Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

Daytona Beach Shores, Florida
Daytona Beach Shores
—  City  —
Daytona Beach Shores City Hall

Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 29°10′33″N 80°58′59″W / 29.17583°N 80.98306°W / 29.17583; -80.98306Coordinates: 29°10′33″N 80°58′59″W / 29.17583°N 80.98306°W / 29.17583; -80.98306
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Volusia
Incorporated April 1960
 - Type Commission-Manager
 - Mayor Harry Jennings
 - City Manager Michael Booker
Area[1] 1
 - City 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 - Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 - Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  3.19%
Elevation[2] 3 9 ft (5 m)
Population (1 July 2006)[3] 2
 - City 4,586
 - Density 4,722.2/sq mi (1,823.2/km2)
 Metro 496,575
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32118
Area code(s) 386
FIPS code 12-16550[4]
GNIS feature ID 0281354[5]

Daytona Beach Shores is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,299 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 4,586.[6]



Daytona Beach Shores was first organized in 1960 by local business leaders convinced that a smaller community could provide better services to its residents.[citation needed] The city was incorporated on April 22, 1960 and is located between unincorporated Wilbur-by-the-Sea to the south and Daytona Beach to the north.

In the 1970s and the 1980s, the city saw a massive building program. Now about 80 percent of the residents live in high-rise condominiums that stretch along the Atlantic Ocean. In 1997, residents voted in a straw ballot to limit the height of future buildings to 12 stories. The City Council approved the height limit in 1998

A resort and retirement community built on tourism and the service industry, it has no manufacturing industry, but caters to tourists year-round with miniature golf courses and other types of family entertainment.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2). 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (3.19%) is water.

The city of Daytona Beach Shores is located on a barrier island, and sits on the Atlantic Ocean. The other side of the island is bordered on the West by the Halifax River lagoon, part of the Intracoastal Waterway, It is bordered on the north by Daytona Beach and on the south by Wilbur By-The-Sea, and Port Orange. The major highway that serves the city A1A/Atlantic Avenue.

Daytona Beach Shores has a very typical humid subtropical climate for a city in the southeastern U.S. Summers are hot and humid with highs usually in the 90s and a heat index often exceeding 100 degrees. Thunderstorms are frequent in summer afternoons and the hot, humid weather can last right through the fall months. Winters are dry and mild, marked by a constant series of cold fronts and warm-ups. Temperatures dip into the low 30s and upper 20s on occasion, and freezes are not uncommon. Frost rarely occurs a few times a year. Snowfall is very rare. The last time snow flurries fell on the city of Daytona Beach Shores was in December 2007. Temperatures in spring are famously pleasant with warm afternoons, cool evenings, and far less humidity. This beach-going weather attracts tourists back to the beaches usually by early March.

Law and government

Daytona Beach Shores features a City Manager/Council form of government. Residents elect a five-member City Council to four-year terms. The council members are elected at large and represent the entire community. The Mayor is also elected, and serves as one of the five Council members and as chairman of the Council. The City Manager is selected by the Council members and is the City's chief administrator. That individual directs staff, carries out policies set by Council, and provides advice to the Council members, but does not vote. Daytona Beach Shores utilizes a department of public safety, which combines police and fire services into one department.

Elected officials

  • Mayor - Harry Jennings
  • Vice Mayor - Ron Brown
  • Seat 1 Commissioner - Peggy Rice
  • Seat 2 Commissioner - Vacant
  • Seat 3 Commissioner - Billie Wheeler
  • City Manager (appointed) - Michael Booker

Federal, state and county representation

Daytona Beach Shores is in the 24th Congressional District. The residents of the 24th district are represented in the United States House of Representatives by Republican Sandy Adams.

Daytona Beach Shores is part of Florida Senate District 7, and is represented by Republican Evelyn Lynn. It is also part of Florida House of Representatives District 28, represented by Republican Dorothy Hukill.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,299 people, 2,423 households, and 1,439 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,722.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,824.0/km2). There were 4,385 housing units at an average density of 4,816.6 per square mile (1,860.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.58% White, 0.58% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.72% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 2,423 households out of which 4.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.77 and the average family size was 2.18.

In the city the population was spread out with 4.3% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 11.5% from 25 to 44, 32.6% from 45 to 64, and 49.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 65 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,796, and the median income for a family was $52,731. Males had a median income of $39,118 versus $24,826 for females. The per capita income for the city was $37,010. About 5.4% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

Daytona Beach Shores was the teenage home of musicians Gregg and Duane Allman.

Points of interest

  • Dahlia Park
  • Fornari Park
  • Max Samuely Park
  • McElroy Park
  • Frank Rendon Park
  • Sundown Park
  • Sunglow Pier



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