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 4,614 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Daytona Beach Shores is the 290th largest community in Florida.
Housing costs in Daytona Beach Shores are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Unlike some cities, Daytona Beach Shores isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Daytona Beach Shores are a mix 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 teaching (11.24%), office and administrative support (9.64%), 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.26% 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.
Another notable thing is that Daytona Beach Shores is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Daytona Beach Shores’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much 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.
Daytona Beach Shores is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.00% of adults in Daytona Beach Shores have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Daytona Beach Shores in 2018 was $48,303, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $193,212 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Daytona Beach Shores include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Daytona Beach Shores is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.