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Dagsboro, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Dagsboro had a population of 1,006 as of July 1, 2016. Dagsboro ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dagsboro is located at latitude 38.5466 and longitude -75.2466 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dagsboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Town of Dagsboro (GNIS ID: 2390818) 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 Dagsboro is located within Selbyville-Frankford Division of Sussex County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dagsboro: Blackfoot, Blackfoot Town, Dagsborough, Dagsbury, Dogsboro.

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


Total Population 1,006
Population in Households 1,006
Population in Familes 815
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 739
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 379
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 261
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 271 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $223,529
Average Home Value $281,852


Median Household Income $54,859
Average Household Income $63,128
Per Capita Income $24,080
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.63% 3.22%
Households 3.21% 2.98%
Families 2.62% 2.96%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Dagsboro, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dagsboro 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 # 53 32nd
Population Density1 # 68 13th
Diversity Index2 # 50 36th
Median Household Income # 44 44th
Per Capita Income # 52 34th

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