These Are The 10 Best Places Places In Delaware To Get A Job

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by Chris Kolmar
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If you’re starting to look for a job in Delaware, you’ve come to the right place.

You might think off the top of your head that Dover would be an excellent place to find a job. And while the capital does offer many opportunities, it isn’t the best in the state according to the data.

Here at Zippia, we aim to answer questions like this using cold hard facts and analysis. So we set our sights on determining the best place in Delaware to find a job.

After analyzing all 53 plus places in Delaware, we came up with this list as the best places for jobs in the First State:

  1. Millville
  2. Bridgeville
  3. Bethel
  4. Ellendale
  5. Dagsboro
  6. Lewes
  7. Selbyville
  8. Delmar
  9. Milford
  10. Newark

So listen up Dover as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.

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How We Determined The Best Places For Jobs In First State

We first researched detailed data on all places in Delaware. However, in order to properly compare places in an apples-to-apples manner, we set a minimum population threshold of 5,000 people.

This left us with 53 places in Delaware to analyze.

We then ranked each place across a number of criteria from one to 53, with one being the best.

We took the average rank across all criteria, with the place posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Place For Jobs In Delaware”.

The criteria we looked at were:

  • Unemployment rate
  • Recent job growth
  • Future job growth
  • Median household income

Sources of criteria include the the BLS and Sperling’s Best Places.

If your city or town isn’t among the top 10, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart and a downloadable file of all the data.

Otherwise, learn how these cities moved up the career ladder.

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1. Millville

Bridgeville, Delaware
Population: 808 Unemployment Rate: 5.80%
Recent Job Growth: 1.96%
Future Job Growth: 38.10%

2. Bridgeville

Bridgeville, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,337Unemployment Rate: 5.80%
Recent Job Growth: 1.96%
Future Job Growth: 38.10%

3. Bethel


Population: 206 Unemployment Rate: 5.80%
Recent Job Growth: 1.96%
Future Job Growth: 38.10%

4. Ellendale


Population: 305 Unemployment Rate: 5.80%
Recent Job Growth: 1.96%
Future Job Growth: 38.10%

5. Dagsboro


Population: 980 Unemployment Rate: 5.80%
Recent Job Growth: 1.96%
Future Job Growth: 38.10%

6. Lewes

Lewes, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,803Unemployment Rate: 5.80%
Recent Job Growth: 1.96%
Future Job Growth: 38.10%

7. Selbyville

Selbyville, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,960Unemployment Rate: 5.80%
Recent Job Growth: 1.96%
Future Job Growth: 38.10%

8. Delmar


Population: 1,588 Unemployment Rate: 5.80%
Recent Job Growth: 1.96%
Future Job Growth: 38.10%

9. Milford

Milford, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,513Unemployment Rate: 5.80%
Recent Job Growth: 1.96%
Future Job Growth: 38.10%

10. Newark

Newark, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,655Unemployment Rate: 4.90%
Recent Job Growth: 1.29%
Future Job Growth: 37.70%

Detailed List Of The Best Places In Delaware For Jobs

City Rank Population Unemployment Rate Recent Job Growth Future Job Growth
Millville 1 808 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Bridgeville 2 2,337 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Bethel 3 206 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Ellendale 4 305 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Dagsboro 5 980 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Lewes 6 2,803 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Selbyville 7 2,960 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Delmar 8 1,588 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Milford 9 9,513 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Newark 10 31,655 4.90% 1.29% 37.70%
Millsboro 11 3,855 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Odessa 12 363 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Frankford 13 885 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Greenville 14 2,505 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Greenwood 15 881 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Hockessin 16 13,287 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Georgetown 17 6,429 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Glasgow 18 14,780 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Laurel 19 3,761 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Middletown 20 18,495 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Seaford 21 7,018 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Townsend 22 1,871 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Milton 23 2,578 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Arden 24 559 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Blades 25 1,430 5.80% 1.96% 38.10%
Ardencroft 26 231 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Newport 27 1,076 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Edgemoor 28 5,889 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Bear 29 19,751 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Brookside 30 14,321 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Claymont 31 8,043 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Elsmere 32 6,131 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Bellefonte 33 1,360 5.60% 1.29% 37.00%
Leipsic 34 97 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Frederica 35 830 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Bowers 36 199 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Hartly 37 42 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Riverview 38 2,859 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Farmington 39 71 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Camden 40 3,418 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Woodside 41 162 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Viola 42 184 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Kenton 43 189 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Wilmington 44 71,119 7.70% 1.29% 34.90%
Cheswold 45 1,480 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Magnolia 46 154 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Harrington 47 3,582 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Wyoming 48 1,469 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Houston 49 465 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Clayton 50 2,884 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Smyrna 51 10,065 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Felton 52 1,420 6.10% -0.51% 32.90%
Dover 53 36,259 7.40% -0.51% 31.60%