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The Town of Felton had a population of 1,361 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Felton is located at latitude 39.0084 and longitude -75.578 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Felton encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Town of Felton 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 Felton is located within Felton Division of Kent County.

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Felton, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,361 (100%)
Population in Households 1,361 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,102 (81.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,741
Diversity Index2 58


Median Household Income $50,878
Average Household Income $70,104
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $27,695
Wealth Index5 47


Total HU (Housing Units) 609 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 411 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $208,099
Average Home Value $246,046
Housing Affordability Index3 127


Total Households 566
Average Household Size 2.40
Family Households 382
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.51% 0.01%
Households 1.69% 0.18%
Families   0.16%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
Owner Occupied HU   0.39%

Felton, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Felton to the other 79 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 47 42nd
Population Density # 26 68th
Median Household Income # 72 10th
Housing Affordability Index # 35 44th
Per Capita Income # 69 14th
Diversity Index # 44 46th

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