Daytona Beach, Florida


Matthias Day was the great man who founded the city of Daytona Beach and thus it is named after him, the city was integrated as one in 1876. The towns of Daytona (originally a separate town) and Seabreeze were fused to form Daytona Beach in 1926, because a local civic leader J.B. Kahn and others pressurized the government to do so.

The great musical theater writer Robert Wright was born in the city of Daytona Beach. The first stock car race took place on the beach On March 8, 1936

Daytona Cubs minor league baseball team of the Florida State League is present in this city.


Daytona Beach is positioned at 29°12'26?N, 81°2'16?W (29.207309, -81.037900). GR1

168.2 km² (64.9 mi²) was the total area of the city as reported by the United States Census Bureau. 152.0 km² (58.7 mi²) of the city is occupied by land and 16.2 km² (6.2 mi²) of the city is occupied by water. The total area is 9.63% water.


64,112 people, 28,605 households, and 13,844 families are the permanent residents of the city; this was reported by the censusGR2 of 2000. The density of population in the city was 421.8/km² (1,092.6/mi²). 33,345 housing units are present at an average density of 219.4/km² (568.3/mi²). The city has a blend of 62.33% White, 32.75% African American, 1.73% Asian, 0.32% Native American, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.05% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race form about 3.48% of the population.

28,605 households are present possessing around 18.0% of children who are below the age of 18, 30.1% were married couples who are living together, 14.5% are single females living alone with no husbands, and 51.6% of broken families are present. 39.4% of all households were made up of single people and 14.4% of old aged persons who are above the age of 65 are living alone. The average household size and the average family size was 2.06 and 2.77 respectively.

$25,439 is supposed to be the median household income of the city, and $33,514 is the median income of the family. $25,705 is the median income of the males when compared with the females whose median income comes around $20,261. $17,530 is the per capita earnings for the city. Around 23.6% of the population and 16.9% of families were below the poverty line


Volusia County, Florida, USA houses the city Daytona Beach. U.S. Census Bureau recorded the population to be 64,422 as of 2004. The Intracoastal Waterway separates the mainland and a peninsula, and is locally called the Halifax River. The peninsula encompasses the world-famous beach alongside the Atlantic Ocean. "The World's Most Famous Beach." Was the slogan created by one of the earlier inhabitants of that beach in 1927. Racing is common in this beach and that is why over eight million tourists collect at Daytona Beach each year to enjoy the beach and the city's proceedings.

Daytona Beach has extensive beach area and they also possess smooth sands, thus this beach has been a paradise for drivers for many years and was also used for the high-speed testing and racing of cars and motorcycles. This beach is called as the Mecca for racing buffs. Daytona International Speedway (a conventional racetrack founded by William France, which replaced the famous beach course in 1959) is now present in the city of Daytona Beach. The city also houses the famous aviation training university, Close to the Speedway and adjacent to Daytona Beach International Airport is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a world-class university for the training of pilots and aviation professionals. Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach Community College, and Keiser College Daytona Beach Campus are some of the local colleges in the city.

The city is a popular vacation destination with its lovely beaches. A lot of motels and hotels are present along the beach areas, some regions along the beach also offer parking space. There is a wide variety of lodging in all price ranges. Winter Speed Weeks, summer NASCAR races, Daytona Beach Bike Week, Biketoberfest and Black College Reunion (BCR) are some of the popular events in the city and during these times its a bit difficult to get Hotel and motel rooms. This place will be profusely populated with several hundred thousand bikers from all over the world visit the greater Daytona Beach area.

The popular activities at the beach are

  • Sunbathing

  • Frisbee

  • Surfing

  • Swimming

  • Car cruising

  • Skim boarding

  • Fishing

  • Jet skiing and other various events

The popular activities at the racing center are

  • Motorcycle racing

  • Go cart racing

  • Go deep sea fishing

  • Championship golf

  • Can also enjoy excellent dining