Bethany Beach, Delaware is a small town with a population of slightly more than 1,000. Retirees are typical, as they account for 53% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. At an average age of just under 58, the town's residents are notablyolder than most cities in Delaware, ranking as the seventh-oldest municipality in the state. Just 3% of residents rent in Bethany Beach, as most own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,500/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,093.
Bethany Beach has an average commute time of about 26 minutes, shorter than the state average of about 27 minutes. Driving is the typical means of commuting to work, selected by 21% of commuters, while public transit isn't used much. Few residents commute to work on foot.
Bethany Beach has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 18% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 28% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Entertainment is the most common industry in Bethany Beach, making up 6% of the population. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 8% of the town's population works in management, which ranks as the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of just under $99,000, Bethany Beach workers take home about $24,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. Bethany Beach's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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