Bethany Beach, DE
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Bethany Beach is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 1,170 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bethany Beach is the 33rd largest community in Delaware.

Bethany Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Delaware, but Bethany Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Bethany Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bethany Beach is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bethany Beach who work in management occupations (19.16%), office and administrative support (9.74%), and food service (9.74%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 17.42% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that Bethany Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Bethany Beach is worth considering.

One of the nice things about Bethany Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Bethany Beach, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Bethany Beach is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.16% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bethany Beach in 2010 was $44,177, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,708 for a family of four.

The people who call Bethany Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bethany Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bethany Beach include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Bethany Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Urdu and Italian.

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