South Bethany, Delaware Population 2024

519

South Bethany is a city located in Sussex County Delaware. South Bethany has a 2024 population of 519. South Bethany is currently growing at a rate of 2.98% annually and its population has increased by 13.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 458 in 2020.

The average household income in South Bethany is $168,100 with a poverty rate of 5.31%. The median age in South Bethany is 69.6 years: 71.2 years for males, and 66.7 years for females.

South Bethany Demographics

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

  • White: 83.47%
  • Two or more races: 14.69%
  • Native American: 1.22%
  • Other race: 0.41%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,032.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
13.32% (61)
The current population of South Bethany, Delaware is 519 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 458.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White40983.47%
Two or more races7214.69%
Native American61.22%
Other race20.41%
Asian10.2%
Black or African American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

South Bethany Population by Race

South Bethany Population Pyramid 2024

South Bethany Median Age

69.6

Total

71.2

Male

66.7

Female

South Bethany Adults

There are 486 adults, (307 of whom are seniors) in South Bethany.

South Bethany Age Dependency

173.7

Age Dependency Ratio

171.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

2.2

Child Dependency Ratio

South Bethany Sex Ratio

Female20942.65%
Male28157.35%

South Bethany Population by Age

South Bethany Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3021.6299.30.7
Married2121.81000
Non Family821.0697.62.4
Female62.671000
Male22.51000

1.83

Average Family Size

1.62

Average Household Size

99.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

South Bethany Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade20.42%
Associates Degree469.58%
Bachelors Degree16033.33%
Graduate Degree20141.88%
High School Graduate316.46%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College408.33%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

South Bethany Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Bethany Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White397395281
2+ Races727272
Native American666
Hispanic441
Other Race220
Asian111

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

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

South Bethany Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$93,750$108,750$66,250
Graduate Degree$92,500$250,001$56,042
High School Graduate$0$46,250$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$68,750$106,250$55,417
Some College$51,667$0$56,250

$68,750

Average Earnings

$106,250

Average Male

$55,417

Average Female

South Bethany Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Bethany Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

South Bethany Language

98.37% of South Bethany residents speak only English, while 1.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.82% of the population.

South Bethany Language

South Bethany Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White407266.39%

5.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.63%

Male Poverty Rate

6.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Bethany

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Bethany is White, with 6.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Bethany is White, with 6.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.16%.

South Bethany Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade100%
High School19.35%
Some College11.63%
Bachelors or Greater2.22%

South Bethany Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed50%
Male Employed4.05%
Female Employed0%

South Bethany Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Bethany Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$107,500$192,752
Households$106,840$168,100
Married Families$115,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$85,000$101,960

mean

median

Income by Household Type

South Bethany Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

76.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

79.0%

Male Marriage Rate

73.4%

Female Marriage Rate

South Bethany Married by Age and Sex

male

female

South Bethany 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 55-64.

South Bethany Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

South Bethany Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

102

Number of Veterans

102

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam84
Korea5
World War II4
Second Gulf War2
First Gulf War2

South Bethany Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7478
75+22
55 to 642
18 to 340
35 to 540

South Bethany Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
2+ Races72100%
White297.16%
Asian1100%

South Bethany Veterans by Race

South Bethany Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Bethany Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

30.7%

Labor Force Participation

29.5%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

South Bethany Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

South Bethany Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

South Bethany 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

6.33%

Born in South Bethany

98.16%

Native Born

1.84%

Foreign Born

0.61%

Non Citizen

1.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.16% of South Bethany residents were born in the United States, with 6.33% having been born in Delaware. 0.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

South Bethany Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029596162.76%
2028580152.65%
2027565152.73%
2026550163%
2025534152.89%
2024519152.98%
2023504132.65%
2022491163.37%
2021475173.71%
2020458-74-13.91%
2019532112.11%
2018521122.36%
2017509112.21%
2016498102.05%
201548891.88%
2014479102.13%
201346971.52%
201246251.09%
201145761.33%
201045100%

South Bethany Population by Year