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Slaughter Beach, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Slaughter Beach had a population of 224 as of July 1, 2018. Slaughter Beach 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 Slaughter Beach is located at latitude 38.9129 and longitude -75.3041 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Slaughter Beach encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Slaughter Beach (GNIS ID: 2391412) 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 Slaughter Beach is located within Milford South Division of Sussex County.

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


Total Population 224
Population in Households 221
Population in Familes 191
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 165
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $80,788
Average Household Income $84,898
Per Capita Income $34,559


Total Housing Units 262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 5.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 (58.4%)
Median Home Value $333,696
Average Home Value $343,158


Total Households 109
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.96% 0.88%
Households 0.81% 0.72%
Families 2.78% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Slaughter Beach, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Slaughter Beach 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 # 70 10th
Population Density # 77 1st
Diversity Index # 64 18th
Median Household Income # 12 86th
Per Capita Income # 24 70th

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