Bethany Beach, Delaware

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Population in 2017: 1,202 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +33.1%
 
Males: 521  (43.4%)
Females: 681  (56.6%)
Median resident age:

69.0 years
Delaware median age:

40.1 years

Zip codes: 19930.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $82,011 (it was $51,875 in 2000)
Bethany Beach:

$82,011
DE:

$62,852

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $70,595 (it was $41,306 in 2000)

Bethany Beach town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $510,845 (it was $184,000 in 2000)
Bethany Beach:

$510,845
DE:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $667,473; detached houses: $733,518; townhouses or other attached units: $224,505; mobile homes: $78,836

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,215.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bethany Beach: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.3%
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  • Races in Bethany Beach, DE (2010)
    • 1,03397.5%White alone
    • 161.5%Hispanic
    • 50.5%Two or more races
    • 40.4%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Black alone

Races in Bethany Beach detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bethany Beach, Delaware as of January 26, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bethany Beach is 908 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Bethany Beach by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(104.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(309.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(186.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(87.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(104.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(202.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(164.2)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(105.2)
7
(733.8)
3
(316.8)
2
(208.8)
1
(103.0)
2
(202.4)
2
(186.7)
1
(91.8)
2
(180.0)
1
(87.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(335.3)
1
(82.1)
1
(81.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
17
(1,788)
21
(2,201)
9
(950.4)
13
(1,357)
8
(823.9)
13
(1,316)
14
(1,307)
17
(1,561)
9
(810.1)
8
(703.0)
17
(1,462)
7
(586.8)
9
(738.9)
3
(245.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
116
(12,198)
127
(13,312)
133
(14,044)
129
(13,466)
150
(15,448)
153
(15,486)
103
(9,617)
103
(9,458)
80
(7,201)
81
(7,118)
77
(6,621)
60
(5,029)
67
(5,501)
61
(4,984)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(105.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(202.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(91.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(164.2)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(105.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(104.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)642.5948.6691.7675.4943.4828.9662.9513.3380.7421.8367.2309.3350.6232.8

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City-data.com crime index in Bethany Beach, DE

Crime rate in Bethany Beach detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.17
Delaware average:

2.35
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Ancestries: Irish (16.3%), English (13.0%), Russian (11.0%), Austrian (10.0%), German (9.8%), Italian (8.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 07/01/1901

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 1.15 square miles.

Population density: 1,041 people per square mile   (low).

Bethany Beach, Delaware map

45 residents are foreign born (1.2% Africa, 1.1% Europe, 1.0% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

This town:

4.8%
Delaware:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,684 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,465 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (65.0 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (99.1 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (100.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

South Bethany, DE (1.3 miles ),
Ocean View, DE (1.4 miles ),
Millville, DE (1.7 miles ),
Fenwick Island, DE (2.4 miles ),
Long Neck, DE (2.7 miles ),
Frankford, DE (3.1 miles ),
Bishopville, MD (3.1 miles ),
Dagsboro, DE (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 38.54 N, Longitude: 75.06 W

Distribution of median household income in Bethany Beach, DE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bethany Beach, DE in 2017

Property values in Bethany Beach, DE

Bethany Beach satellite photo by USGS

Bethany Beach tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Delaware:

3.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +588 (+186.7%).
Most common industries in Bethany Beach, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.6%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (6.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Bethany Beach, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Top executives (6.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (9.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Carpenters (4.4%)
  • Computer specialists (3.8%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (9.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)

Average climate in Bethany Beach, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.6. This is better than average.

