Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Rehoboth Beach is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 1,546 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Rehoboth Beach is the 29th largest community in Delaware.

Rehoboth Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Delaware, but Rehoboth Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Rehoboth Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rehoboth Beach is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rehoboth Beach who work in management occupations (25.81%), office and administrative support (15.82%), and sales jobs (14.29%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.68% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Another notable thing is that Rehoboth Beach is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.

In addition, Rehoboth Beach is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Rehoboth Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Rehoboth Beach, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.33 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small city, Rehoboth Beach has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rehoboth Beach. 67.97% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Rehoboth Beach in 2018 was $135,271, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $541,084 for a family of four.

The people who call Rehoboth Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rehoboth Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rehoboth Beach include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Rehoboth Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Slavic languages.


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