Millsboro, DE
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Millsboro is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 4,216 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Millsboro is the 15th 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 $46,403.00.

Unlike some towns, Millsboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Millsboro are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Millsboro is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Millsboro who work in office and administrative support (16.26%), sales jobs (10.66%), and maintenance occupations (9.46%).

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The citizens of Millsboro are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.81% of adults in Millsboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Millsboro in 2010 was $24,766, which is middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,064 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, Polish, and French .

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