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Harrington, Delaware - Basic Facts

The City of Harrington is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Kent County at latitude 38.9245 and longitude -75.5695. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Harrington, but most people and references simply refer to it as Harrington, Delaware.

The P1 Census Class Code for Harrington indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Harrington (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harrington: Clarks Corner, Clark's Corner.

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Harrington, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,830
Population in Households 3,830
Population in Familes 2,991
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,394
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 1,505
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 948
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,656 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 791 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 714 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $151,786
Average Home Value $166,646


Median Household Income $37,615
Average Household Income $48,397
Per Capita Income $19,378
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.72% 1.13%
Households 1.91% 1.22%
Families 1.69% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Harrington, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrington to the other 76 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 71st
Population Density1 # 37 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 35 55th
Median Household Income # 76 1st
Per Capita Income # 71 8th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.