Dagsboro, DE


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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 859 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dagsboro is the 36th largest community in Delaware.

Dagsboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dagsboro is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dagsboro who work in sales jobs (17.22%), food service (12.03%), and management occupations (11.00%).

One of the nice things about Dagsboro 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.

The citizens of Dagsboro are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.06% of adults in Dagsboro having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dagsboro in 2010 was $24,642, which is middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,568 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. Dagsboro also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.39% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dagsboro include German, English, Italian, and French .

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