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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Dewey Beach is a town in Delaware with a population of 297. Dewey Beach is in Sussex County and is one of the best places to live in Delaware. Living in Dewey Beach offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dewey Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Residents of Dewey Beach tend to be conservative. The public schools in Dewey Beach are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$690,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$900
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,554.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    259.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    7,513
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    259.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    1%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    4%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    39%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Dewey Beach

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,750
National
$55,322
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Dewey Beach Reviews

3 reviews
I love Dewey Beach!! The people are friendly and always willing to help. Everything is conveniently located. The beaches are very clean and it is a dog friendly beach!! There are about 5 sets of Tanger Outlet complexes. Everything is in walking distance. You can rent a house or apartment, park your car, and walk to everything! Another plus...the state of Delaware is tax free!!!!
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Living here is very laid back, but recently there has been way to much construction and people moving down. I think that if we do not stop building developments we will become over populated, more polluted, and create a less easy care free living area that this place used to be.
The crime rate here does not seem to be back. Dewey during the summer gets a little crazy with all the bars but the cops always seem to be on it. Some times my family and I joke about how the cops have nothing better to do than bust under age drinkers.