South Daytona, FL
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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 12,584 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in South Daytona who work in office and administrative support (17.46%), sales jobs (16.94%), and management occupations (7.44%).

One of the nice things about South Daytona 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 percentage of adults in South Daytona with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.35% of adults in South Daytona have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in South Daytona in 2010 was $20,600, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,400 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 German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in South Daytona is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hungarian.