Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach metropolitan area
|Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach|
Location in the state of Florida
– Palm Coast|
– Daytona Beach
– Port Orange
– Ormond Beach
– New Smyrna Beach
– Flagler Beach
|• Total||2,003.26 sq mi (5,188.4 km2)|
|Highest elevation||120 ft (36.58 m)|
|Lowest elevation||0 ft (0 m)|
|Population (2014 est.)|
|• Rank||90th in the U.S.|
|• Density||378.67/sq mi (980.75/km2)|
The Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Volusia and Flagler counties in the state of Florida. As of 2013, it is the 90th largest metropolitan area in the United States, with a census-estimated population of 600,756.
Principal cities and towns
All three principal cities are located in Volusia County.
The Volusia/Flagler area is best known for its tourism industry, which attracts millions of visitors each year. Motorsports dominate the area, with several race track venues as magnets. The best known is Daytona International Speedway, where the headquarters of NASCAR is located. Other racing venues include New Smyrna Speedway and Volusia Speedway Park. Other motorsport events include Daytona Beach Bike Week, a massive biker rally that occurs in March, and several classic car shows.
The main natural attraction for tourists are the beaches of Volusia and Flagler counties, with Daytona Beach, Flagler Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Ormond Beach being the largest draws. Summer is usually the High Season for beach tourism in this area.
Limited-access highways in the Volusia/Flagler area include:
- Interstate 95, the main highway through the area, connects with Jacksonville to the north and Miami to the south.
- Interstate 4, which has its eastern terminus at I-95 in Daytona Beach, travels west to connect with Orlando and the Walt Disney World Resort.
Public bus transportation in Volusia County is provided by VOTRAN, which connects all the major cities. Paratransit service is also offered by VOTRAN.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
- Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas. Office of Management and Budget. WhiteHouse.gov. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2015-03-14.