These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Delaware


We used science and data to determine which cities in DE probably think they’re better than you.

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When it comes to being a snob, you’ve got all types. You’ve got your wine snobs, beer snobs, and food snobs. There are book snobs, movie snobs, and theatre (yes, with an re) snobs. These days, you’ve probably even got snob snobs—people who think their type of snob is better than yours.

Up in Delaware, you might not think of folks as ‘snobby’ as the others in the northeast. But, they’re out there, for sure. Especially in certain areas of Delaware, where you can call these folks snooty or even just plain loaded if you will.

In fact, in these 10 places, it’s downright snobby:

  1. Rehoboth Beach (Photos)
  2. Lewes (Photos)
  3. Hockessin
  4. Ocean View (Photos)
  5. North Star
  6. Greenville
  7. Pike Creek
  8. Middletown
  9. Townsend (Photos)
  10. Newark (Photos)

Now we’re not so full of ourselves as to just come up with this list from nowhere. We actually analyzed 48 places in the state. And we’re not saying there’s anything wrong with these cities.

Actually, if we had their wealth and lifestyle, we’d probably be a little snobby, too.

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How we determined the snobbiest places in Delaware

You think we’d just come up with this list willy nilly? Not a chance.

What we did is, we gathered up all of the places in Delaware with populations of 1,000 people or more. This left us with a total of 48 places. Then, we looked at each place in terms of these snoot-er-iffic criteria: (And no, it’s not a word. English snob.)

  • Median home price (Higher is snobbier)
  • Median household income (Higher is snobbier)
  • Percent of population with a college degree (Higher is snobbier)
  • Private schools per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Theaters per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Art galleries per capita (Higher is snobbier)

From there, we ranked each of our 48 places in each category with scores from one to 48. We then averaged each place’s ranking into one overall score, where the lowest score went to the snobbiest place in Delaware. So let’s all flip a table in honor of Rehoboth Beach (with our pinkies up, of course.)

Now before you get upset and ruin your blowout or something drastic here, let’s remember that this is all in good fun. Would we live in one of these 10 places if we had the chance? Of course we would!

Now, let’s put on your monocle and take a look at what make these places so snobby; for a more complete list, just hop down to the end of the post.

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1. Rehoboth Beach

Population: 1,105
Median household income: $82,373
Median home price: $870,000
College degrees: 39%

2. Lewes

Population: 2,803
Median household income: $58,620
Median home price: $509,000
College degrees: 22%

3. Hockessin

Source: Public Domain

Population: 13,287
Median household income: $130,389
Median home price: $426,200
College degrees: 34%

4. Ocean View

Source: Public domain

Population: 1,978
Median household income: $70,293
Median home price: $368,293
College degrees: 29%

5. North Star

Source: Public Domain

Population: 7,948
Median household income: $146,893
Median home price: $443,283
College degrees: 38%

6. Greenville

Source: Public Domain

Population: 2,500
Median household income: $49,293
Median home price: $696,000
College degrees: 28%

7. Pike Creek

Source: Public Domain

Population: 7,703
Median household income: $105,903
Median home price: $323,292
College degrees: 32%

8. Middletown

Source: Public Domain

Population: 18,832
Median household income: $78,034
Median home price: $262,933
College degrees: 22%

9. Townsend

Population: 1,871
Median household income: $92,293
Median home price: $290,293
College degrees: 16%

10. Newark

Population: 31,865
Median household income: $51,203
Median home price: $281,293
College degrees: 27%

Summing Up The Humble Pie

Sure, we might have poked a little harmless fun at these 10 snobby places in Delaware, but hey, it’s only because we’re jealous. High incomes, expensive homes, and excellent educations? That sounds pretty charming to us. Who wouldn’t want that!

If you’re interested, here are the least snobby places in Delaware: Blades, Woodside East, Cheswold, Delmar and Long Neck.
Desktop users, there’s a chart below with all snobby cities in Delaware ranked from first to last.

City Home Prices Rank
rehoboth beach $870,000 1
lewes $509,500 2
hockessin $426,000 3
ocean view $368,600 4
north star $443,200 5
greenville $696,400 6
pike creek $324,900 7
middletown $262,700 8
townsend $290,000 9
newark $281,400 10
glasgow $266,600 11
bellefonte $216,600 12
new castle $209,400 13
pike creek valley $245,500 14
highland acres $249,800 14
milton $242,600 16
claymont $208,200 17
rising sun-lebanon $255,100 18
camden $197,200 19
clayton $212,500 20
bridgeville $251,900 21
millsboro $235,100 22
edgemoor $194,400 23
georgetown $252,400 24
wyoming $200,300 24
laurel $188,000 26
smyrna $202,000 26
brookside $200,200 26
dover $187,500 26
bear $189,700 30
wilmington $179,300 31
milford $188,100 32
riverview $238,100 33
delaware city $199,500 34
selbyville $270,500 35
kent acres $194,300 36
felton $183,600 37
wilmington manor $195,600 38
seaford $174,400 39
rodney village $137,600 40
elsmere $169,000 41
newport $188,100 42
harrington $139,200 43
long neck $75,300 43
delmar $144,300 43
cheswold $96,000 46
woodside east $126,700 46
blades $127,700 48

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