Fenwick Island is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 406 people and just one neighborhood, Fenwick Island is the 40th largest community in Delaware.
Real Estate Prices
Fenwick Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in Delaware, but Fenwick Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Fenwick Island is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fenwick Island is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fenwick Island who work in office and administrative support (20.47%), teaching (17.32%) and management occupations (14.96%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.40% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Fenwick Island is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
In addition, Fenwick Island is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Fenwick Island 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.
Fenwick Island is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.