Bethany Beach, DE

Census Place

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Population
1,006
0.396% 1-year decline
US Senator
Tom Carper
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Coons
Democratic Party
Median Age
66.2

Poverty Rate
0.895%

Median Household Income
$79,904
1.29% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$509,400
2.81% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
323
3.29% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Bethany Beach, DE had a population of 1.01k people with a median age of 66.2 and a median household income of $79,904. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Bethany Beach, DE declined from 1,010 to 1,006, a -0.396% decrease and its median household income grew from $78,889 to $79,904, a 1.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bethany Beach, DE are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.4%), White (Hispanic) (2.09%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.298%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.0994%). 0% of the households in Bethany Beach, DE speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.7% of the residents in Bethany Beach, DE are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Bethany Beach, DE was $509,400, and the homeownership rate was 96.9%. Most people in Bethany Beach, DE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Bethany Beach, DE was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Delaware, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Delaware (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Delaware. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Delaware.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Delaware across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Sussex County, DE went to Donald J. Trump with 59.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (37.1%), followed by Other (3.83%). The most partisan county was New Castle County, DE with 62.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing the state of Delaware. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Bethany Beach, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Sussex County, DE
59.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Delaware
  1. 62.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 59.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 49.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Delaware was New Castle County, DE with 62.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Delaware colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Delaware

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Tom Carper
Senator from Delaware1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Chris Coons
Senator from Delaware2
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Ted Kaufman, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Joe Biden, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing Delaware.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Delaware over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Bethany Beach, DE

Lisa Blunt Rochester
Delaware at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Bethany Beach, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Bethany Beach, DE have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Bethany Beach, DE is home to a population of 1.01k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.08% of Bethany Beach, DE residents were born outside of the country (31 people).

In 2018, there were 46.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (970 people) in Bethany Beach, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21 White (Hispanic) and 11 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bethany Beach, DE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    970 ± 94
  2. White (Hispanic)
    21 ± 18
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    11 ± 11
2.09%
Hispanic Population
21 people

In 2018, there were 46.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (970 people) in Bethany Beach, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21 White (Hispanic) and 11 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.09% of the people in Bethany Beach, DE are hispanic (21 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bethany Beach, DE as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.08%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
31 people
5.15%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
52 people

As of 2018, 3.08% of Bethany Beach, DE residents (31 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bethany Beach, DE was 5.15%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

66
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
71
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 8.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Bethany Beach, DE was 66.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 66, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 71. But people in Bethany Beach, DE are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Bethany Beach, DE residents was 66.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,576 ± 3,133 people
  2. India
    11,316 ± 2,596 people
  3. China
    5,632 ± 1,837 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Delaware was Mexico, the natal country of 16,576 Delaware residents, followed by India with 11,316 and China with 5,632.

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Citizenship

99.7%
2018 Citizenship
99.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.7% of Bethany Beach, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Bethany Beach, DE was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    79 ± 28
  2. Korea
    20 ± 16
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    10 ± 9

Bethany Beach, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Bethany Beach, DE is $79,904. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Bethany Beach, DE was Census Tract 512.02 with a value of $86,563, followed by Census Tract 512.03 and N/A, with respective values of $78,750 and N/A.

Males in Delaware have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,558. The income inequality in Delaware (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Bethany Beach, DE employs 323 people. The largest industries in Bethany Beach, DE are Retail Trade (55 people), Accommodation & Food Services (48 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (37 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Wholesale Trade ($132,969), and Public Administration ($123,958).

Wages

Median Household Income

$79,904
2018 value
± $8,952
1.29%
1 Year Growth
± 14%

Households in Bethany Beach, DE have a median annual income of $79,904, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $78,889 in 2017, which represents a 1.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,792
Average Male Salary in Delaware
± $3,969
$55,558
Average Female Salary in Delaware
± $2,960

In 2019, full-time male employees in Delaware made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Delaware by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Delaware
  1. Asian
    $75,832 ± $15,047
  2. White
    $56,704 ± $2,749
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $56,209 ± $58,034

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Delaware workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.34 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Delaware.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bethany Beach, DE is from Delaware.
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Delaware
0.46
2018 Wage GINI in Delaware

In 2019, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Delaware was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bethany Beach, DE was Census Tract 512.02 with a value of $86,563, followed by Census Tract 512.03 and N/A, with respective values of $78,750 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Bethany Beach, DE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

0.895% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bethany Beach, DE (9 out of 1.01k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Females 65 - 74.

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
    6 ± 54
  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

323
2018 Value
± 85
-3.29%
1 Year decline
± 39%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bethany Beach, DE declined at a rate of -3.29%, from 334 employees to 323 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bethany Beach, DE, are Sales & Related Occupations (59 people), Management Occupations (53 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (47 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 Sales & Related Occupations (59 people), Management Occupations (53 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (47 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 (4.64 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.99 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bethany Beach, DE, by median earnings, are Sales & Related Occupations ($120,417), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($101,667), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($96,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

323
2018 Value
± 85
-3.29%
1 Year decline
± 39%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bethany Beach, DE declined at a rate of -3.29%, from 334 employees to 323 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bethany Beach, DE, are Retail Trade (55 people), Accommodation & Food Services (48 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (37 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 Retail Trade (55 people), Accommodation & Food Services (48 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (37 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bethany Beach, DE has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.37 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (2.34 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.96 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bethany Beach, DE, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Wholesale Trade ($132,969), and Public Administration ($123,958).

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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. $11B
  2. $6.39B
  3. $4.17B

In 2018, the top outbound Delaware product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $11B, followed by Gasoline ($6.39B) and Crude petroleum ($4.17B).

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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$53B
2018 Value in Delaware
$112B
Projected 2045 Value in Delaware
111% growth

In 2018, total outbound Delaware trade was $53B. This is expected to increase 111% to $112B 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. $4.56B
  2. $4.18B
  3. $3.81B

In 2018, the top outbound Delaware domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $4.56B, followed by Pennsylvania with $4.18B and Ohio and $3.81B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bethany Beach, DE was $509,400 in 2018, which is 2.22 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $495,500 to $509,400, a 2.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Bethany Beach, DE is 96.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bethany Beach, DE have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bethany Beach, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$509,400
2018 Median
± $53,469
$495,500
2017 Median
± $40,608

In 2018, the median property value in Bethany Beach, DE grew to to $509,400 from the previous year's value of $495,500.

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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Household Income

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$79,904
Median Household Income
± $8,952
509
Number of Households
± 70

In 2018, the median household income of the 509 households in Bethany Beach, DE grew to $79,904 from the previous year's value of $78,889.

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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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

96.9%
2018 Homeownership
95.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 96.9% of the housing units in Bethany Beach, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 95.5%.

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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Commute Time

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bethany Beach, DE have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.15% of the workforce in Bethany Beach, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (76.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.1%)
  3. Walked (7.01%)

In 2018, 76.1% of workers in Bethany Beach, DE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.1%) and those who walked to work (7.01%).

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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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Health

96.5% of the population of Bethany Beach, DE has health coverage, with 25.5% on employee plans, 6.96% on Medicaid, 42.1% on Medicare, 20.8% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sussex County, DE see 1615 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.373% increase from the previous year (1609 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4109 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 506 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.9%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,615 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sussex County, DE

Primary care physicians in Sussex County, DE see an average of 1,615 patients per year. This represents a 0.373% increase from the previous year (1,609 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sussex County, DE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$10,254
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Delaware
$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

3.48%
Uninsured
25.5%
Employer Coverage
6.96%
Medicaid
42.1%
Medicare
20.8%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bethany Beach, DE grew by 25.5% from 2.77% to 3.48%.

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. 13.9% prevalence
  2. 12.9% prevalence
  3. 10.6% prevalence

Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Delaware, at 13.9%.

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

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