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 1,142 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%).
A relatively large number of people in Bethany Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.42% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Bethany Beach has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Bethany Beach has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Bethany Beach than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Bethany Beach may be for you.
Bethany Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
If knowledge is power, Bethany Beach is a pretty powerful place. 52.16% of the adults in Bethany Beach have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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 Irish, German, English, Italian, Scottish and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Bethany Beach is English.
|BETHANY BEACH INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||447|
|BETHANY BEACH HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||82.53%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||17.47%|
|TYPE OF BETHANY BEACH HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||72.11%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||21.67%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||3.77%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||1.77%|
|SIZE OF BETHANY BEACH HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||15.64%|
|AGE OF BETHANY BEACH HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||18.51%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||64.64%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||15.57%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||1.28%|
|BETHANY BEACH REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$421,642|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,929|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $46,000||5.39%|
|$46,001 - $92,000||2.43%|
|$92,001 - $185,000||0.00%|
|$185,001 - $277,000||3.77%|
|$277,001 - $370,000||23.99%|
|$370,001 - $462,000||21.83%|
|$462,001 - $694,000||27.22%|
|$694,001 - $925,000||7.82%|
|PEOPLE OF BETHANY BEACH||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||1.46%|
|5 TO 17||4.49%|
|18 TO 24||2.92%|
|25 TO 34||4.49%|
|35 TO 54||11.69%|
|55 TO 64||21.80%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||53.15%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||94.94%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$63,594|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$44,177|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.07%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Other (16.23%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.61%)
Public Service (4.22%)
Real estate (2.92%)
Information Technology (2.92%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.00%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.34%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.13%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.12%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (24.49%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (94.30%)
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