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 home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Daytona Beach Shores real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Daytona Beach Shores is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Daytona Beach Shores is a city of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Daytona Beach Shores who work in food service (14.52%), teaching (9.92%), and management occupations (9.29%).
Of important note, Daytona Beach Shores is also a city of artists. Daytona Beach Shores has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Daytona Beach Shores’s character.
Also of interest is that Daytona Beach Shores has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.93% 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.
One of the nice things about Daytona Beach Shores 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.
The education level of Daytona Beach Shores citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.99% 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 $34,539, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,156 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Daytona Beach Shores is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.