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Henlopen Acres, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Henlopen Acres had a population of 151 as of July 1, 2020. Henlopen Acres ranks in the lower 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 Henlopen Acres is located at latitude 38.7298 and longitude -75.0863 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Henlopen Acres encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Town of Henlopen Acres (GNIS ID: 2390243) 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 Henlopen Acres is located within Lewes Division of Sussex County.


Henlopen Acres, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 151 (100%)
Population in Households 151 (100.0%)
Population in Families 107 (70.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 592
Diversity Index2 15


Median Household Income $179,499
Average Household Income $222,557
% of Income for Mortgage4 47%
Per Capita Income $127,905
Wealth Index5 464


Total HU (Housing Units) 242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (32.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 2.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 (65.3%)
Median Home Value $2,000,001
Average Home Value $1,813,141
Housing Affordability Index3 59


Total Households 84
Average Household Size 1.8
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 2
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 2.1% 2.03%
Households 2.23% 2.06%
Families 1.55% 1.61%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
Owner Occupied HU   1.95%


Henlopen Acres, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Henlopen Acres to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 75 4th
Population Density # 73 6th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Housing Affordability Index # 9 12th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 73 6th

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