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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Bethany Beach is a town in Delaware with a population of 1,010. Bethany Beach is in Sussex County and is one of the best places to live in Delaware. Living in Bethany Beach offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Bethany Beach and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Bethany Beach are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$495,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,211
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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Bethany Beach Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    82.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    164.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    738.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,500.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    164.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    2%
  • 45-54 years
    4%
  • 55-64 years
    23%
  • 65+ years
    53%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Bethany Beach

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,889
National
$55,322
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