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Tiny Delaware—96 miles long, 30 miles wide, less than a million residents—has plenty of assisted living options (184) for its 134,400 seniors. Senior Living was created to help you in your search among the various nursing homes, Hospices, independent living communities, and other facilities across the state. We are an unbiased, comprehensive web directory with reviews from residents whose experiences may help you in your search for the right community. We’ve also created some quick Delaware facts you may find useful.
Delaware Senior Living Costs
According to the Tax Foundation, Delaware residents pay 9.5% for state and locals taxes. Delaware’s overall cost of living is a little over 1% above the national average; cost of housing is 9% below the national average. VA benefits, Social Security, and Railroad Retirement benefits are excluded from taxes. Some pensions like military retirement can be excluded partially ($12,500) from taxes for those 60 and over. The median value of homes/condos is $250,900 according to city-data.com. Let’s look at Delaware’s largest cities and their home values. In Wilmington, the median value is $182,100; in Dover the median value is $224,158; Newark: $302,344.
The First State’s crime rate is 14% higher than the national average with property crimes accounting for 84% while the remaining crimes are violent. Wilmington, the state’s largest city, also has one of the higher crime rates in the state at 143% above the national average. Newark: 16% below. Dover: 41% above the national average.
You can expect cold winters and warm summers in Delaware. More specifically, Wilmington’s normal January high is 31 degrees while its normal July high is 76 degrees. The state gets an average of 42 inches of rain and 21 inches of snow every year. And the sun shines 55% of the year.
For beach lovers, Delaware has a number of beach towns—Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany, Fenwick Island and Lewes—to spend your summer days. To keep that swing perfected, there are 53 public and private golf courses. And the state has a number of festivals including the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, the Sea Witch Halloween Festival and the Apple Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville. Wilmington has a number of cultural amenities including the Mezzanine Gallery, the Delaware Museum of Natural History and Riverfront Wilmington—a collection of shops, restaurants and galleries along the Christina River.
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