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Dewey Beach, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Dewey Beach had a population of 390 as of July 1, 2017. Dewey 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 Dewey Beach is located at latitude 38.6957 and longitude -75.0752 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dewey Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Dewey Beach (GNIS ID: 2390147) 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 Dewey Beach is located within Lewes Division of Sussex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dewey Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Dewey Beach, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 390
Population in Households 390
Population in Familes 254
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,179
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 205
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 ( 9.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 ( 2.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,480 (87.8%)
Median Home Value $791,667
Average Home Value $791,824


Median Household Income $82,691
Average Household Income $125,810
Per Capita Income $66,078
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.66% 1.4%
Households 1.5% 1.42%
Families 1.62% 1.17%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dewey Beach, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dewey Beach to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 63 19th
Population Density1 # 52 34th
Diversity Index2 # 65 17th
Median Household Income # 10 88th
Per Capita Income # 3 97th

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