DeLand is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 34,851 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, DeLand is the 105th largest community in Florida.
DeLand is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, DeLand is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in DeLand who work in office and administrative support (12.68%), sales jobs (10.27%), and food service (8.90%).
Also of interest is that DeLand has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.05% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in DeLand, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, DeLand provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
In terms of college education, DeLand is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.83% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in DeLand in 2018 was $25,843, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,372 for a family of four. However, DeLand contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
DeLand is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call DeLand home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of DeLand residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. DeLand also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in DeLand include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in DeLand is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.