Harrington is a very small city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 3,691 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Harrington is the 17th largest community in Delaware. Harrington has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Harrington, where the median household income is $39,213.00.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Harrington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harrington is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harrington who work in teaching (8.83%), sales jobs (8.70%), and office and administrative support (8.50%).
One downside of living in Harrington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Harrington, the average commute to work is 31.00 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Harrington with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.17% of adults in Harrington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Harrington in 2010 was $17,570, which is low income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,280 for a family of four.
Harrington is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Harrington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harrington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Harrington include Italian, German, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Harrington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.