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 927 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 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The percentage of people in Dagsboro who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.52% of adults in Dagsboro 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.