Lewes, a small town in Delaware, has a population of just over 3,000. Retirees are a frequent sight, as they make up 51% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just over 59, skew notably older than most cities in Delaware, ranking as the fifth-oldest municipality in the state. The majority of Lewes residents own their homes, and 23% of residents rent. The average rent of $1,112 a month is roughly equal to the state average.
Lewes has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 17% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 19% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are three primary industries in Lewes: healthcare, retail, and education. Together, these industries account for 18% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, making it the top career path in the town. Lewes workers take home an average annual income of around $92K, more than the Delaware average. Lewes's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Lewes's average commute time ranks as one of the best in the state at about 22 minutes, 2nd-quickest in the state. Many residents (32%) drive to work, while public transportation is not widely used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
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