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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 19.46% 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 destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
In addition, Rehoboth Beach is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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.
In Rehoboth Beach, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Rehoboth Beach is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
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.