City:

56.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2014 was 2.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.55
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.112. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.112
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Bethany Beach-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Delaware state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Bethany Beach town center injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 43.1 miles away from the town center caused $150,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bethany Beach-area historical earthquake activity is near Delaware state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 134.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 168.2 miles away from Bethany Beach center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 133.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 258.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 348.4 miles away from Bethany Beach center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 376.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sussex County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bethany Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bethany Beach:

  • ATLANTIC SHORES REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MILLSBORO, DE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE REHOBOTH (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE)
  • DELAWARE HOSPICE SOUTHERN DIVISION (Hospital, about 16 miles away; LEWES, DE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethany Beach:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 22 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,159)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 27 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Salisbury University (about 33 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 41 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Delaware State University (about 52 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 53 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Cumberland County College (about 63 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bethany Beach: Bethany Beach Patrol (A), South Coastal Public Library (B), Bethany Beach Town Hall (C), Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Route 26 Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bethany Beach include: Saint Martha's Episcopal Church (A), Saint Anns Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Virtual Fun (Amusement & Theme Parks; 793 Garfield Parkway), Bethany Bytes LLC (Arcades & Amusements; 114 Garfield Pkwy).

Hotels: Westward Pines Motel (10 Kent Avenue), The Stowaway Hotel (4 Spinnaker Village).

Court: Bethany Beach Town - Aldermans Court (Garfield Parkway).

Sussex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bethany Beach and their reported violations in the past:

SUSSEX SHORES WATER COMPANY (Population served: 12,450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
BETHANY BEACH WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 12,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-25-2005), St Public Notif issued (OCT-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
BETHANY CLUB TENNIS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-08-2007), St Public Notif issued (AUG-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2007)
Average household size:
This town:

1.9 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.7%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.0%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Bethany Beach (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Bethany Branch at 33364 South Pennsylvania Avenue, branch established on 1981/05/26. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Bethany Beach Branch at 2 S Pennsylvania Ave, branch established on 1966/06/06. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Bethany Beach:

Marital status in Bethany Beach, DE
  • Never married: 12.1%
  • Now married: 72.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

For population 25 years and over in Bethany Beach:

  • High school or higher: 99.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 58.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Delaware average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bethany Beach
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bethany Beach, DE (based on Sussex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,6817
Mainline Protestant23,803107
Evangelical Protestant16,640115
Black Protestant2,91421
Other6558
Orthodox2202
None125,232-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Sussex County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Sussex County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Sussex County:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 236
Here:

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Sussex County:

28.9%
Delaware:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

55.0%
Delaware:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.7%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Bethany Beach:

28.7
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.9%
Delaware:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.4%
Delaware:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bethany Beach:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

39.6%
Delaware:

34.1%

General health condition:
Bethany Beach:

57.0%
Delaware:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.2%
Delaware:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bethany Beach, DE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$41,116$54,8210$0
Other Government Administration 5$23,880$57,3120$0
Other and Unallocable 5$19,105$45,8521$1,116
Solid Waste Management 4$12,328$36,9840$0
Streets and Highways 3$11,336$45,3440$0
Water Supply 3$14,280$57,1200$0
Financial Administration 2$10,003$60,0180$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,106$36,6361$2,389
Judicial and Legal 1$3,454$41,4480$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 34$141,608$49,9792$3,505

Bethany Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $646,000 ($537.44)
    Regular Highways: $469,000 ($390.18)
    Sewerage: $80,000 ($66.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($26.62)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,149,000 ($955.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $959,000 ($797.84)
    Water Utilities: $758,000 ($630.62)
    Regular Highways: $693,000 ($576.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $573,000 ($476.71)
    Parking Facilities: $417,000 ($346.92)
    Central Staff Services: $410,000 ($341.10)
    Financial Administration: $347,000 ($288.69)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $172,000 ($143.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $149,000 ($123.96)
    Transit Utilities: $100,000 ($83.19)
    Sewerage: $91,000 ($75.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $44,000 ($36.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($16.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parking Facilities: $1,257,000 ($1045.76)
    Regular Highways: $144,000 ($119.80)
    Police Protection: $35,000 ($29.12)
    Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($20.80)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,101,000 ($2579.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $48,000 ($39.93)

