Delmar, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Delmar, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Delmar had a population of 1,680 as of July 1, 2016. Delmar 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 Delmar is located at latitude 38.4725 and longitude -75.5451 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Delmar (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Town of Delmar (GNIS ID: 2390826) 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 Delmar is located within Laurel-Delmar Division of Sussex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Delmar 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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Delmar, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,680
Population in Households 1,625
Population in Familes 1,342
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density1 940
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 618
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 426
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 713 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 399 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $167,262
Average Home Value $211,244


Median Household Income $43,585
Average Household Income $56,291
Per Capita Income $21,130
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 1.2%
Households 0.53% 1.05%
Families 2.19% 1.01%
Median Household Income   -1.98%
Per Capita Income   0.92%
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.

Delmar, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delmar 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 # 41 48th
Population Density1 # 61 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 51 35th
Median Household Income # 68 13th
Per Capita Income # 70 10th

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