Here Are The 14 Richest Towns in Delaware

Did you know that Delaware ranked as the ninth richest state based on the 2010 census with a per-capita income higher than the U.S. average? Who knew? Using data based on the 2010 census (currently the only available data for this set of information thus far), the following census-designated areas of the state have the highest income per capita. We focused on those where the per capita income was more than $30,000. Here are some of the richest towns in Delaware:

Do any of these surprise you? Were there places that didn’t make the list that surprise you? Where do you think the richest towns in Delaware are? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Address: Ardentown, DE, USA
Address: Ardencroft, DE 19810, USA
Address: Arden, DE 19810, USA
Address: Fenwick Island, DE, USA
Address: Bethany Beach, DE, USA
Address: Lewes, DE 19958, USA
Address: Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA
Address: South Bethany, DE, USA
Address: Dewey Beach, DE 19971, USA
Address: Greenville, DE 19807, USA
Address: Henlopen Acres, DE 19971, USA
Address: Pike Creek, DE, USA
Address: Hockessin, DE, USA
Address: North Star, DE, USA
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Richest Towns in Delaware

August 05, 2022

What are some rich neighborhoods in Delaware?  

Just like anywhere else, Delaware has its more affluent neighborhoods and less affluent neighborhoods. In 2020, the median income for residents of Delaware was $34,513 per year per capita. Some of the wealthiest people in the wealthiest neighborhoods, however, often have incomes much higher than that. The wealthiest rich neighborhoods in Delaware include Bethany Beach, where the average home cost is $848,800, Rehoboth Beach, where the average home cost is $758,900, Lewes, where the average home is $470,600, and Selbyville, where the average home is $402,500.  

Where are the best places to live in Delaware?  

While “best” is certainly objective, one could use the crime rates to decipher which towns are the “best” versus which are the “worst.” We’ve written many topics on the subject, and it’s an interesting thing to research. At the time of this writing, the best places to live in Delaware (as decided by crime rates) include Ocean View, which has a crime rate less than half of the national average and holds the title of the safest town in Delaware! Milton comes in at a close second, with excellently affordable rent and low crime. We also love Clayton, another small town in Delaware with a crime rate 50% the national average. 

What is the wealthiest town in Delaware?  

At the time of this writing, the wealthiest town in Delaware as indicated by per-capita income is Greenville, whose residents average an impressive $83,223 annually. More than 25,000 households in Delaware make more than one million dollars per year, and lots of those folks live in Greenville, though many others also call some of the places listed in the above paragraph home instead. When thinking of wealth and money, folks often think of places like California or New York, but Delaware is a big one, too!

Address: Ardentown, DE, USA
Address: Ardencroft, DE 19810, USA
Address: Arden, DE 19810, USA
Address: Fenwick Island, DE, USA
Address: Bethany Beach, DE, USA
Address: Lewes, DE 19958, USA
Address: Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA
Address: South Bethany, DE, USA
Address: Dewey Beach, DE 19971, USA
Address: Greenville, DE 19807, USA
Address: Henlopen Acres, DE 19971, USA
Address: Pike Creek, DE, USA
Address: Hockessin, DE, USA
Address: North Star, DE, USA