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The City of Seaford had a population of 8,117 as of July 1, 2022. Seaford ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Seaford is located at latitude 38.6412 and longitude -75.611 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Seaford encompass a land area of 5.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Seaford 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 City of Seaford is located within Seaford Division of Sussex County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Seaford: Hoopers Landing, Hooper's Landing, Seaford City, Seford.

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Seaford, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 8,117 (100%)
Population in Households 7,894 (97.3%)
Population in Families 6,120 (75.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 223 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 1,594
Diversity Index2 71


Median Household Income $58,193
Average Household Income $78,556
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $29,526
Wealth Index5 61


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,906 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,204 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 262 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $193,534
Average Home Value $214,764
Housing Affordability Index3 154


Total Households 3,109
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,942
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.83% 1.45%
Households 0.96% 1.64%
Families   1.53%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
Owner Occupied HU   1.16%

Seaford, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seaford to the other 79 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 14 84th
Population Density # 30 63rd
Median Household Income # 60 25th
Housing Affordability Index # 58 73rd
Per Capita Income # 62 23rd
Diversity Index # 14 82nd

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