South Bethany, DE Profile: Facts & Data


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South Bethany, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of South Bethany had a population of 473 as of July 1, 2018. South Bethany ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 South Bethany is located at latitude 38.5169 and longitude -75.0583 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Bethany (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Town of South Bethany (GNIS ID: 2391420) 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 South Bethany is located within Selbyville-Frankford Division of Sussex County.

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South Bethany, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 473
Population in Households 473
Population in Familes 378
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 917
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $79,003
Average Household Income $119,362
Per Capita Income $63,296


Total Housing Units 1,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (17.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 1.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,090 (80.9%)
Median Home Value $679,847
Average Home Value $774,367


Total Households 257
Average Household Size 1.84
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.63% 0.71%
Households 0.48% 0.69%
Families 0.76% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

South Bethany, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Bethany to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 57 27th
Population Density # 63 19th
Diversity Index # 75 4th
Median Household Income # 14 83rd
Per Capita Income # 5 95th

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