The personal injury lawyers in Dewey Beach, DE, at My Delaware Lawyers would like to share some of the neighborhood’s history and highlights.
This coastal town is incorporated and located in the eastern region of Sussex County in the state of Delaware. The 211.2-acre community is situated between Rehoboth Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It measures approximately two blocks across and one mile long. Rehoboth Beach is its neighbor to the north, just past Silver Lakes Shores. Indian Beach and Towers Beach are to the south traveling down Coastal Highway.
Originally the area was called Rehoboth City, as it appeared on a map in Beer’s Atlas of Delaware in 1868. Historians believe that the name change transpired sometime right after the 1898 Battle of Manilla, at the end of the Spanish-American War. Admiral George Dewey led the United States Navy in the victory during the battle. The town’s name was in honor of his rank and time served in the Navy from 1900 until he died in 1917.
As with many coastal towns, during the off-season, the area slows down. However, during the summer months, the town’s population can exceed 30,000. The strip down Coastal Highway is lined with restaurants, bars, hotels, and resorts. The area attracts both the young partying crowd and families. Some of the hotels include:
- Adam’s Ocean Front Motel
- The Gold Leaf Hotel of Dewey
- The Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel
- Atlantic View Hotel
- Lighthouse Cove Dewey Beach
Some of the restaurants include:
- Nicks Philadelphia Cheese Steaks & Gyros – located on Coastal Highway
- Mama Maria’s Restaurant and Beach Bar – located on Coastal Highway
- Grotto Pizza – located on Coastal Highway
- Rusty Rudder – located on Dickinson Street
There is a variety of bar and local hangouts throughout the main strip, such as:
- Bottle & Cork
- MezCali Taquería Y Mezcal Bar
- Dewey Beer Co.
According to the census in 2010, the population of the neighborhood was 341. This was an increase of 17.3% from the 2000 count of 301. The racial makeup of the community’s residents was the following:
- 91.69% white
- 0.33% African American
- 5.32% Hispanic or Latino
- 3.65% Asian
- 0.33% Native American
- 2.66% other races
- 1.33% two or more races
In addition to English, the townspeople speak Polish and Spanish. The most common ancestries within the town’s residents include:
The average annual income per household was $79,471 in 2000 and $97,505 for a family. Women’s average income was $39,583 while men averaged $56,563. The breakdown of the employed by occupation was the following:
- 14.10% management or executive roles
- 10.90% sales positions
- 10.90% business or financial occupations
To continue reading: A Historic Look at Rehoboth Beach, DE
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