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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Daytona Beach is a town in Florida with a population of 65,339. Daytona Beach is in Volusia County. Living in Daytona Beach offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Daytona Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many retirees live in Daytona Beach and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Daytona Beach are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$849
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Daytona Beach Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    938.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    131.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    556.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,983.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    324.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Daytona Beach

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,137
National
$55,322
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Daytona Beach Reviews

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I moved here a few years ago from Boston and, Daytona has exceeded expectations. I found the whole "bias thing" against Daytona prevalent in the Northeast to be utter nonsense. I have been to Miami, Sarasota, Fort Lauderdale, The Pam Beaches and Tampa Bay area - - and I prefer living in Daytona. It's small town Florida with some big city amenities. There is little serious traffic here - there is cleaner water here than any of the above mentioned places - (and way cleaner than South California Ocean Water!) The temperatures are like San Diego from November thru May and Acapulco from June to September. What's not to love? Daytona has amazing apartments and homes for 1/3rd the price of the above cities. I made the right choice! People are friendly here and there are many business opportunities as rents/land is cheap here. (perfect for smart Northerners to exploit). The wages are way to low here - but, for opening up a business that is a blessing.
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My husband and I moved to Daytona about 3 years ago because of the beach! I am from West Palm Beach and I really missed the ocean. After vacationing here, we decided to make it home. The pace is different than the hustle and bustle of a busy city like West Palm. Aside from Bike Week and other major event, the area is more “low key” and we love that! We can go to events without them being over crowded. There are tons of beaches, restaurants, and great schools in the area. As an education major, that last one is extremely important. The only thing I’d change is already being changed. There are more businesses going up and we love that. One Daytona opened up and there are lots of activities and shops to visit. We also love the Tanger Outlets and shops/apartments going up in the area.
The overall experience in Daytona Beach has been good, bad, and indifferent. I was born in Daytona 9/13/1955. Graduated from Mainland High in 1973. I love the weather and attractions here such as the Daytona International Speedway and the World's Most Famous Beach. Disney is about 1 hour away and the Kennedy Space Center is about 1 and a half hours away. The bad thing about Daytona is that they can not keep up with the pace that it is growing. The indifferent part is the homeless situation. They keep dragging their feet about building a homeless shelter which is way to far out for convenient accessibility to the homeless. My heart goes out to all that are homeless.