DeLeon Springs, Florida

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De Leon Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,358 at the 2000 census. One of Florida's state parks, De Leon Springs State Park, is located in De Leon Springs, as is the Strawn Historic Citrus Packing House District. De Leon Springs, Florida is the home of Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles outspoken Christian left fielder, Luke Scott.

Geography

De Leon Springs is located at 29°7′13″N 81°21′11″W / 29.12028°N 81.35306°W / 29.12028; -81.35306 (29.120268, -81.352988)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.8 km² (2.6 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,358 people, 727 households, and 569 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 346.2/km² (896.2/mi²). There were 765 housing units at an average density of 112.3/km² (290.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 66.67% White, 6.87% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 23.41% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 38.08% of the population.

There were 727 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.24 and the average family size was 3.59.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $27,422, and the median income for a family was $34,643. Males had a median income of $25,424 versus $15,547 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,280. About 14.5% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.1% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

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