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<p><p>Promoting the 2020 U.S. Census in February.</p></p><p>BEACON PHOTO/MARSHA MCLAUGHLIN</p>
Promoting the 2020 U.S. Census in February. BEACON PHOTO/MARSHA MCLAUGHLIN

Volusia County added nearly 59,000 new residents over the past decade, according to the 2020 census. That growth represents an 11.9-percent increase.

Volusia’s total population is now 553,543, as compared to 494,593 in 2010, making the county the 11th most populous, containing 2.6 percent of the total population of Florida.

Density has accordingly also risen, with 503 persons per square mile, which is nearly a hundred people above the state average.

One of the fastest-growing areas in Volusia is in southeast DeLand, which includes the neighborhood of Victoria Park. That single census tract has doubled in the past 10 years, adding more than 4,000 new residents.

Deltona remains the largest city in Volusia County, with a total of 93,692 residents.

Demographically, Volusia has added a significant number of residents who identify as Hispanic or Latino, with this group jumping to 15 percent of the population, as compared to 6.5 percent in 2000.

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