Rehoboth Beach, DE
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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 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 94.16% 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 (25.81%), office and administrative support (15.82%), and sales jobs (14.29%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.68% 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 a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Rehoboth Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

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.

Rehoboth Beach 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.

One downside of living in Rehoboth Beach, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.33 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Rehoboth Beach, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Rehoboth Beach is a relatively small city. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rehoboth Beach. 67.97% 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 $135,271, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $541,084 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, German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Rehoboth Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Slavic languages.


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