Bethany Beach government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $1,723,000 ($1433.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $824,000 ($685.52)
    Other: $149,000 ($123.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $35,000 ($29.12)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $535,000 ($445.09)
    Fines and Forfeits: $277,000 ($230.45)
    Interest Earnings: $58,000 ($48.25)
    Donations From Private Sources: $34,000 ($28.29)
    Sale of Property: $9,000 ($7.49)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,245,000 ($1035.77)
    Transit Utilities: $53,000 ($44.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $217,000 ($180.53)
    Other: $94,000 ($78.20)
  • Tax - Property: $2,486,000 ($2068.22)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,149,000 ($955.91)
    Other License: $423,000 ($351.91)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $174,000 ($144.76)

Bethany Beach government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,770,000 ($2304.49)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,293,000 ($1907.65)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $900,000 ($748.75)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $423,000 ($351.91)

Bethany Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,026,000 ($7509.15)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,000 ($17.47)

6.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($79,777 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($546 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.05%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, DE  0.86% ($39,974 average AGI)
from New Castle County, DE  0.54% ($87,246)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.34% ($48,416)


4.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,221 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($608 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, DE  0.78% ($33,254 average AGI)
to New Castle County, DE  0.38% ($47,441)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.34% ($29,498)
Businesses in Bethany Beach, DE
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1La-Z-Boy1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
CVS1Subway1
FedEx2UPS1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethany Beach:

  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WKHZ (1590 AM; 1 kW; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: RADIO BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethany Beach:

  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WSDL (90.7 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WLBW (92.1 FM; FENWICK ISLAND, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOCM (98.1 FM; SELBYVILLE, DE; Owner: IRIE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWFG (99.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQJZ (97.1 FM; OCEAN PINES, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMD (92.7 FM; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE; Owner: RESORT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WRXS (106.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ATLANTIC RADIO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WOCQ (103.9 FM; BERLIN, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bethany Beach:

  • WEWE-LP (Channel 24; SUSSEX COUNTY, DE; Owner: OCEAN 60 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WRAV-LP (Channel 8; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WBLP-LP (Channel 22; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: OCEAN 22 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLWP-LP (Channel 4; MILLSBORO, ETC., DE; Owner: OCEAN 4 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)

Bethany Beach fatal accident list:

Jun 29, 2016 11:09 PM, Sr-54 Kent Ave, Beachwood Ln, Lat: 38.532731, Lon: -75.062950, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 15, 1999 02:13 AM, Sr-1, Lat: 38.532245, Lon: -75.058957, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 16, 1998 12:45 AM, Sr-1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 26, 1996 09:48 PM, Sr1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 6, 1994 08:50 PM, Sr1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 30, 1987 09:08 PM, 50, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 30, 1984 11:45 AM, 50nb, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Randy K Murray, Muddy Neck Road At Ocean Way Estates (Lat: 38.528611 Lon: -75.081167), Type: 124.4, Overall height: 124.4 m, Registrant: Redi-Call Communications Co., Randym@redicall.Com, , 571 Georg-etown, Phone: (302) 856-9000
  • Randy K Murray, Muddy Neck Road At Ocean Way Estates (Lat: 38.528611 Lon: -75.081167), Type: 124.4, Overall height: 124.4 m, Registrant: Redi-Call Communications Co., Randym@redicall.Com, , 571 Georg-etown, Phone: (302) 856-9000
  • Randy K Murray, Muddy Neck Road At Ocean Way Estates (Lat: 38.528611 Lon: -75.081167), Type: 124.4, Overall height: 124.4 m, Registrant: Signal Towers LLC, Randym@redicall.Com, , 571 Georg-etown, Phone: (302) 856-9000
  • Randy K Murray, Muddy Neck Road At Ocean Way Estates (Lat: 38.528611 Lon: -75.081167), Type: 124.4, Structure height: 10005 m, Overall height: 124.4 m, Registrant: Signal Towers LLC, Randym@redicall.Com, , 571 Georg-etown, Phone: (302) 856-9000
  • chris r kissell, 163 Scannell Blvd. (Lat: 38.547694 Lon: -75.062444), Type: 19.5, Structure height: 10005 m, Overall height: 19.5 m, Registrant: First State Tower & Antenna Service, Crkissell@comcast.Net, , Smyrn-a, De, Phone: (302) 547-4800
  • Muddy Neck Road At Ocean Way Estates (Lat: 38.529167 Lon: -75.080278), Type: 120.0, Overall height: 120 m, Registrant: Redi-Call Communications Co., Redicall@redicall.Com, , 571 Georg-etown, Phone: (302) 856-9000
  • Rd 347 .8 Km E Of Rd 346 (Lat: 38.572500 Lon: -75.115833), Type: 152.0, Overall height: 150 m, Registrant: Great Scott Broadcasting, Potts-town, Phone: (610) 326-4000

