Townsend, DE

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Living in Townsend

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 2,717 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Townsend is the 22nd 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 $137,856.00.

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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Townsend is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Townsend who work in business and financial occupations (16.95%), office and administrative support (13.49%), and management occupations (9.02%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Townsend telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.63% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Because of many things, Townsend is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Townsend really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Townsend perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 36.19 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Townsend is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.70% of adults in Townsend have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Townsend in 2018 was $39,268, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,072 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, Irish, Italian, and African.

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