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Rehoboth Beach is a city in Sussex County, in the Seaford metro area.

The latitude of Rehoboth Beach is 38.720N. The longitude is -75.076W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 0 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,501.


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Median household income
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$51,429
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rehoboth Beach demographic reports
Rehoboth Beach is on the Atlantic coast.
The city was founded by the Rev. Robert W. Todd as a Methodist summer camp.

Construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in 1952 brought tourists and new residents.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 9.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Sandcastle Contest - Aug. 4, 2007
  • Autumn Jazz Festival - Oct. 10-14, 2007
  • Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival - Oct. 26-28, 2007
  • Polar Bear Plunge - Feb. 4, 2007
  • Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival - Nov. 7-11, 2007
  • Rehoboth Beach Heritage Music Fest - June 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rehoboth Beach web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Henlopen Theater Project, Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre
Nearby parks & recreation: Delaware Seashore State Park
Historic sites and museums: Anna Hazard Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Rehoboth Beach demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sussex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19971 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Rehoboth Beach residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rehoboth Beach ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rehoboth Beach was $38,494, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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44% of Rehoboth Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rehoboth Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $545.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,350.


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Libraries in Rehoboth Beach include Rehoboth Beach Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Rehoboth Beach include Delaware Coast Press

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Sussex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rehoboth Beach political report.

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Rehoboth Beach restaurants taking online reservations include 59 Lake, Eden ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Rehoboth Beach workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Rehoboth Beach include Americinn Rehoboth Beach, Atlantic Sands Hotel, Bellmoor Inn, Best Western Gold Leaf, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Brighton Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express-Rehoboth Beach, Quality Inn & Suites, Sandcastle Motel ... More hotels.

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