Ellendale, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ellendale, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Ellendale had a population of 421 as of July 1, 2016. Ellendale ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Ellendale is located at latitude 38.8102 and longitude -75.4249 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ellendale (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Town of Ellendale (GNIS ID: 2390169) 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 Ellendale is located within Milford South Division of Sussex County.

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


Total Population 421
Population in Households 421
Population in Familes 351
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 952
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 138
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 102
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $179,688
Average Home Value $232,673


Median Household Income $43,937
Average Household Income $62,114
Per Capita Income $21,465
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.61% 1.83%
Households 1.21% 1.82%
Families 0.16% 1.71%
Median Household Income   -0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Ellendale, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellendale 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 # 59 25th
Population Density1 # 59 25th
Diversity Index2 # 20 77th
Median Household Income # 67 14th
Per Capita Income # 68 13th

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