Rehoboth Beach 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 1,108 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Rehoboth Beach is the 29th largest community in Delaware.
Rehoboth Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Delaware, but Rehoboth Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Rehoboth Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rehoboth Beach is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rehoboth Beach who work in management occupations (27.27%), office and administrative support (12.83%), and sales jobs (11.50%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 23.71% 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 Rehoboth Beach 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.
In addition, Rehoboth Beach is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
One of the nice things about Rehoboth Beach 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 Rehoboth Beach is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rehoboth Beach, the average commute to work is 31.27 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Rehoboth Beach is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rehoboth Beach. 69.18% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Rehoboth Beach in 2018 was $130,589, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $522,356 for a family of four.
The people who call Rehoboth Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rehoboth Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rehoboth Beach include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Rehoboth Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.