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Delmar, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Delmar is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sussex County at latitude 38.4725 and longitude -75.5451. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Delmar 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 Town of Delmar (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,608
Population in Households 1,553
Population in Familes 1,282
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density1 906
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 600
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 412
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 686 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 389 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 211 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $159,756
Average Home Value $180,348


Median Household Income $42,068
Average Household Income $52,945
Per Capita Income $19,573
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 1.07%
Households 0.08% 1.04%
Families 2.43% 0.95%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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 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 # 41 47th
Population Density1 # 60 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 49 37th
Median Household Income # 72 7th
Per Capita Income # 70 9th

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