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Millsboro, DE
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Millsboro profile

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 7,426 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Millsboro is the 12th largest community in Delaware. Much of the housing stock in Millsboro was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Millsboro economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Millsboro, where the median household income is $57,632.00.

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Millsboro, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

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: 8.28% 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.

One of the nice things about Millsboro 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.

The education level of Millsboro citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.76% of adults in Millsboro have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Millsboro in 2018 was $32,412, which is middle income relative to Delaware, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,648 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 Scottish.

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