Dagsboro, DE

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Living in Dagsboro

Dagsboro is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 900 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dagsboro is the 36th largest community in Delaware.

Unlike some towns, Dagsboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dagsboro are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dagsboro is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dagsboro who work in maintenance occupations (10.90%), office and administrative support (9.84%), and sales jobs (9.57%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.01% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

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!) Dagsboro 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. Dagsboro has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Dagsboro than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Dagsboro may be for you.

Dagsboro 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, Dagsboro is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.52% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dagsboro in 2018 was $30,557, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,228 for a family of four. However, Dagsboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dagsboro is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dagsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dagsboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dagsboro include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Dagsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.