country (38.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Volusia County, FL is composed of 386k White Alone residents (71.6%), 74.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.8%), 57.2k Black or African American Alone residents (10.6%), 9.85k Asian Alone residents (1.83%), 8.88k Two or More Races residents (1.65%), 1.3k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.242%), 1.24k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.231%), and 83 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0154%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Volusia County, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Volusia County, FL was 46.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Volusia County, FL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Volusia County, FL residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

38.8k people

7.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

37.6k people

As of 2017, 7.2% of Volusia County, FL residents (38.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Volusia County, FL was 7.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    984,212 ± 23,779 people

  2. Haiti

    353,866 ± 14,481 people

  3. Colombia

    274,220 ± 12,772 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 984,212 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 353,866 and Colombia with 274,220.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Volusia County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Volusia County, FL was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    386k ± 786

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    74.6k ± 6.53k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    57.2k ± 2.05k

In 2017, there were 5.17 times more White Alone residents (386k people) in Volusia County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 74.6k Hispanic or Latino and 57.2k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Volusia County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Volusia County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Volusia County, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Volusia County, FL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    20,821 ± 1,860

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,503 ± 1,417

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    6,411 ± 1,074

Volusia County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Volusia County, FL awarded 10,744 degrees. The student population of Volusia County, FL is skewed towards men, with 25,532 male students and 16,286 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Volusia County, FL are White (6,525 and 63.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,399 and 13.6%), Hispanic or Latino (942 and 9.19%), and Unknown (690 and 6.73%).

The largest universities in Volusia County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Daytona State College (4,169 and 38.8%), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide (3,168 and 29.5%), and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach (1,190 and 11.1%).

The most popular majors in Volusia County, FL are General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology (1,926 and 17.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,810 and 16.8%), and General Business Administration & Management (711 and 6.62%).

The median tuition costs in Volusia County, FL are $23,016 for private four year colleges, and $3,071 and $11,960 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Volusia County, FL was General Business Administration & Management with 503 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Volusia County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,169 degrees awarded

  2. 3,168 degrees awarded

  3. 1,190 degrees awarded

$3,071

Median In-State Public

$23,016

Median Private

In 2016, the Volusia County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Daytona State College with 4,169 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

6,321

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,423

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 6,321 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Volusia County, FL, which is 1.43 times more than the 4,423 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Volusia County, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,525 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,399 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    942 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Volusia County, FL were to White students. These 6,525 degrees mean that there were 4.66 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,399 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Volusia County, FL was $173,300 in 2017, which is 0.796 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $162,700 to $173,300, a 6.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Volusia County, FL is 69.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Volusia County, FL have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Volusia County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,901

Median Household Income

± $1,895

218k

Number of Households

± 7,443

In 2017, the median household income of the 218k households in Volusia County, FL grew to $46,901 from the previous year's value of $45,366.

The following chart displays the households in Volusia County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$173,300

2017 Median

± $3,402

$162,700

2016 Median

± $3,676

In 2017, the median property value in Volusia County, FL grew to to $173,300 from the previous year's value of $162,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Volusia County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Volusia County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Volusia County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Volusia County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.8%

2017 Homeownership

69.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.8% of the housing units in Volusia County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Volusia County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Volusia County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Volusia County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Volusia County, FL have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Volusia County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.6%

  2. Carpooled

    8.73%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.39%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Volusia County, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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