South Daytona 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 12,865 people and four constituent neighborhoods, South Daytona is the 178th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, South Daytona is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, South Daytona is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in South Daytona who work in sales jobs (12.61%), food service (12.11%), and office and administrative support (10.69%).
South Daytona 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 percentage of adults in South Daytona who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.08% of the adults in South Daytona have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in South Daytona in 2018 was $25,213, 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 $100,852 for a family of four. However, South Daytona contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
South Daytona is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Daytona home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Daytona residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in South Daytona include Irish, English, German, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in South Daytona is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.