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Lewes
  • Town in Delaware

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade C+
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B minus
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Lewes is a town in Delaware with a population of 3,266. Lewes is in Sussex County and is one of the best places to live in Delaware. Living in Lewes offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Lewes and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lewes are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$612,700
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,099
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade A minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    59.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    29.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,036.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    1%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    1%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    3%
  • 45-54 years
    4%
  • 55-64 years
    23%
  • 65+ years
    54%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

Working in Lewes

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,609
National
$64,994

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