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 927 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dagsboro is the 36th largest community in Delaware.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dagsboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (13.18%), sales jobs (9.88%), and food service (9.41%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.65% 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.
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.
Dagsboro is a very car-oriented town. 97.81% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Dagsboro is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Dagsboro has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
As is often the case in a small town, Dagsboro doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
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: 26.31% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Dagsboro in 2018 was $29,762, which is middle income relative to Delaware, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,048 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Dagsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.