Millsboro, DE
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Living in Millsboro

Millsboro is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 6,863 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Millsboro is the 12th largest community in Delaware. Millsboro 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 Millsboro, where the median household income is $50,931.00.

Millsboro is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.11% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Millsboro is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Millsboro who work in sales jobs (13.96%), community and social services (10.37%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (9.20%).

Of important note, Millsboro is also a town of artists. Millsboro has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Millsboro’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.10% 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.

Millsboro 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.

The education level of Millsboro citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.81% of adults in Millsboro have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Millsboro in 2018 was $27,650, which is lower middle income relative to Delaware, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,600 for a family of four. However, Millsboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Millsboro is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Millsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Millsboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Millsboro include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Turkish.

The most common language spoken in Millsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Greek.