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 2,450 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Selbyville is the 22nd largest community in Delaware.

Selbyville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Delaware, but Selbyville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Selbyville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Selbyville is a town of service providers, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Selbyville who work in management occupations (19.42%), sales jobs (10.84%), and maintenance occupations (8.94%).

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.

Being a small town, Selbyville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Selbyville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.25% of adults 25 and older in Selbyville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Selbyville in 2010 was $26,521, which is middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,084 for a family of four. However, Selbyville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Selbyville is an extremely 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 29.22% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Selbyville include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Selbyville's cultural character, accounting for 19.42% of the town’s population.

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