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Dagsboro, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Dagsboro had a population of 1,034 as of July 1, 2017. Dagsboro ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dagsboro is located at latitude 38.5466 and longitude -75.2466 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dagsboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Town of Dagsboro (GNIS ID: 2390818) 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 Dagsboro is located within Selbyville-Frankford Division of Sussex County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dagsboro: Blackfoot, Blackfoot Town, Dagsborough, Dagsbury, Dogsboro.

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


Total Population 1,034
Daytime Population: Workers 551
Daytime Population: Residents 466
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,017
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 1,034
Population in Familes 838
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 759
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $56,923
Average Household Income $65,089
Per Capita Income $25,038


Total Housing Units 449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $225,000
Average Home Value $283,755


Total Households 390
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 269
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 3.51% 2.5%
Households 3.17% 2.44%
Families 2.68% 2.41%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Dagsboro, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dagsboro 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 # 52 34th
Population Density # 68 13th
Diversity Index # 51 35th
Median Household Income # 42 47th
Per Capita Income # 53 32nd

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