Dewey Beach, Delaware Population 2024

405

Dewey Beach is a city located in Sussex County Delaware. Dewey Beach has a 2024 population of 405. Dewey Beach is currently growing at a rate of 3.05% annually and its population has increased by 13.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 357 in 2020.

The average household income in Dewey Beach is $160,066 with a poverty rate of 13.09%. The median age in Dewey Beach is 59.9 years: 57.3 years for males, and 61.6 years for females.

Dewey Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 93.31%
  • Two or more races: 5.57%
  • Other race: 1.11%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,224.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
13.45% (48)
The current population of Dewey Beach, Delaware is 405 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 357.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White33593.31%
Two or more races205.57%
Other race41.11%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dewey Beach Population by Race

Dewey Beach Population Pyramid 2024

Dewey Beach Median Age

59.9

Total

57.3

Male

61.6

Female

Dewey Beach Adults

There are 339 adults, (132 of whom are seniors) in Dewey Beach.

Dewey Beach Age Dependency

73.4

Age Dependency Ratio

63.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

9.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dewey Beach Sex Ratio

Female19052.92%
Male16947.08%

Dewey Beach Population by Age

Dewey Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1941.8586.113.9
Married1062.0891.58.5
Non Family731.1875.324.7
Female153.531000
Male0000

2.26

Average Family Size

1.85

Average Household Size

86.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dewey Beach Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade113.37%
Associates Degree319.51%
Bachelors Degree10732.82%
Graduate Degree10431.9%
High School Graduate3911.96%
Less Than 9th Grade20.61%
Some College329.82%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dewey Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dewey Beach Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White300289207
2+ Races20180
Hispanic640
Other Race444

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

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

Dewey Beach Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$28,929$0$0
Graduate Degree$105,000$130,625$72,188
High School Graduate$5,833$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$71,563$81,691$42,000
Some College$81,094$81,250$0

$71,563

Average Earnings

$81,691

Average Male

$42,000

Average Female

Dewey Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dewey Beach Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dewey Beach Language

95.82% of Dewey Beach residents speak only English, while 4.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.95% of the population.

Dewey Beach Language

Dewey Beach Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3334714.11%

13.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.24%

Male Poverty Rate

14.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dewey Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dewey Beach is White, with 14.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dewey Beach is White, with 14.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.34%.

Dewey Beach Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade61.54%
Some College15.87%
High School15.38%
Bachelors or Greater8.06%

Dewey Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed10.98%

Dewey Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dewey Beach Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$135,625$196,707
Households$98,500$160,066
Married Families$137,083$-999,999,999
Non Families$61,806$99,333

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dewey Beach Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

64.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

72.1%

Male Marriage Rate

57.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Dewey Beach Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dewey Beach Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Dewey Beach Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dewey Beach Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

21

Number of Veterans

21

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam14
Second Gulf War5
First Gulf War5
Korea2
World War II0

Dewey Beach Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7410
75+6
35 to 545
18 to 340
55 to 640

Dewey Beach Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White196.03%
2+ Races210%
Hispanic233.33%

Dewey Beach Veterans by Race

Dewey Beach Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dewey Beach Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

1.7%

Unemployment Rate

Dewey Beach Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dewey Beach Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dewey 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

27.58%

Born in Dewey Beach

98.05%

Native Born

1.95%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.05% of Dewey Beach residents were born in the United States, with 27.58% having been born in Delaware. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Dewey Beach Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029465122.65%
2028453122.72%
2027441122.8%
2026429122.88%
2025417122.96%
2024405123.05%
2023393102.61%
2022383133.51%
2021370133.64%
2020357-44-10.97%
201940192.3%
201839282.08%
201738482.13%
201637682.17%
201536871.94%
201436171.98%
201335451.43%
201234941.16%
201134551.47%
201034000%

Dewey Beach Population by Year