Bethany Beach, Delaware

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Population in 2014: 1,142 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +26.5%
 
Males: 556  (48.7%)
Females: 586  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  68.0 years
Delaware median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 19930.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $59,366 (it was $51,875 in 2000)
Bethany Beach:

$59,366
DE:

$57,846

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $41,818 (it was $41,306 in 2000)

Bethany Beach town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $428,731 (it was $184,000 in 2000)
Bethany Beach:

$428,731
DE:

$226,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $266,382; Detached houses: $306,352; Townhouses or other attached units: $251,701; In 2-unit structures: $132,385; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $320,469; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $310,763; Mobile homes: $67,029; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $294,561

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,303.

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  • Races in Bethany Beach, DE (2010)

    Bethany Beach races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bethany Beach: 98.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (22.1%), English (15.4%), German (15.3%), Italian (8.1%), Scottish (4.2%), Russian (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 07/01/1901

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 1.15 square miles.

Population density: 989 people per square mile   (low).

Bethany Beach,DE real estate house value index trend

Bethany Beach, Delaware map

For population 25 years and over in Bethany Beach:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethany Beach town:

  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

36 residents are foreign born (2.4% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.6% Latin America).

This town:

4.0%
Delaware:

5.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,566 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,269 (0.3%)

Bethany Beach satellite photo by USGS

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

Bethany Beach household income distribution Bethany Beach home values distribution

Property values in Bethany Beach, DE


Crime rates in Bethany Beach by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000100302001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0104.80.00.0309.00.0186.70.00.087.9
Robberies 0000100020000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0104.80.00.00.0202.40.00.00.00.0
Assaults 4441732122121
per 100,000 430.1438.6436.2105.2733.8316.8208.8103.0202.4186.791.8180.087.9
Burglaries 187111721913813141798
per 100,000 1,935.5767.51,199.61,787.62,201.3950.41,357.0823.91,315.81,307.21,561.1810.1703.0
Thefts 7297971161271331291501531031038081
per 100,000 7,741.910,636.010,578.012,197.713,312.414,044.413,465.615,448.015,485.89,617.29,458.27,200.77,117.8
Auto thefts 1011000020100
per 100,000 107.50.0109.1105.20.00.00.00.0202.40.091.80.00.0
Arson 0001001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0105.20.00.0104.40.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 561.9590.1627.7668.7987.4719.9703.0981.9862.8690.0534.3396.3439.0

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Crime rate in Bethany Beach detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.79
Delaware average:

2.35

Bethany Beach tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Delaware:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +588 (+186.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Legal occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Bethany Beach: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bethany Beach, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 69.9. This is about average.

City:

69.9
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.32. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.32
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.378. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.378
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 4.6%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Delaware average:

12.0

Bethany Beach travel time to work - commute Bethany Beach mode of transportation to work chart

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

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
Financial Administration 2$10,003$60,0180$0
Other Government Administration 5$23,880$57,3120$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,454$41,4480$0
Police Protection - Officers 9$41,116$54,8210$0
Streets and Highways 3$11,336$45,3440$0
Solid Waste Management 4$12,328$36,9840$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,106$36,6361$2,389
Water Supply 3$14,280$57,1200$0
Other and Unallocable 5$19,105$45,8521$1,116
Totals for Government 34$141,608$49,9792$3,505

Bethany Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $464,000 ($406.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $404,000 ($353.77)
    Regular Highways: $318,000 ($278.46)
    Water Utilities: $43,000 ($37.65)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($3.50)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,096,000 ($959.72)
    Water Utilities: $667,000 ($584.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $602,000 ($527.15)
    Regular Highways: $522,000 ($457.09)
    Central Staff Services: $521,000 ($456.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $407,000 ($356.39)
    Parking Facilities: $229,000 ($200.53)
    Financial Administration: $226,000 ($197.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $183,000 ($160.25)
    Natural Resources - Other: $172,000 ($150.61)
    General - Other: $76,000 ($66.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,000 ($30.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $55,000 ($48.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $114,000 ($99.82)
    Police Protection: $111,000 ($97.20)
    General - Other: $106,000 ($92.82)
    Parking Facilities: $45,000 ($39.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($32.40)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($23.64)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($19.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,095,000 ($1834.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $135,000 ($118.21)

Bethany Beach government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $658,000 ($576.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $628,000 ($549.91)
    All Other: $23,000 ($20.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $25,000 ($21.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $313,000 ($274.08)
    Interest Earnings: $179,000 ($156.74)
    General Revenue, NEC: $59,000 ($51.66)
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000 ($17.51)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($3.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $851,000 ($745.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $208,000 ($182.14)
    All Other: $108,000 ($94.57)
    Water Utilities: $50,000 ($43.78)
  • Tax - Property: $2,299,000 ($2013.13)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $723,000 ($633.10)
    Other License: $522,000 ($457.09)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $161,000 ($140.98)
    Public Utilities Sales: $67,000 ($58.67)

Bethany Beach government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,459,000 ($3028.90)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,951,000 ($2584.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $508,000 ($444.83)

Bethany Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,841,000 ($5114.71)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,000 ($35.03)

5.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Delaware average:

5.01%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($303 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.04%
Delaware average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kent County, DE  0.68% ($31,255 average AGI)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.38% ($40,062)
from Worcester County, MD  0.17% ($36,023)


4.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,649 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.39%
Delaware average:

4.68%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($369 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.04%
Delaware average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kent County, DE  0.73% ($31,909 average AGI)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.31% ($26,704)
to Worcester County, MD  0.13% ($30,570)

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:

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:

6
  • 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: 3028569000, Randym@redicall.Com, 543 S. BEDFORD ST.
  • 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: 3028569000, Randym@redicall.Com, 543 S. BEDFORD ST.
  • 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: 3028569000, Randym@redicall.Com, 543 S. BEDFORD ST.
  • 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: 3028569000, Randym@redicall.Com, 543 S. BEDFORD ST.
  • Muddy Neck Road At Ocean Way Estates (Lat: 38.529167 Lon: -75.080278), Type: 120.0, Overall height: 120 m, Registrant: 3028569000, Redicall@redicall.Com, 543 S. BEDFORD ST.
  • Rd 347 .8 Km E Of Rd 346 (Lat: 38.572500 Lon: -75.115833), Type: 152.0, Overall height: 150 m, Registrant: 6103264000, , 224 MAUGERS MILL RD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 214 Garfield Pkwy (Lat: 38.536222 Lon: -75.057972), Call Sign: WNDL251
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.745 MHzGrant Date: 06/12/1995, Expiration Date: 08/20/2000, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2000Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/25/2013, Expiration Date: 07/06/2023Registrant: 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, Certifier: Natalie P SchafferRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/08/2007, Expiration Date: 03/08/2017, Certifier: Richard ParrettRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/09/2008, Expiration Date: 12/09/2018, Certifier: Paul PilantRegistrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 23

Incident types - Bethany Beach

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bethany Beach, DE

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

  • Bethany Arms Motel, 99 Hollywood St, Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930 , Phone: (302) 539-9603
  • Blue Surf Motel, 98 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930 , Phone: (302) 539-7531, Fax: (302) 539-7605
  • 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 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethany Beach, Delaware

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
Businesses in Bethany Beach, DE
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1La-Z-Boy1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
CVS1Subway1
FedEx2UPS1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1

Bethany Beach compared to Delaware state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • House age 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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