Long Neck, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Long Neck, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Long Neck Census Designated Place had a population of 2,128 as of July 1, 2016. Long Neck ranks in the lower 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 Long Neck is located at latitude 38.6269 and longitude -75.1511 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Long Neck Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Long Neck Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390089) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Long Neck Census Designated Place is located within Millsboro Division of Sussex County.

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


Total Population 2,128
Population in Households 2,128
Population in Familes 1,614
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 828
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,072
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 664
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 2,451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 933 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 ( 5.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,379 (56.3%)
Median Home Value $79,480
Average Home Value $106,726


Median Household Income $42,476
Average Household Income $52,289
Per Capita Income $25,388
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.24% 1.53%
Households 0.89% 1.36%
Families 1.23% 1.29%
Median Household Income   -2.49%
Per Capita Income   -0.1%
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.

Long Neck, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Long Neck 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 # 38 52nd
Population Density1 # 65 17th
Diversity Index2 # 68 13th
Median Household Income # 72 8th
Per Capita Income # 49 38th

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