Dewey Beach, Delaware

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Population in 2017: 381 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +26.6%
 
Males: 215  (56.5%)
Females: 166  (43.5%)
Median resident age:

63.1 years
Delaware median age:

40.1 years

Zip codes: 19971.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $125,638 (it was $79,471 in 2000)
Dewey Beach:

$125,638
DE:

$62,852

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $88,800 (it was $51,958 in 2000)

Dewey Beach town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $597,466 (it was $215,200 in 2000)
Dewey Beach:

$597,466
DE:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $832,723; detached houses: $843,156; townhouses or other attached units: $817,311; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $349,055

Median gross rent in 2017: $732.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dewey Beach: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.1%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 91.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Dewey Beach, DE (2010)
    • 30790.0%White alone
    • 205.9%Hispanic
    • 72.1%Black alone
    • 30.9%Two or more races
    • 20.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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

Crime rates in Dewey 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)
4
(1,274)
1
(317.5)
1
(319.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(625.0)
1
(307.7)
1
(290.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(852.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(270.3)
2
(529.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(257.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(955.4)
1
(317.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(632.9)
3
(937.5)
2
(615.4)
2
(581.4)
1
(284.9)
2
(568.2)
1
(276.2)
3
(810.8)
1
(264.6)
1
(259.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(3,185)
19
(6,032)
16
(5,112)
11
(3,481)
17
(5,313)
10
(3,077)
14
(4,070)
6
(1,709)
12
(3,409)
10
(2,762)
11
(2,973)
13
(3,439)
6
(1,554)
6
(1,546)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(955.4)
22
(6,984)
11
(3,514)
9
(2,848)
15
(4,688)
12
(3,692)
16
(4,651)
9
(2,564)
13
(3,693)
22
(6,077)
8
(2,162)
8
(2,116)
0
(0.0)
4
(1,031)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
42
(13,376)
69
(21,905)
42
(13,419)
67
(21,203)
51
(15,938)
58
(17,846)
46
(13,372)
63
(17,949)
74
(21,023)
57
(15,746)
37
(10,000)
34
(8,995)
29
(7,513)
20
(5,155)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(318.5)
1
(317.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(632.9)
3
(937.5)
3
(923.1)
4
(1,163)
4
(1,140)
0
(0.0)
2
(552.5)
1
(270.3)
1
(264.6)
1
(259.1)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(317.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(316.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(270.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)2570.12946.02060.71984.22884.42092.32174.41416.02633.51734.81627.01719.6709.8793.8

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

20.62
Delaware average:

2.35
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Ancestries: German (17.9%), English (13.6%), Irish (10.7%), American (10.0%), Polish (6.4%), Italian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 7 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 1,110 people per square mile   (low).

Dewey Beach, Delaware map

12 residents are foreign born (2.9% Europe, 1.6% Asia).

This town:

3.9%
Delaware:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,609 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,215 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (54.4 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (90.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Rehoboth Beach, DE (1.2 miles ),
Henlopen Acres, DE (1.4 miles),
Lewes, DE (2.6 miles ),
Long Neck, DE (2.6 miles ),
Millville, DE (3.2 miles ),
Bethany Beach, DE (3.3 miles ),
Ocean View, DE (3.3 miles ),
South Bethany, DE (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 38.70 N, Longitude: 75.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

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

Property values in Dewey Beach, DE

Dewey Beach satellite photo by USGS

Dewey Beach tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Delaware:

3.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +93 (+44.7%).
Most common industries in Dewey Beach, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.9%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (17.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.7%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (4.2%)
  • Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.9%)
  • Health care (16.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Dewey Beach, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Top executives (7.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (11.5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (9.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (5.2%)
  • Lawyers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.6%)
  • Registered nurses (10.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.1%)

Average climate in Dewey 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 7.4 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 7.4 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 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Dewey Beach-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Delaware state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Dewey 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 46.8 miles away from the town center caused $150,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dewey 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 124.1 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 171.8 miles away from the city 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 123.2 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 257.6 miles away from Dewey Beach 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 341.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 365.6 miles away from Dewey Beach 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).
Dewey Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dewey Beach:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE REHOBOTH (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE)
  • DELAWARE HOSPICE SOUTHERN DIVISION (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LEWES, DE)
  • BEEBE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; LEWES, DE)
  • LEWES CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LEWES, DE)
  • HARBOR HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LEWES, DE)
  • ATLANTIC SHORES REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MILLSBORO, DE)

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

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 18 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,159)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 32 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Salisbury University (about 38 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • Delaware State University (about 43 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 44 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 48 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cumberland County College (about 52 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Dewey Beach: Dewey Beach Police Department (A), Dewey Beach Town Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Rodney Dunes Pier 12 (Recreation Areas; 12 Rodney Ave).

Hotels: Marina Suites The (1115 Highway One), Bell Buoy (21 Van Dyke St), Sand Palace Motel (Rt 1 & Dagsworthy), Best Western Gold Leaf (1400 Highway One), Rodney Dunes Pier 12 (12 Rodney Ave).

