Bethany Beach, DE Overview

Known as “The Quiet Resorts,”the small towns of Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island 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.  Bethany Beach and neighboring South Bethany Beach were founded in the early 1900s.  Both maintain the charm of original cottages as well as single-family homes, handsome estates, vacation houses, condominiums, and lovely waterfront developments.


Population Growth (since 2000) 29%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,032.00
Household Size (ppl) 1.903
Households w/ Children 7%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 11%
5+ Years in Residency 42%
Median Year in Residency 4.38

Housing Inventory

Bethany Beach, DE Housing Inventory 65 570 1,659 1,659 65 570 1,659

Market Overview

135 listings with an estimated median price of $775,000

Price Count
$100K - 200K 2
$200K - 300K 6
$300K - 400K 17
$400K - 500K 6
$500K - 600K 16
$600K - 700K 13
$700K - 800K 14
$800K - 900K 9
$900K - 1M 9
$1M - Max 43
Property Type Count
Single Family 78
Townhouse 18
Condo 8
Commercial 1
Rental 2
Lots and Land 30

(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.

Bethany Beach, DE Population Demographics

Total: 1,188


Median Age: 68.05

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)

Bethany Beach, DE Temperature

Weather Risk

Bethany Beach, 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

Bethany Beach, DE Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Bethany Beach, DE Highest Education Level Attained 173 211 102 16 14 228 333 173 211 102 16 14 228

Employment and Finance


Bethany Beach, DE Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $76,740)

Bethany Beach, DE Income by dollar range 13 10 12 20 19 13 21 31 53 46 71 103 74 46 62 16 22 2

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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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Bethany Beach, DE Crime

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