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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, DeLand is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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.
A relatively large number of people in DeLand telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.05% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
DeLand is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in DeLand enrolled in college, DeLand has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
The percentage of people in DeLand who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.83% of adults in DeLand 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.