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

1.9 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

49.4%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.2%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.7% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Dewey Beach:

Marital status in Dewey Beach, DE
  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Dewey Beach:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 59.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Delaware average:

11.7

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dewey 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
Here:

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.
Delaware:

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

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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:
This city:

47.9%
Delaware:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

39.9%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

30.2%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

16.7%
State:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dewey Beach:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dewey Beach:

34.9%
Delaware:

34.1%

General health condition:
Dewey Beach:

47.4%
State:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

72.3%
Delaware:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dewey Beach, DE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 10$38,444$46,1336$8,477
Other Government Administration 3$11,183$44,7322$3,372
Other and Unallocable 1$4,399$52,7881$500
Streets and Highways 1$2,821$33,8520$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,023
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$3,622
Totals for Government 15$56,847$45,47813$16,994

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,072,000 ($2813.65)
    General - Other: $606,000 ($1590.55)
    Financial Administration: $504,000 ($1322.83)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $74,000 ($194.23)
    Regular Highways: $57,000 ($149.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $52,000 ($136.48)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($7.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($18.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Toll Highways: $856,000 ($2246.72)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,483,000 ($3892.39)

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

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $797,000 ($2091.86)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($31.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $407,000 ($1068.24)
    General Revenue - Other: $72,000 ($188.98)
  • Tax - Documentary and Stock Transfer: $564,000 ($1480.31)
    Other Selective Sales: $473,000 ($1241.47)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $394,000 ($1034.12)
    Other License: $354,000 ($929.13)
    Other: $194,000 ($509.19)
    Public Utilities Sales: $51,000 ($133.86)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $317,000 ($832.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $271,000 ($711.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,000 ($120.73)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,613,000 ($14732.28)

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 Dewey Beach, DE

  • Best Western: 1
  • Dairy Queen: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Dewey Beach:

  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, 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)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dewey Beach:

  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMD (92.7 FM; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE; Owner: RESORT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, 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)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WQJZ (97.1 FM; OCEAN PINES, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRXS (106.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ATLANTIC RADIO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCZT (98.7 FM; VILLAS, NJ; Owner: WZK, LLC)
  • WDOX (106.7 FM; NORTH CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: WJNN, INC.)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOCQ (103.9 FM; BERLIN, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • W219BZ (91.7 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dewey Beach:

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

Dewey Beach fatal accident list:

Oct 21, 2017 05:00 PM, Sr-1 Coastal Hwy, Lat: 38.695600, Lon: -75.075281, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 2
Aug 12, 1980 04:08 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Dewey Beach)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PL73XC025, De Route 24 (015013) (Lat: 38.652389 Lon: -75.193111), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: WQVK996, Licensee ID: L01744207,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz... (+37 more), Grant Date: 03/16/2015, Expiration Date: 03/16/2025, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
  • PL13XC440, 1713 Bayard Ave (Lat: 38.696111 Lon: -75.077500), Type: Tank, Structure height: 41.5 m, Call Sign: WQWA803,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23125.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/02/2015, Expiration Date: 07/02/2025, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 1117 Hwy One (Lat: 38.691778 Lon: -75.066278), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: KPB694,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 06/16/2015, Expiration Date: 07/05/2025, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E# 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA3GRQ, Grant Date: 05/18/1995, Expiration Date: 05/18/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/19/2007, Registrant: William H Rutherford Jr, 18 Chicago St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Call Sign: W3BSY, Licensee ID: L00262244, Grant Date: 08/07/1995, Expiration Date: 08/07/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/08/2007, Registrant: Michael E Overman, 9 Draper Dr, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Call Sign: W3BSB, Previous Call Sign: KB3IBO, Licensee ID: L00514614, Grant Date: 04/06/2012, Expiration Date: 06/18/2022, Certifier: Brenda S Baker, Registrant: Brenda S Baker, 133 Cornwall Rd, Dewey Beach, DE 19971

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

  • Atlantic Oceanside Motel, 1700 Hwy One, Dewey Beach, Delaware 19971 , Phone: (302) 227-8811, Fax: (302) 227-6812
  • Econo Lodge Resort, 19540 Castal Hwy, Dewey Beach, Delaware 19971 , Phone: (302) 227-0500, Fax: (302) 227-2170
  • Best Western Gold Leaf, 1400 Hwy One, Dewey Beach, Delaware 19971 , Phone: (302) 226-1100, Fax: (302) 226-9785
  • Roadway Inn, 4353 Hwy One, Dewey Beach, Delaware 19971 , Phone: (302) 227-0401, Fax: (302) 227-0174
  • The Marina Suites, 1115 Hwy One, Dewey Beach, Delaware 19971 , Phone: (302) 227-1700, Fax: (302) 227-8958
  • Hampton Inn, 4529 Hwy One, Dewey Beach, Delaware 19971 , Phone: (302) 645-8003, Fax: (302) 645-7003
  • Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, 1301 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, Delaware 19971 , Phone: (302) 864-9100, Fax: (302) 864-9101
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dewey Beach, Delaware
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dewey Beach, DE
  • 66.2%Electricity
  • 26.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dewey Beach, DE
  • 88.2%Electricity
  • 5.9%Utility gas
  • 5.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Dewey Beach compared to Delaware state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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.

Dewey Beach on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #38 (19971) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #84 (19971) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most full service restaurants in 2005"
  • #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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