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 214 Garfield Pkwy (Lat: 38.536222 Lon: -75.057972), Call Sign: WNDL251,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.745 MHz, Grant Date: 06/12/1995, Expiration Date: 08/20/2000, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2000, Registrant: Bethany Beach, Town Of, Bethany Beach, DE 19930, Phone: (302) 539-8011
  • Garfield Parkway (Lat: 38.536222 Lon: -75.057972), Call Sign: WXR398,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.800 MHz, Grant Date: 05/25/2013, Expiration Date: 07/06/2023, Registrant: Magnum Electronics, Inc., 927 Horsepond Road, Dover, DE 19901, Phone: (302) 734-9250, Fax: (302) 734-1056, Email:
  • Rr1 Box 3291 (Lat: 38.534556 Lon: -75.063722), Call Sign: WQFU783,
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.212 MHz, 469.037 MHz, 469.237 MHz, 469.062 MHz, 469.262 MHz, 469.087 MHz, 469.287 MHz, 469.112 MHz, 469.312 MHz, 469.137 MHz... (+21 more), Grant Date: 10/10/2006, Expiration Date: 10/10/2016, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2016, Certifier: Natalie P Schaffer, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road 134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • FIRE HOUSE, Georgetown 1 Mile East Of Georgetwon Drive (Lat: 38.537500 Lon: -75.058056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQGN437,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.745 MHz, Grant Date: 03/07/2017, Expiration Date: 03/08/2027, Certifier: Richard Parrett, Registrant: Magnum Electronics, 913 Horsepond Rd, Dover, DE 19930, Phone: (302) 734-9250, Fax: (302) 734-1056, Email:
  • Lat: 38.535278 Lon: -75.062778, Call Sign: WQJR963,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 12/09/2008, Expiration Date: 12/09/2018, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2019, Certifier: Paul Pilant, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464
  • Irb - At The Indian River Bridge On De 1 (Lat: 38.607250 Lon: -75.062917), Type: Mast, Structure height: 14.9 m, Call Sign: WQYA777,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.38000 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2016, Expiration Date: 08/02/2026, Certifier: Gene Donaldson, Registrant: Ctc Media Group, 1202 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560, Phone: (252) 633-1490, Fax: (888) 878-5251, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bethany Beach)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bethany Beach)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 32. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 55 took place in 2016, and the least - 9 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bethany Beach, DE When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (72.1%), and Outside Fires (20.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bethany Beach, DE
    • 39772.1%Structure Fires
    • 11520.9%Outside Fires
    • 244.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 152.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bethany Beach, DE

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethany Beach, Delaware:

  • Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, 39642 Jefferson Bridge Rd, Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930 , Phone: (302) 541-9200, Fax: (302) 541-4057
  • Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, 99 Hollywood St, Bethany beach, Delaware 19930 , Phone: (302) 539-3200, Fax: (302) 539-3204
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethany Beach, Delaware
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bethany Beach, DE
  • 83.5%Electricity
  • 8.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.7%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bethany Beach, DE
  • 52.4%Electricity
  • 47.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bethany Beach compared to Delaware state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Bethany Beach on our top lists:

  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in other U.S. states (population 500+)"
  • #44 (19930) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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