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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Townsend, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Townsend, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Townsend’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Townsend does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Townsend is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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.
Townsend is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
In Townsend, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.08 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The population of Townsend is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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.