Dewey Beach, Delaware

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Dewey Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles S of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Sussex
Standard Zip Codes 19971
Phone Area Codes 302
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.692
Longitude -75.075

Dewey Beach Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LEWES
Distance 6 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
Station CAPE MAY 2 NW
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 60 F
Jul Temp 67 to 84 F
Oct Temp 49 to 66 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Station SNOW HILL 4 N
Distance 35.9 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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Dewey Beach Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 301 100%
Male 155 51.5%
Female 146 48.5%
Under 18 25 8.3%
18+ 276 91.7%
65+ 85 28.2%
Median Age 52.1
Average Family Size 2.45
White 276 91.7%
African-American 1 0.3%
Asian 11 3.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.3%
Other 8 2.7%
Mixed Race 4 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 5.3%

Estimated Dewey Beach Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 311
Growth 10
Growth % 3.3%

Dewey 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
German 20.3%
English 19.5%
Irish 19.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.4%
European 5.2%
US/American 4.8%
Italian 3.5%
Polish 3%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
Slovak 2.2%
Scottish 2.2%
Turkish 2.2%
Eastern European 1.7%
Austrian 1.3%
French Canadian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Greek 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Swiss 0.9%
Czech 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dewey Beach, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Rehoboth (19971)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dewey Beach 301 $97,505
Bethany Beach 903 $67,500
Dagsboro 519 $43,750
Lewes 2,932 $59,605
Millville 259 $45,417
Ocean View 1,006 $52,125
Rehoboth Beach 1,495 $58,558
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