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Dewey Beach, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Dewey Beach had a population of 423 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.6929 and longitude -75.0746 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dewey Beach 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.


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Dewey Beach, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dewey Beach, DE Housing Affordability Index is 57
State of Delaware Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Dewey Beach, DE Wealth Index is 248
State of Delaware Wealth Index is 110
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 423
Population in Households 423
Population in Familes 275
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,279
Diversity Index1 23
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $81,662
Average Household Income $134,882
Per Capita Income $70,853
Wealth Index3 248

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (10.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 ( 2.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,578 (87.6%)
Median Home Value $790,698
Housing Affordability Index2 57
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 224
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 108
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.2% 1.91%
Households 2.15% 1.89%
Families 2.11% 1.79%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

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, 2019 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 # 61 22nd
Population Density # 46 42nd
Diversity Index # 67 14th
Median Household Income # 16 81st
Per Capita Income # 5 95th

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