Townsend, DE
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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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Townsend, 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 Townsend, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Townsend’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Townsend does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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%).

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.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.02 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Townsend is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Townsend citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.



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