The Town of Bethany Beach had a population of 1,181 as of July 1, 2016. Bethany Beach ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Bethany Beach is located at latitude 38.5376 and longitude -75.0643 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bethany Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.
The Town of Bethany Beach (GNIS ID: 2390726) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Bethany Beach is located within Selbyville-Frankford Division of Sussex County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethany Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||1,181|
|Population in Familes||923|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||1.91|
|Average Family Size||2|
|Total Housing Units||2,932 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||559 (19.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||59 ( 2.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,315 (79.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$562,780|
|Average Home Value||$602,464|
|Median Household Income||$69,495|
|Average Household Income||$99,012|
|Per Capita Income||$50,815|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.32%|
|Per Capita Income||2.06%|
The table below compares Bethany Beach to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 48||39th|
|Population Density1||# 57||27th|
|Diversity Index2||# 77||1st|
|Median Household Income||# 19||77th|
|Per Capita Income||# 9||90th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.