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 1,488 people and four 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 89.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rehoboth Beach is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rehoboth Beach who work in management occupations (21.80%), sales jobs (15.06%), and business and financial occupations (9.44%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Rehoboth Beach has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Rehoboth Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Rehoboth Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 19.46% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
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.
If knowledge is power, Rehoboth Beach is a pretty powerful place. 67.73% of the adults in Rehoboth Beach have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Rehoboth Beach in 2010 was $106,734, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $426,936 for a family of four. However, Rehoboth Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rehoboth Beach include German, Irish, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Rehoboth Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.