Blades, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blades, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Blades had a population of 1,248 as of July 1, 2017. Blades ranks in the upper 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 Blades is located at latitude 38.6353 and longitude -75.6024 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Blades (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Blades (GNIS ID: 2390735) 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 Blades is located within Seaford Division of Sussex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blades population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Blades, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,248
Daytime Population: Workers 320
Daytime Population: Residents 670
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 990
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 1,248
Population in Familes 1,049
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,246
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $53,221
Average Household Income $68,643
Per Capita Income $24,516


Total Housing Units 487 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 310 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $167,949
Average Home Value $225,962


Total Households 427
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 318
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.08% 0.03%
Households -0.03% -0.09%
Families 0.58% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Blades, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blades to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 40th
Population Density # 18 78th
Diversity Index # 19 75th
Median Household Income # 50 36th
Per Capita Income # 56 29th

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