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Overview

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. 

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,574
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens34.6%
Employed Population 16+8,751
Age of the Population57

Families

% of people married52.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,903
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,227
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,052

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,482
% Above Poverty Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home10.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone38.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,045
Median House Value$215,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.7%
Irish12.2%
English11.5%
Italian6.4%
Polish3.8%
French Except Basque3.2%
Scottish2.6%
Dutch1.3%
Russian1.1%
Norwegian1%
Greek1%
Canadian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Czech0.6%
Austrian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Romanian0.2%
German0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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New Smyrna Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Volusia County
Standard Zip Codes32168, 32169
P.O. Box Zip Codes32170
Phone Area Codes386
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude29.02
Approximate Longitude-80.92

New Smyrna Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDAYTONA BEACH INTL AP
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp47 to 70 F
Apr Temp58 to 80 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp65 to 83 F
Annual Precip49.2 inches
StationDELAND 1 SSE
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp45 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip57 inches
StationTITUSVILLE
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp50 to 70 F
Apr Temp60 to 81 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 83 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Daytona Beach Shores4,351$65,033
Edgewater21,306$51,650
Oak Hill1,866$60,074
Ponce Inlet3,118$84,531
Port Orange58,780$56,673
South Daytona12,470$41,588

New Smyrna Beach Hospitals

Bert Fish Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
401 Palmetto St
(386) 424-5000

New Smyrna Beach Public Schools

Chisholm Elementary School
557 Ronnoc Ln
ZIP: 32168
(386) 426-7340
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
New Smyrna Beach High School
1015 10th St
ZIP: 32168
(386) 423-7101
High
Total Enrollment 1917
New Smyrna Beach Middle School
1200 S Myrtle Ave
ZIP: 32168
(386) 426-7450
Middle
Total Enrollment 1165
Read-pattillo Elementary School
400 6th St
ZIP: 32168
(386) 426-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Coronado Beach Elementary School
3550 Michigan Ave
ZIP: 32169
(386) 426-7425
Primary
Total Enrollment 300

New Smyrna Beach Private Schools

Glencoe Classical Academy
196 N Glencoe Rd
ZIP: 32168
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Sacred Heart Catholic School
1003 Turnbull St
ZIP: 32168
Elementary
Total Enrollment 223
Sources :
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Historic New Smyrna Beach

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East coast railway station c1904.

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East coast railway station c1904.

Ruins of old fort c1904.

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