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 5,179 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Daytona Beach Shores is the 280th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Daytona Beach Shores is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (17.28%), management occupations (11.48%), and teaching (10.08%).
A relatively large number of people in Daytona Beach Shores telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.62% 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 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 citizens of Daytona Beach Shores are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.96% of adults in Daytona Beach Shores have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Daytona Beach Shores in 2018 was $48,589, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $194,356 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Daytona Beach Shores include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Daytona Beach Shores is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.