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 1,458 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 91.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rehoboth Beach is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rehoboth Beach who work in management occupations (20.23%), sales jobs (18.86%), and teaching (7.73%).
Of important note, Rehoboth Beach is also a city of artists. Rehoboth Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rehoboth Beach’s character.
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: 13.53% 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 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rehoboth Beach. 67.59% 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 2010 was $80,585, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $322,340 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rehoboth Beach include German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Rehoboth Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.