Bethany Beach, DE

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Population

1,010

16% growth

Median Age

65.9


Median Household Income

$78,889

7.94% growth

Poverty Rate

1.58%


Number of Employees

334

29.5% growth

Median Property Value

$495,500

3.68% growth

About

In 2017, Bethany Beach, DE had a population of 1.01k people with a median age of 65.9 and a median household income of $78,889. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bethany Beach, DE grew from 871 to 1,010, a 16% increase and its median household income grew from $73,088 to $78,889, a 7.94% increase.

The population of Bethany Beach, DE is 94.6% White Alone, 2.48% Asian Alone, and 2.48% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Bethany Beach, DE speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bethany Beach, DE is $495,500, and the homeownership rate is 95.5%. Most people in Bethany Beach, DE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Bethany Beach, DE is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bethany Beach, DE employs 334 people. The largest industries in Bethany Beach, DE are Accommodation & Food Services (50 people), Other Services, Except Public Administration (43 people), and Educational Services (39 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($182,500), Public Administration ($156,250), and Retail Trade ($64,444).

Median household income in Bethany Beach, DE is $78,889. Males in Bethany Beach, DE have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,179. The income inequality in Bethany Beach, DE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$78,889

2017 value

± $6,828

7.94%

1 Year Growth

± 10.4%

Households in Bethany Beach, DE have a median annual income of $78,889, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $73,088 in 2016, which represents a 7.94% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,884

Average Male Salary

± $3,695

$52,179

Average Female Salary

± $2,576

In 2017, full-time male employees in Delaware made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,064 ± $11,800

  2. White

    $53,447 ± $2,550

  3. Black

    $42,061 ± $3,431

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Delaware workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.27 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bethany Beach, DE is from Delaware.

0.454

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.5% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Delaware was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Delaware in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Delaware across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 512.02

  2. Census Tract 512.03

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bethany Beach, DE was Census Tract 512.02 with a value of $84,438, followed by Census Tract 512.03 and N/A, with respective values of $80,833 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

1.58% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bethany Beach, DE (16 out of 1.01k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    13 ± 52

  2. Other

    3 ± 55

  3. Black

    0 ± 56

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bethany Beach, DE is White, followed by Other and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

334

2017 Value

± 90

29.5%

1 Year growth

± 33.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bethany Beach, DE grew at a rate of 29.5%, from 258 employees to 334 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bethany Beach, DE, are Management Occupations (66 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (50 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (48 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bethany Beach, DE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bethany Beach, DE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (66 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (50 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (48 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bethany Beach, DE has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (4.89 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.05 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bethany Beach, DE, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($93,750), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($92,917), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($62,778).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

334

2017 Value

± 90

29.5%

1 Year growth

± 33.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bethany Beach, DE grew at a rate of 29.5%, from 258 employees to 334 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bethany Beach, DE, are Accommodation & Food Services (50 people), Other Services, Except Public Administration (43 people), and Educational Services (39 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bethany Beach, DE, though some of these residents may live in Bethany Beach, DE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bethany Beach, DE, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (50 people), Other Services, Except Public Administration (43 people), and Educational Services (39 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bethany Beach, DE has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (3.22 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (2.62 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.97 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bethany Beach, DE, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($182,500), Public Administration ($156,250), and Retail Trade ($64,444).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.1B

  2. $5.16B

  3. $5.09B

In 2015, the top outbound Delaware product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $12.1B, followed by Basic chemicals ($5.16B) and Gasoline ($5.09B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Delaware products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$45.8B

2015 Value

$80.6B

Projected 2045 Value

75.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Delaware trade was $45.8B. This is expected to increase 75.9% to $80.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Delaware trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $5.19B

  2. $4.06B

  3. $3.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Delaware domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $5.19B, followed by Ohio with $4.06B and Pennsylvania and $3.03B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Delaware shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

97.2% of the population of Bethany Beach, DE has health coverage, with 28.5% on employee plans, 7.43% on Medicaid, 41.4% on Medicare, 19% on non-group plans, and 0.891% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Bethany Beach, DE was $10,254 in 2014. This is a 5% increase from the previous year ($9,766).

Primary care physicians in Bethany Beach, DE see 1403 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (1382 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2074 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 433 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,403 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Delaware see an average of 1,403 patients per year. This represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (1,382 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,254

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,806

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,921

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,460

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Delaware (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5%, from $9,766 to $10,254.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.77%

Uninsured

28.5%

Employer Coverage

7.43%

Medicaid

41.4%

Medicare

19%

Non-Group

0.891%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bethany Beach, DE grew by 61% from 1.72% to 2.77%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bethany Beach, DE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.5% prevalence

  3. 9.8% prevalence

Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Delaware, at 13.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Delaware by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bethany Beach, DE is home to a population of 1.01k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Bethany Beach, DE residents were born outside of the country (52 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bethany Beach, DE is composed of 955 White Alone residents (94.6%), 25 Asian Alone residents (2.48%), 25 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.48%), 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.297%), 2 Two or More Races residents (0.198%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bethany Beach, DE are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

66

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

70

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bethany Beach, DE was 65.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 66, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 70. But people in Bethany Beach, DE are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Bethany Beach, DE residents was 67.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    52 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Bethany Beach, DE residents (52 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bethany Beach, DE was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    16,081 ± 3,087 people

  2. India

    11,282 ± 2,592 people

  3. China

    5,479 ± 1,812 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Delaware was Mexico, the natal country of 16,081 Delaware residents, followed by India with 11,282 and China with 5,479.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Bethany Beach, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bethany Beach, DE was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    955 ± 99

  2. Asian Alone

    25 ± 23

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    25 ± 35.9

In 2017, there were 38.2 times more White Alone residents (955 people) in Bethany Beach, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25 Asian Alone and 25 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Bethany Beach, DE citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Bethany Beach, DE was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bethany Beach, DE are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    87 ± 33

  2. Korea

    23 ± 19

  3. World War II

    22 ± 15

Bethany Beach, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bethany Beach, DE was $495,500 in 2017, which is 2.28 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $477,900 to $495,500, a 3.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Bethany Beach, DE is 95.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bethany Beach, DE have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bethany Beach, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$78,889

Median Household Income

± $6,828

506

Number of Households

± 65

In 2017, the median household income of the 506 households in Bethany Beach, DE grew to $78,889 from the previous year's value of $73,088.

The following chart displays the households in Bethany Beach, DE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$495,500

2017 Median

± $40,608

$477,900

2016 Median

± $20,887

In 2017, the median property value in Bethany Beach, DE grew to to $495,500 from the previous year's value of $477,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bethany Beach, DE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bethany Beach, DE the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bethany Beach, DE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bethany Beach, DE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

95.5%

2017 Homeownership

95.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 95.5% of the housing units in Bethany Beach, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 95.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bethany Beach, DE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bethany Beach, DE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bethany Beach, DE have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bethany Beach, DE have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.69% of the workforce in Bethany Beach, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.5%

  2. Worked At Home

    12.3%

  3. Walked

    8.74%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bethany Beach, DE was Drove Alone (73.5%), followed by those who Worked At Home (12.3%) and those who Walked (8.74%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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