Lewes is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 3,303 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Lewes is the 19th largest community in Delaware.
Lewes home prices are not only among the most expensive in Delaware, but Lewes real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Lewes is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lewes is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lewes who work in sales jobs (20.81%), teaching (19.20%), and business and financial occupations (11.00%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.05% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another notable thing is that Lewes is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Lewes is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Lewes is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Lewes, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.41 minutes every day commuting to work.
If knowledge is power, Lewes is a pretty powerful place. 52.33% of the adults in Lewes have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Lewes in 2018 was $63,144, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $252,576 for a family of four. However, Lewes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Lewes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lewes residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lewes include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lewes is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.