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 2,569 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Townsend is the 23rd largest community in Delaware. Much of the housing stock in Townsend was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Townsend economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Townsend, where the median household income is $105,000.00.
Housing costs in Townsend are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Delaware.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Townsend is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Townsend is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Townsend who work in office and administrative support (15.80%), management occupations (14.24%), and healthcare (9.98%).
Because of many things, Townsend is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Townsend a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Townsend has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Townsend, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.18 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Townsend citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.79% of adults in Townsend have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Townsend in 2010 was $29,135, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,540 for a family of four. However, Townsend contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Townsend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.