Introduction to New Smyrna Beach, Florida

New Smyrna Beach, Florida, in Volusia county, is 14 miles SE of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center) and 100 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is located in the Daytona Beach metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 20,048 people lived in New Smyrna Beach.

New Smyrna Beach History

New Smyrna got its name in 1769 from Scotish Man named Dr. Andrew Turnbull when he started his colony with 200 Greeks, 110 Italians and 1190 Minorcans. In 1783, the Spanish regained their control over this land. In 1819 they sold New Smyrna to the United States. The town of New Smyrna was incorporated in 1887. The name was changed to New Smyrna Beach in 1947 as the city took over the seaside community of Coronado Beach.

New Smyrna Beach and nearby Attractions

  • The Marine Discovery Center
  • Arts on Douglas
  • Smyrna Dunes Park
  • Spruce Creek
  • Canaveral National Seashore
  • The Turnbull Ruins

Things To Do In New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach has more than 13 miles of pristine white sand beaches, along with 24 miles of coastline at the nearby Canaveral National Seashore. The outdoor recreational activities include swimming, golf, scuba diving, hiking, windsurfing, fishing, boating and other water sports. New Smyrna Beach also organizes the Black Heritage Festival every year and Radio Disney Family Kidz Days events twice a year.

New Smyrna Beach Transportation

The city is served by the Daytona Beach International Airport and New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport.

New Smyrna Beach Higher Education

Aviation and Aerospace training can be obtained from the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


Total Population 22,993
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 31.4%
Employed Population 16+ 8,509
Age of the Population 55


% of people married 58.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.1%
Median Earnings25+ $33,777
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,252
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,075


Median Family Income $61,379
% Above Poverty Level 85.9%
% Below Poverty Level 14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 34.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,034
Median House Value $210,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26%
US/American 0.1%
English 13.3%
Irish 13.5%

New Smyrna Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles SE of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida
County Volusia
Metro Area Daytona Beach
Standard Zip Codes 32168, 32169
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32170
Phone Area Codes 386
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.025
Longitude -80.927

New Smyrna Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 70 F
Apr Temp 58 to 80 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 65 to 83 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
Station DELAND 1 SSE
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 70 F
Apr Temp 56 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 70 F
Apr Temp 60 to 81 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 66 to 83 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, New Smyrna Beach, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

New Smyrna (32168, 32169, 32170)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Daytona Beach Shores 4,278 $57,111
Edgewater 20,879 $52,114
Oak Hill 1,899 $49,659
Ponce Inlet 3,053 $76,744
Port Orange 57,218 $57,521
South Daytona 12,265 $41,447

New Smyrna Beach Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(386) 424-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 2,014 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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Historic New Smyrna Beach


East coast railway station c1904.

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East coast railway station c1904.

Ruins of old fort c1904.

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