Daytona Beach, Florida

Volusia County


Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County in the U.S. state of Florida with 61 005 inhabitants ( 2010).


Daytona Beach is adjacent to the cities of Ormond Beach, Holy Hill, South Daytona and Port Orange. The city is located around 20 km north-east of DeLand and about 80 km northeast of Orlando.


Daytona Beach is named after its founder, Matthias Day, was established in 1876. 1926, the cities " Daytona ", " Daytona Beach " and " Seabreeze " to " Daytona Beach " were merged.


According to the 2010 census, the then 61 005 inhabitants distributed to 33,920 households. The population density was 401.3 inh. / Km ². 57.8 % of the population were white, 35.4% African American, 0.4% Native American and 2.3% Asian Americans. 1.8% were members of other ethnic groups and 2.3% in different ethnic groups. 6.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino.

In 2010, children under the age of 18 and 29.8 % of all households lived in 19.6 % of all households with persons at least 65 years. 46.5 % of households were family households (consisting of married couples with or without offspring or a parent with offspring ). The average size of a household was 2.05 persons and the average family size is 2.79 people.

21.4% of the population were younger than 20 years, 28.7 % were 20-39 years old, 25.0 % were 40-59 years old and 24.7% were at least 60 years old. The median age was 40 years. 50.0 % of the population were male and 50.0 % female.

The average annual income was $ 29,533, while 29.0 % of the population lived below the poverty line.

In 2000, English was the mother tongue of 90.37 % of the population spoke Spanish 4.02% and 5.61% had a different mother tongue.


Daytona is known for the Daytona International Speedway, which consists of an oval with three banked turns and a road racing course in the interior. In the former, NASCAR travels inter alia, the Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400, on the latter is discharged with involvement of banked turns and a chicane in the 24- hour race at Daytona. The Superbikes run the Daytona 200 there. Most racing events take place from January to March.


Daytona Beach is known for its 37 -kilometer-long beach, which must be traveled by car and motorcycle at a slow speed ( cruising ). In good weather, the beach becomes a fairground. Here you will find then many stalls, surfers, kite surfers, beach sailing and more. The city is among tourists mainly known for two major events: Spring Break, the exuberant celebration of American students and Bike Week, one of the largest Harley -Davidson meeting. In addition, there is a second large gathering of Harley riders, namely as a counterpart to the Munich Oktoberfest designed Biketoberfest.

There are also the so-called annual Turkey Race, a meeting of classic cars and hot rods in November, in which thousands of vehicles are expected.

In recent years, the visitors who come to Spring Break Daytona Beach, declined significantly, to the extent even that since 2002, no longer figures collected through this. Instead, the students back out to other cities.


In the village is the Southeast Museum of Photography.


Daytona Beach is served by Interstates 4 and 95, of the U.S. Highways 1 (SR 5) and 92 (SR 600 ) and the Florida State Roads 5A, 400 and 483 crosses or touches. Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach operates a bus to the train station, 45 km away DeLand, where connection is made to the Amtrak rail network. The Daytona Beach International Airport is located immediately southwest of the city center.


The crime rate in 2010 was 579 points ( U.S. average: 266 points ) in the high range. There were three murders, 31 rapes, 229 robberies, 548 injuries, 1,083 burglaries, 3,089 thefts, 463 vehicle thefts, and 16 arsons.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Vince Carter, basketball player in the NBA
  • Bob Ross, artist and television star
  • Marshall Teague, race car driver
  • Bob Wright, film composer and songwriter