Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$26,200$31,118$29,829
Median household income$45,132$61,017$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,375$72,470$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,625$38,152$35,192
Median earnings male$27,422$39,093$36,919
Median earnings female$25,625$30,154$26,250
Unemployment rate2.2%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level10.6%12.0%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Selbyville is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Selbyville is 18% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Selbyville is 53% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Selbyville is 30% lower than the national average

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      $30,084 $45,132 $90,264
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      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Selbyville employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry23.3%7.0%
      Manufacturing sector21.3%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%7.1%
      Wholesale & retail services9.5%10.6%
      Public administration3.4%4.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%3.0%
      Education, health & social services6.1%22.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Newark, MD281$77,91740.8%
      South Bethany, DE424$74,46434.6%
      Bethany Beach, DE871$73,08832.1%
      Ocean View, DE2,087$72,07030.3%
      Parsonsburg, MD250$70,43627.3%
      Selbyville, DE2,268$45,13218.4%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Palmer, TX2,268$49,12511.2%
      Cape Carteret, NC2,267$72,30830.7%
      Spirit Lake, ID2,269$40,90926.1%
      West Branch, MI2,269$25,74153.5%
      Saint-Pamphile, QC2,269n/a 
      Selbyville, DE2,268$45,13218.4%
      Source: The Selbyville, DE employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).