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 2,177 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 $102,057.00.

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.

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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Townsend who work in office and administrative support (14.57%), management occupations (12.40%), and healthcare (9.71%).

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.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In Townsend, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.11 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Townsend is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.41% of adults in Townsend have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Townsend in 2010 was $27,012, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,048 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, Polish, and English.

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

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