Townsend is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 2,717 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Townsend is the 22nd largest community in Delaware. Much of the housing stock in Townsend was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Townsend economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Townsend, where the median household income is $137,856.00.
Townsend home prices are not only among the most expensive in Delaware, but Townsend real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Townsend is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Townsend is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Townsend who work in business and financial occupations (16.95%), office and administrative support (13.49%), and management occupations (9.02%).
Also of interest is that Townsend has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 18.63% 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.
Because of many things, Townsend is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Townsend a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Townsend has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Townsend’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Townsend is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Townsend, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.19 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Townsend is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.70% of adults in Townsend have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Townsend in 2018 was $39,268, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,072 for a family of four.
Townsend is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Townsend home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Townsend residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Townsend include German, English, Irish, Italian, and African.
The most common language spoken in Townsend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.