Townsend 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 2,788 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Townsend is the 22nd largest community in Delaware. Townsend 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 Townsend, where the median household income is $142,115.00.
Townsend home prices are not only among the most expensive in Delaware, but Townsend real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Townsend 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: 26.53% 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.
Townsend is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Townsend’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Townsend 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.
One downside of living in Townsend is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Townsend, the average commute to work is 33.58 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Townsend are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.81% of adults in Townsend have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Townsend in 2018 was $39,149, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,596 for a family of four.
Townsend is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Townsend home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Townsend residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Townsend include German, English, Italian, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Townsend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.