Townsend, DE
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Living in Townsend


Townsend is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 2,659 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Townsend is the 23rd largest community in Delaware. Much of the housing stock in Townsend was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Townsend economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Townsend, where the median household income is $119,417.00.

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

Townsend is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Townsend is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Townsend who work in management occupations (13.93%), office and administrative support (13.12%), and sales jobs (9.98%).

Also of interest is that Townsend has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Townsend is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Townsend a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Townsend has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Townsend’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Townsend 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.

One downside of living in Townsend, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.08 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Townsend citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.49% of adults in Townsend have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Townsend in 2018 was $37,470, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,880 for a family of four.

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

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


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