Introduction to South Daytona, Florida

South Daytona, Florida, in Volusia county, is 3 miles S of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center) and 89 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is located in the Daytona Beach metropolitan area.

South Daytona History

The City of South Daytona was originally known as Blake. The residents were mostly involved in vegetable gardening and orange culture. The town had its first post office in 1878. In 1926, the City of Daytona Beach was formed after consolidating Daytona Beach and Seabreeze. Daytona Beach then attached Blake, but the inhabitants of Blake did not agree to the new taxes and appraisals, and filed a case to break away from Daytona. They succeeded, and in 1938 the town of Blake was incorporated as South Daytona. It developed well and was incorporated as a city in 1951.

South Daytona and Nearby Attractions

  • Bigtree Park.
  • Coach Pigotte Community Center.
  • South Daytona City Hall Complex.
  • Magnolia Park.
  • Riverfront Veterans Memorial Park.
  • IcePlex.

Things To Do In South Daytona

The great Atlantic Ocean Beaches which are nearby make South Daytona a haven for beach lovers. Apart from that, the city has a number of well maintained parks and offers wonderful shopping and dining opportunities. Fishing is a very popular activity. A range of cultural, recreational and educational activities are regularly organized in the city.

South Daytona Transportation

The city is served by the Daytona Beach International Airport.

South Daytona Higher Education

Adult Education opportunities are provided by Daytona Beach Community College.


Total Population 12,343
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 20.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,986
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 38.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.9%
Median Earnings25+ $26,965
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,547
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,505


Median Family Income $42,019
% Above Poverty Level 79.9%
% Below Poverty Level 20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 35.1%
Median Gross Rent $814
Median House Value $112,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.2%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 14%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

South Daytona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida
County Volusia
Metro Area Daytona Beach
Standard Zip Codes 32119
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32121
Phone Area Codes 386
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.165
Longitude -81.004

South Daytona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3 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 21.5 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 35.2 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 68 F
Apr Temp 59 to 81 F
Jul Temp 74 to 92 F
Oct Temp 65 to 83 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Daytona Beach 62,726 $40,100
Daytona Beach Shores 4,294 $56,343
Holly Hill 11,726 $31,786
Ormond Beach 39,938 $60,757
Ponce Inlet 3,086 $83,107
Port Orange 57,858 $55,154

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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