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Deltona is a city in the U.S. state of Florida and the most populous city in Volusia County. It is located on the northern shore of Lake Monroe along the St. Johns River in central Florida. The city is part of the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is grouped with the larger Orlando-Lakeland-Deltona, Florida Combined Statistical Area.
The city, previously known as Deltona Lakes, was originally established as a planned residential community, and was master-planned and developed by the General Development Corporation and the Mackle Brothers. Since its opening in 1962, the community rapidly grew from a small subdivision to becoming one of largest cities in Central Florida by the end of the 20th century.
As of the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 85,182 people residing within the city. As of 2010, there were 34,089 households out of which 11.3% were vacant. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.