Selbyville, DE

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Living in Selbyville

Selbyville is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 2,540 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Selbyville is the 22nd largest community in Delaware. Selbyville has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Selbyville, where the median household income is $61,500.00.

Unlike some towns, Selbyville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Selbyville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Selbyville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Selbyville who work in management occupations (16.85%), healthcare (12.38%), and sales jobs (10.53%).

A relatively large number of people in Selbyville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.55% 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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Selbyville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Selbyville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the nice things about Selbyville 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.

As is often the case in a small town, Selbyville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Selbyville citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.78% of adults in Selbyville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Selbyville in 2018 was $29,443, which is middle income relative to Delaware, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,772 for a family of four. However, Selbyville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Selbyville is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Selbyville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Selbyville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Selbyville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.29% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Selbyville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Selbyville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.