Daytona Beach, FL
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Daytona Beach is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 64,736 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Daytona Beach is the 40th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Daytona Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Daytona Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Daytona Beach is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Daytona Beach who work in sales jobs (15.84%), office and administrative support (14.14%), and food service (9.40%).

Daytona Beach is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Daytona Beach enrolled in college, Daytona Beach has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Daytona Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In terms of college education, Daytona Beach is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.64% of adults 25 and older in Daytona Beach have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Daytona Beach in 2010 was $19,909, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,636 for a family of four. Daytona Beach also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.65% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Daytona Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Daytona Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Daytona Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Daytona Beach include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Daytona Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.