Blades, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blades, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Blades had a population of 1,289 as of July 1, 2016. Blades ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Blades is located at latitude 38.6353 and longitude -75.6024 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blades (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Blades (GNIS ID: 2390735) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Blades is located within Seaford Division of Sussex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blades population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Blades, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,289
Population in Households 1,289
Population in Familes 1,082
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,320
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 435
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 323
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 318 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $156,429
Average Home Value $217,085


Median Household Income $52,169
Average Household Income $67,174
Per Capita Income $23,662
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.97%
Households 0.26% 0.77%
Families 0.92% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.

Blades, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blades to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 47 40th
Population Density1 # 16 81st
Diversity Index2 # 19 75th
Median Household Income # 50 36th
Per Capita Income # 55 30th

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