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 69,186 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Daytona Beach is the 40th largest community in Florida.
Daytona Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.11%), office and administrative support (12.53%), and food service (9.95%).
One of the nice things about Daytona Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Many people in Daytona Beach take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Daytona Beach citizens for affordable transportation.
The education level of Daytona Beach citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.10% of adults in Daytona Beach have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Daytona Beach in 2018 was $24,360, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,440 for a family of four. However, Daytona Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Daytona Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.