Fenwick Island, DE Overview

Known as “The Quiet Resorts, “the small towns of Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach and South Bethany Beach claim only about 800 year-round residents.  This seven-mile stretch of sandy, Atlantic Ocean beach is ideal for swimming, fishing, surfing, sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, fishing, crabbing, water-skiing and boating.  Nestled in the southeastern corner of the state, Fenwick Island attracts many retirees with its combination of small-town ambiance and superb recreational amenities.  The town is most famous for its historic lighthouse that began operating in 1859.  Other attractions include an abundance of quaint shops and a magnificent state park. 


Population Growth (since 2000)4%
Population Density (ppl / mile)1,081.00
Household Size (ppl)1.841
Households w/ Children2%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover2%
5+ Years in Residency43%
Median Year in Residency4.4

Housing Inventory

Fenwick Island, DE Housing Inventory 2516656156125166561

Market Overview

41 listings with an estimated median price of $699,900

$200K - 300K1
$300K - 400K3
$400K - 500K4
$500K - 600K5
$600K - 700K8
$700K - 800K1
$800K - 900K1
$900K - 1M2
$1M - Max16
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Single Family19
Lots and Land7

(Data as of 7/5/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Fenwick Island, DE Population Demographics

Total: 357


Median Age: 66.29

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Fenwick Island, DE Temperature

Weather Risk

Fenwick Island, DE Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Fenwick Island, DE Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Fenwick Island, DE Highest Education Level Attained 96831091596896839159

Employment and Finance


Fenwick Island, DE Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $67,005)

Fenwick Island, DE Income by dollar range 775436416619342517888101

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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Fenwick Island, DE Crime

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