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Long Neck, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Long Neck Census Designated Place had a population of 2,136 as of July 1, 2017. Long Neck 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 Long Neck is located at latitude 38.6269 and longitude -75.1511 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Long Neck Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Long Neck Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390089) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Long Neck Census Designated Place is located within Millsboro Division of Sussex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Long Neck 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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Long Neck, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,136
Daytime Population: Workers 456
Daytime Population: Residents 1,250
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,706
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 2,136
Population in Familes 1,621
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 831
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $44,669
Average Household Income $55,072
Per Capita Income $27,096


Total Housing Units 2,445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 946 (38.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 ( 6.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,353 (55.3%)
Median Home Value $82,623
Average Home Value $108,872


Total Households 1,092
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 678
Average Family Size 2
  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 1.12% 1.05%
Households 1.03% 0.92%
Families 1.35% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Long Neck, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Long Neck 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 # 38 52nd
Population Density # 67 14th
Diversity Index # 69 12th
Median Household Income # 71 9th
Per Capita Income # 44 44th

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