Lewes is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 3,420 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Lewes is the 19th largest community in Delaware.
Lewes home prices are not only among the most expensive in Delaware, but Lewes real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
A relatively large number of people in Lewes telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.10% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Another notable thing is that Lewes is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Lewes’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
One of the nice things about Lewes 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.
Lewes is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
If knowledge is power, Lewes is a pretty powerful place. 58.47% of the adults in Lewes have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Lewes in 2018 was $60,133, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,532 for a family of four. However, Lewes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Lewes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lewes residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lewes include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lewes is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.