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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  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
    A-
Lewes is a town in Delaware with a population of 3,118. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$540,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,121
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Lewes 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
    91.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    182.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,156.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    4%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    5%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    53%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Lewes

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$86,417
National
$55,322

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Lewes Reviews

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Lewes is an amazing, quaint beach town. There are tons of things to do! You can go to the beach, explore the local museums, drive down to the Rehoboth boardwalk and outlets, explore the small town shops, eat at amazing seafood restaurants, and more! Not only are there tons of things to do, but there is affordable housing minutes away from the beach and amazing public schools right nearby. There are lots of job opportunities and it a very family friendly, diverse, safe town.
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I've lived in Lewes for most of my life, and I cannot imagine growing up in a better community. The town is part of arguably the best school district in Southern Delaware, which is always a positive. Not only that, but it is a very beautiful place in a state that is often looked over in terms of beauty. The Cape Henlopen State Park alone can prove that. The only downside of Lewes is the fact that other people like it and want to visit, which leads to major traffic and congestion in the summer months on Route 1 (our only major highway). At least the tourism provides all the locals with summer jobs!
Lewes is a small town filled with historical sights, beaches and family friendly residential areas. Everything is a short bike ride away on the many trails created for the safety and accessibility of bikers and children. The local public schools excels in sports and academics, filled with amazing staff and a healthy student atmosphere. The many restaurants and family run establishments makes it easy for anyone to find and keep a well paying job. The beaches are kept clean, offering a perfect vacation spot for all. Lewes is just a short ferry ride from cape may NJ causing a swarm of visiting tourists each summer.