Ellendale, DE Profile: Facts & Data


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Ellendale, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Ellendale had a population of 453 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Ellendale is located at latitude 38.8071 and longitude -75.4227 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ellendale (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Town of Ellendale (GNIS ID: 2390169) 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 Ellendale is located within Milford South Division of Sussex County.

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Ellendale, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 453
Population in Households 452
Population in Familes 380
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,025
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $46,900
Average Household Income $64,671
Per Capita Income $22,891


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $194,792
Average Home Value $234,174


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.12% 2.12%
Households 2.02% 2.03%
Families 1.15% 1.91%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Ellendale, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellendale to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 58 25th
Population Density # 58 26th
Diversity Index # 20 74th
Median Household Income # 67 14th
Per Capita Income # 66 16th

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