Port Penn is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 162 people and just one neighborhood, Port Penn is the 44th largest community in Delaware.
Port Penn home prices are not only among the most expensive in Delaware, but Port Penn real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Port Penn is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 70.97% of the Port Penn workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Port Penn is a town of construction workers and builders, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Penn who work in healthcare (29.03%), office and administrative support (0.00%), and sales jobs (0.00%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Port Penn has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Port Penn has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Port Penn than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Port Penn may be for you.
One of the nice things about Port Penn 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.
One downside of living in Port Penn is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Port Penn, the average commute to work is 37.50 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Port Penn is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Port Penn, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 100.00% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Port Penn is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Port Penn has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 0.00% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Port Penn in 2018 was $40,272, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,088 for a family of four. However, Port Penn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Port Penn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Penn residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Port Penn include Irish, English, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, and West Indian.
The most common language spoken in Port Penn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Langs. of India.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Port Penn, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.
In addition, real estate in the neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Delaware. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 96.9% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Delaware. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees and urban sophisticates.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Lithuanian and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 1.8% have Greek ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Port Penn are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 84.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 51.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.2%), and 9.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.0% of households. Some people also speak Polish (5.5%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Port Penn, DE, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.2%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (13.2%), and residents who report Asian roots (10.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.8%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (7.3%), among others. In addition, 10.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.6% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (71.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.