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 2,878 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Selbyville is the 21st largest community in Delaware. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Selbyville, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Selbyville, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Selbyville’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Selbyville does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $72,813.00.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Selbyville who work in office and administrative support (11.88%), sales jobs (11.05%), and healthcare (11.05%).

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.

Selbyville is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Selbyville is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.48% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Selbyville in 2018 was $33,294, 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 $133,176 for a family of four. However, Selbyville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Selbyville is a somewhat 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 14.92% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Selbyville include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.

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