Daytona Beach Shores is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 5,182 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Daytona Beach Shores is the 280th largest community in Florida.
Housing costs in Daytona Beach Shores are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 18.91% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another notable thing is that Daytona Beach Shores is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Daytona Beach Shores 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Daytona Beach Shores ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Daytona Beach Shores, 42.95% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Daytona Beach Shores in 2018 was $48,364, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $193,456 for a family of four. However, Daytona Beach Shores contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Daytona Beach Shores is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Daytona Beach Shores home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Daytona Beach Shores residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Daytona Beach Shores include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Swiss.
The most common language spoken in Daytona Beach Shores is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.