Most Expensive Lewes Neighborhoods
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 2,943 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lewes is the 20th 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.
Lewes is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lewes is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lewes who work in office and administrative support (17.83%), sales jobs (14.53%) and management occupations (8.77%).
Of important note, Lewes is also a city of artists. Lewes has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lewes’s character.
Also of interest is that Lewes has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.53% 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.
Another notable thing is that Lewes is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city 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 city.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Lewes has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lewes a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Lewes 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Lewes, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Lewes is a relatively small city. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Lewes is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.16% of adults in Lewes have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Lewes in 2010 was $42,687, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,748 for a family of four. However, Lewes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lewes is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, Scottish and French.
The most common language spoken in Lewes is English. Some people also speak Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||1,347|
|LEWES HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||73.86%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||26.14%|
|TYPE OF LEWES HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||74.55%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.30%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||2.02%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||17.06%|
|SIZE OF LEWES HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||12.63%|
|AGE OF LEWES HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||12.08%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||50.12%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||17.87%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||19.93%|
|LEWES REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$327,254|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,862|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $50,000||1.50%|
|$50,001 - $100,000||1.22%|
|$100,001 - $200,000||2.72%|
|$200,001 - $300,000||4.59%|
|$300,001 - $399,000||19.31%|
|$399,001 - $499,000||26.80%|
|$499,001 - $749,000||29.05%|
|$749,001 - $999,000||9.75%|
|PEOPLE OF LEWES||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||1.34%|
|5 TO 17||8.98%|
|18 TO 24||3.24%|
|25 TO 34||5.74%|
|35 TO 54||13.98%|
|55 TO 64||25.42%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||41.30%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||89.90%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$55,917|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$42,687|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||6.85%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (19.91%)
Real estate (4.34%)
Public Service (4.25%)
Information Technology (3.02%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||8.45%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.74%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.20%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.63%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.94%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (19.54%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (96.04%)
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