Daytona Beach Shores is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 4,389 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Daytona Beach Shores is the 290th largest community in Florida.
Daytona Beach Shores is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Daytona Beach Shores is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Daytona Beach Shores who work in sales jobs (14.64%), management occupations (12.25%), and food service (12.17%).
A relatively large number of people in Daytona Beach Shores telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.08% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Daytona Beach Shores’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The citizens of Daytona Beach Shores are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.00% of adults in Daytona Beach Shores have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Daytona Beach Shores in 2010 was $34,767, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,068 for a family of four. However, Daytona Beach Shores contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 German, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Daytona Beach Shores is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Other Asian languages.