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%).
A relatively large number of people in Rehoboth Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.68% 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.
Another notable thing is that Rehoboth Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
In addition, Rehoboth Beach is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rehoboth Beach, the average commute to work is 31.33 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Rehoboth Beach, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Rehoboth Beach is a relatively small city. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Rehoboth Beach is a pretty powerful place. 67.97% of the adults in Rehoboth Beach have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.