Profile for Daytona Beach, Florida, FL
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Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County.
The community was named after founder Mathias Day, who laid out the town in 1870.
The latitude of Daytona Beach is 29.210N. The longitude is -81.023W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 64,581.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Daytona Beach demographic reports
Daytona Beach is on the Halifax River and the Atlantic Ocean.
The beach, a natural speedway, has attracted racing enthusiasts since the earliest days of the automobile.
Popular spring break vacation spot
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,214. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 18.5 per 1,000 people.
Daytona Beach received national attention for the 2001 death of Dale Earnhardt, who was killed while driving in the Daytona 500.
Filming location for:
· 2003 movie, "Monster"
· 1990 movie, "Days of Thunder"
Well-known residents have included:
· Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, race car driver
· Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of the National Council of Negro Women
· Ryan Lochte, Olympic gold medallist (swimming)
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Gloria Jean's
Local festivals include:
- Florida International Festival - June 13-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Daytona Beach web sites and events links in the sections below.
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Daytona Beach attractions: Adventure Landing, Daytona USA
Sports teams: Cubs (minor league baseball), Thunder (World Indoor Football League)
Historic sites and museums: Halifax Historical Museum, Museum of Arts and Sciences and Center for Florida History, Southeast Museum of Photography, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
Colleges and universities:
Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
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National index: 100
Local index: 100
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Ancestry & family history
11% of Daytona Beach residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Daytona Beach ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Daytona Beach was $17,530, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Daytona Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Daytona Beach festival dates:
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Historic districts in Daytona Beach include South Beach Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Daytona Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $460. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $773.
Libraries in Daytona Beach include John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, S. Cornelia Young Memorial Library, Volusia County Library Center ... View libraries
Newspapers in Daytona Beach include Daytona Beach News-Journal
TV stations in Daytona Beach include WESH, WVEN.
Volusia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Daytona Beach political report.
The average commute time for Daytona Beach workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 52 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Daytona Beach between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 8.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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