Bethany Beach, Delaware

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Bethany Beach, Delaware

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High Points

Bethany Beach strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Delaware):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Bethany Beach Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Bethany Beach Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Bethany Beach College Educated Adults
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Bethany Beach Walking and Biking to Work
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Bethany Beach People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Bethany Beach Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Bethany Beach Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Bethany Beach Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Bethany Beach, Delaware

Comparing Bethany Beach to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Delaware (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Female Share of the Population 7 5
Racial Diversity 6 1
Male Share of the Population 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 10
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People Above Poverty 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Short Commute Times 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 3 7
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Bethany Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles S of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Sussex
Standard Zip Codes 19930
Phone Area Codes 302
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.539
Longitude -75.055

Bethany Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LEWES
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 86 F
Oct Temp 50 to 69 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station SNOW HILL 4 N
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
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Bethany Beach Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 903 100%
Male 426 47.2%
Female 477 52.8%
Under 18 93 10.3%
18+ 810 89.7%
65+ 354 39.2%
Median Age 58.9
Average Family Size 2.4
White 884 97.9%
African-American 7 0.8%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.3%

Estimated Bethany Beach Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 943
Growth 40
Growth % 4.4%

Bethany Beach Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 21.2%
German 16.5%
English 14.4%
Italian 9.3%
US/American 6.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
Scotch-Irish 3.7%
Scottish 3.6%
Polish 2.8%
Greek 1.8%
Swedish 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Austrian 1.4%
European 1.3%
British 1.3%
Russian 1.3%
Welsh 1.2%
Danish 1%
Dutch 1%
Iranian 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Egyptian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bethany Beach 903 $67,500
Dagsboro 519 $43,750
Fenwick Island 342 $68,750
Frankford 714 $35,729
Millville 259 $45,417
Ocean View 1,006 $52,125
Selbyville 1,645 $41,522
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