Lewes, DE 19958 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 19958: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lewes, DE 19958

Not Acceptable, USPS
Lewes Beach, DE 19958

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 954
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,925
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 215
  • County: Sussex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.726, Longitude -75.174
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lewes, DE 19958 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,228
Population in Households 22,044
Population in Familes 16,644
Population in Group Qrtrs 184
Population Density1 457
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 10,125
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 6,251
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,169 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,956 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,721 (39.9%)
Median Home Value $353,113
Average Home Value $383,795


Median Household Income $58,061
Average Household Income $86,484
Per Capita Income $39,601
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.51% 2.4%
Households 2.1% 2.23%
Families 2.04% 2.16%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Lewes, DE 19958 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 19958 to the other 65 ZIP Codes 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 # 16 77th
Population Density1 # 33 51st
Diversity Index2 # 57 14th
Median Household Income # 32 52nd
Per Capita Income # 14 80th

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