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2.36% growth
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Median Household Income
18.8% growth
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7.31% growth
Median Property Value
0.48% decline

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The economy of Lewes, DE employs 1,159 people. The economy of Lewes, DE is specialized in Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 3.53; 2.77; and 1.49 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lewes, DE are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (229), Retail trade (200), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (157), and the highest paying industries are Healthcare & Social Assistance ($53,750), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($44,966), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($43,929).

Median household income in Lewes, DE is $66,583. Males in Lewes, DE have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,392. The income inequality of Lewes, DE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lewes, DE. In Sussex County, DE the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 66 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,874. New Castle County, DE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Delaware.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Lewes, DE is from the county of Sussex County, DE.

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Lewes, DE is home to a population of 2,955 people, from which 98.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lewes, DE is composed of 2,510 White residents (84.9%), 278 Black residents (9.4%), 84 Hispanic residents (2.84%), 38 Asian residents (1.29%), and 28 Two+ residents (0.95%). The most common foreign languages in Lewes, DE are Chinese (39 speakers), Russian (17 speakers), and German (16 speakers), but compared to other places, Lewes, DE has a relative high number of Italian (13 speakers), German (16 speakers), and Russian (17 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lewes, DE awarded 16 degrees. The student population of Lewes, DE is skewed N/A females, with 0 male students and 16 female students. Most students in Lewes, DE are White (16 and 100%), followed by Two or more races (0 and N/A), American Indian (0 and N/A), and Hispanic or Latino (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Lewes, DE by number of graduates are Beebe Medical Center Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing (16 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Lewes, DE are Registered Nursing (16 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Lewes, DE are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lewes, DE is $475,000, which is 2.32 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $477,300 to $475,000, a 0.48% increase. The homeownership rate of Lewes, DE is 76.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lewes, DE have an average commute time of 14.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lewes, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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