Dagsboro, DE
REAL ESTATE & DEMOGRAPHIC DATA






Dagsboro profile


Living in Dagsboro


Dagsboro is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 927 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dagsboro is the 36th largest community in Delaware.

Dagsboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dagsboro is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dagsboro who work in maintenance occupations (13.18%), sales jobs (9.88%), and food service (9.41%).

A relatively large number of people in Dagsboro telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.65% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One of the nice things about Dagsboro is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Dagsboro is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Dagsboro isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 97.81% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

Dagsboro is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Dagsboro is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.31% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dagsboro in 2018 was $29,762, which is middle income relative to Delaware, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,048 for a family of four. However, Dagsboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dagsboro is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dagsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dagsboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dagsboro include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Dagsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.