Bethany Beach, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Bethany Beach Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Bethany Beach Content

Also See: Bethany Beach, DE ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Bethany Beach, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Bethany Beach had a population of 1,195 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


Town of Bethany Beach, DE Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | DE Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Selbyville-Frankford Division | Sussex County | Delaware Counties

Search the map for:

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


Total Population 1,195
Daytime Population: Workers 1,207
Daytime Population: Residents 769
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,976
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.65
Population in Households 1,195
Population in Familes 933
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,038
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $73,176
Average Household Income $98,920
Per Capita Income $51,589


Total Housing Units 2,948 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 572 (19.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 ( 2.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,312 (78.4%)
Median Home Value $531,404
Average Home Value $594,352


Total Households 636
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 408
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.67% 1.53%
Households 1.62% 1.5%
Families 2.18% 1.48%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.52%

Bethany Beach, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethany 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 # 49 38th
Population Density # 57 27th
Diversity Index # 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.

Delaware Research Tools

Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Delaware Census Data
Highest or Lowest: