Lewes, DE

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Population

2,961

0.203% growth

Median Age

67.1


Median Household Income

$72,474

8.85% growth

Poverty Rate

5.76%


Number of Employees

1,139

1.73% decline

Median Property Value

$512,100

7.81% growth

About

In 2017, Lewes, DE had a population of 2.96k people with a median age of 67.1 and a median household income of $72,474. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lewes, DE grew from 2,955 to 2,961, a 0.203% increase and its median household income grew from $66,583 to $72,474, a 8.85% increase.

The population of Lewes, DE is 86.7% White Alone, 7.09% Black or African American Alone, and 3.07% Hispanic or Latino. 2.97% of the people in Lewes, DE speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lewes, DE are Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center (20 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Lewes, DE is $512,100, and the homeownership rate is 81.3%. Most people in Lewes, DE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lewes, DE is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lewes, DE employs 1.14k people. The largest industries in Lewes, DE are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (199 people), Retail Trade (148 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (127 people), and the highest paying industries are Health Care & Social Assistance ($96,250), Public Administration ($84,196), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($74,063).

Median household income in Lewes, DE is $72,474. Males in Lewes, 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 Lewes, DE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,474

2017 value

± $12,394

8.85%

1 Year Growth

± 26.7%

Households in Lewes, DE have a median annual income of $72,474, 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 $66,583 in 2016, which represents a 8.85% 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 Lewes, DE 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 Lewes, DE 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 Lewes, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 510.03

  2. Census Tract 509.01

  3. Census Tract 509.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lewes, DE was Census Tract 510.03 with a value of $67,656, followed by Census Tract 509.01 and Census Tract 509.02, with respective values of $63,854 and $58,355.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.76% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lewes, DE (161 out of 2.79k 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 Females 25 - 34 and then Males 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

    161 ± 97

  2. Hispanic

    18 ± 63

  3. Black

    0 ± 56

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lewes, DE is White, followed by Hispanic 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

1.14k

2017 Value

± 245

-1.73%

1 Year decline

± 31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewes, DE declined at a rate of -1.73%, from 1.16k employees to 1.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lewes, DE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (204 people), Management Occupations (188 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (180 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lewes, DE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lewes, DE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (204 people), Management Occupations (188 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (180 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lewes, DE has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (5.87 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.09 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lewes, DE, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($103,892), Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($83,214), and Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($73,482).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.14k

2017 Value

± 245

-1.73%

1 Year decline

± 31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewes, DE declined at a rate of -1.73%, from 1.16k employees to 1.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lewes, DE, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (199 people), Retail Trade (148 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (127 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lewes, DE, though some of these residents may live in Lewes, 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 Lewes, DE, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (199 people), Retail Trade (148 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (127 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lewes, DE has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (3.1 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.5 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.91 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lewes, DE, by median earnings, are Health Care & Social Assistance ($96,250), Public Administration ($84,196), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($74,063).

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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 with $5.16B and Gasoline and $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

97.1% of the population of Lewes, DE has health coverage, with 27% on employee plans, 8.48% on Medicaid, 43% on Medicare, 18.6% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lewes, 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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1403 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Delaware see an average of 1403 patients per year. This represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (1382 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.

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Health Care Coverage

2.86%

Uninsured

27%

Employer Coverage

8.48%

Medicaid

43%

Medicare

18.6%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lewes, DE declined by 17.8% from 3.48% to 2.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lewes, 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

Lewes, DE is home to a population of 2.96k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.69% of Lewes, DE residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lewes, DE is composed of 2.57k White Alone residents (86.7%), 210 Black or African American Alone residents (7.09%), 91 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.07%), 48 Asian Alone residents (1.62%), 27 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.912%), 18 Two or More Races residents (0.608%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lewes, DE are Chinese (39 speakers), Russian (17 speakers), and German (16 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

67

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.7

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 34.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lewes, DE was 67.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 67, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Lewes, DE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lewes, DE residents was 66.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.69%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.69% of Lewes, DE residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lewes, DE was 3.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Lewes, DE was Mexico, the natal country of 16,081 Lewes, DE residents, followed by India with 11,282 and China with 5,479.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Lewes, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lewes, DE was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.57k ± 174

  2. Black or African American Alone

    210 ± 161

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    91 ± 81.7

In 2017, there were 12.2 times more White Alone residents (2.57k people) in Lewes, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 210 Black or African American Alone and 91 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lewes, DE as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese

    39 speakers (1.36%)

  2. Russian

    17 speakers (0.594%)

  3. German

    16 speakers (0.559%)

2.97% of Lewes, DE citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Lewes, DE was Chinese. 1.36% of the overall population of Lewes, DE are native Chinese speakers. 0.594% speak Russian and 0.559% speak Chinese, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    198 ± 79

  2. Korea

    78 ± 54

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    17 ± 32

Lewes, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lewes, DE awarded 20 degrees. The student population of Lewes, DE is skewed towards women, with 9 male students and 44 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lewes, DE are White (19 and 95%), followed by Black or African American (1 and 5%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Lewes, DE by number of degrees awarded are Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center (20 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lewes, DE are Registered Nursing (20 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Lewes, DE are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 20 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Lewes, DE was Registered Nursing with 20 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

20 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Lewes, DE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center with 20 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

19

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lewes, DE, which is 0.0526 times less than the 19 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    19 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lewes, DE were to White students. These 19 degrees mean that there were 19 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lewes, DE was $512,100 in 2017, which is 2.35 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $475,000 to $512,100, a 7.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Lewes, DE is 81.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lewes, DE have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lewes, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$72,474

Median Household Income

± $12,394

1.6k

Number of Households

± 256

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.6k households in Lewes, DE grew to $72,474 from the previous year's value of $66,583.

The following chart displays the households in Lewes, 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$512,100

2017 Median

± $64,999

$475,000

2016 Median

± $38,225

In 2017, the median property value in Lewes, DE grew to to $512,100 from the previous year's value of $475,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lewes, 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 Lewes, DE the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.3%

2017 Homeownership

76.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.3% of the housing units in Lewes, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lewes, 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 Lewes, DE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lewes, DE have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lewes, DE have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Lewes, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67.8%

  2. Worked At Home

    17.3%

  3. Walked

    6.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lewes, DE was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Walked.

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