Bethany Beach, Delaware Population 2024

1,096

Bethany Beach is a city located in Sussex County Delaware. Bethany Beach has a 2024 population of 1,096. Bethany Beach is currently growing at a rate of 3.1% annually and its population has increased by 13.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 962 in 2020.

The average household income in Bethany Beach is $157,568 with a poverty rate of 2.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bethany Beach is 66.8 years, 68 years for males, and 65.8 years for females.

Bethany Beach Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bethany Beach was:

  • White: 93.14%
  • Asian: 5.83%
  • Two or more races: 1.03%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
954.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
13.93% (134)
The current population of Bethany Beach, Delaware is 1,096 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 962.

Bethany Beach, Delaware Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White99193.14%
Asian625.83%
Two or more races111.03%
Black or African American
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Bethany Beach Population by Race

Bethany Beach Population Pyramid 2024

Bethany Beach Median Age

66.8

Total

68

Male

65.8

Female

Bethany Beach Adults

There are 1,024 adults, (592 of whom are seniors) in Bethany Beach.

Bethany Beach Age Dependency

146.3

Age Dependency Ratio

137

Old Age Dependency Ratio

9.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethany Beach Sex Ratio

Female58454.89%
Male48045.11%

Bethany Beach Population by Age

Bethany Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5222.0495.24.8
Married3162.497.52.5
Non Family1871.490.99.1
Female172.411000
Male221000
showing: 5 rows

2.39

Average Family Size

2.04

Average Household Size

95.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bethany Beach Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bethany Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bethany Beach Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Bethany Beach Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$82,188

Average Earnings

$91,563

Average Male

$55,000

Average Female

Bethany Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bethany Beach Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bethany Beach Language

84.02% of Bethany Beach residents speak only English, while 15.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9.28% of the population.

Bethany Beach Language

Bethany Beach Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian62914.52%
White97490.92%
Multiple11654.55%
Hispanic19421.05%
showing: 4 rows

2.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.33%

Male Poverty Rate

2.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethany Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethany Beach is Multiple, with 54.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethany Beach is White, with 0.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 7.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 1.96%.

Bethany Beach Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.5%
Bachelors or Greater2.3%
High School2.29%
Some College
showing: 4 rows

Bethany Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed66.67%
Male Employed4.44%
Female Employed1.81%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Bethany Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethany Beach Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bethany Beach Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

71.0%

Male Marriage Rate

55.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethany Beach Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bethany Beach Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bethany Beach Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bethany Beach Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

129

Number of Veterans

129

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Bethany Beach Veterans by War

count

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Bethany Beach Veterans by Age

count

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Bethany Beach Veterans by Race

Bethany Beach Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethany Beach Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

38.6%

Labor Force Participation

37.7%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Bethany Beach Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bethany Beach Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bethany Beach Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

10.62%

Born in Bethany Beach

90.13%

Native Born

9.87%

Foreign Born

5.45%

Non Citizen

4.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.13% of Bethany Beach residents were born in the United States, with 10.62% having been born in Delaware. 5.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bethany Beach Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,261332.69%
20281,228332.76%
20271,195332.84%
20261,162332.92%
20251,129333.01%
20241,096333.1%
20231,063333.2%
20221,030333.31%
2021997353.64%
2020962-288-23.04%
20191,250262.12%
20181,224282.34%
20171,196262.22%
20161,170242.09%
20151,146232.05%
20141,123211.91%
20131,102171.57%
20121,085141.31%
20111,071131.23%
20101,058
showing: 20 rows

Bethany Beach Population by Year