Dewey Beach is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 363 people and just one neighborhood, Dewey Beach is the 42nd largest community in Delaware.
Real Estate Prices
Dewey Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Delaware, but Dewey Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Dewey Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dewey Beach is a town of service providers, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dewey Beach who work in management occupations (19.83%), food service (18.18%) and sales jobs (11.57%).
Of important note, Dewey Beach is also a town of artists. Dewey Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Dewey Beach’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Dewey Beach is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
One of the nice things about Dewey Beach 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Dewey Beach spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.00 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.