Selbyville, DE
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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 2,397 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Selbyville is the 22nd largest community in Delaware.

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, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Selbyville who work in food service (12.35%), maintenance occupations (11.24%), and sales jobs (9.72%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Selbyville is worth considering.

Selbyville 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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Selbyville rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.20% of adults 25 and older in Selbyville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Selbyville in 2010 was $19,771, which is low income relative to Delaware, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,084 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 35.59% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Selbyville include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

In addition, Selbyville has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.87%).

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