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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Daytona Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (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.
A lot of people in Daytona Beach take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Daytona Beach, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The citizens of Daytona Beach are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.10% of adults in Daytona Beach having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.