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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware - Basic Facts

The City of Rehoboth Beach had a population of 1,504 as of July 1, 2017. Rehoboth 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 Rehoboth Beach is located at latitude 38.7174 and longitude -75.0806 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rehoboth Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 0 feet.

The City of Rehoboth Beach (GNIS ID: 2390642) 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 City of Rehoboth Beach is located within Lewes Division of Sussex County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rehoboth Beach: Rehobeth, Rehobeth Beach, Rehoboth.

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


Total Population 1,504
Daytime Population: Workers 3,728
Daytime Population: Residents 863
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,591
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.05
Population in Households 1,504
Population in Familes 848
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,280
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $80,191
Average Household Income $127,029
Per Capita Income $72,326


Total Housing Units 3,580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 667 (18.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 188 ( 5.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,725 (76.1%)
Median Home Value $872,525
Average Home Value $864,409


Total Households 855
Average Household Size 1.76
Family Households 349
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 1.74% 1.56%
Households 1.62% 1.45%
Families 1.56% 1.34%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   1.54%

Rehoboth Beach, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rehoboth 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 # 44 45th
Population Density # 45 43rd
Diversity Index # 72 8th
Median Household Income # 13 84th
Per Capita Income # 2 99th

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