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 2,313 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Townsend is the 23rd 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 $105,000.00.
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.
Townsend is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Townsend is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Townsend who work in office and administrative support (14.27%), healthcare (11.98%), and management occupations (11.68%).
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.
Townsend 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various 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 35.02 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Townsend are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.90% of adults in Townsend have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Townsend in 2010 was $26,887, 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 $107,548 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, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Townsend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and African languages.