Blades, Delaware

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Population in 2019: 1,454 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +52.1%
Males: 691  (47.6%)
Females: 763  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

34.3 years
Delaware median age:

41.4 years

Zip codes: 19973.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,149 (it was $28,864 in 2000)
Blades:

$55,149
DE:

$70,176

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,751 (it was $13,495 in 2000)

Blades town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $161,938 (it was $64,200 in 2000)
Blades:

$161,938
DE:

$261,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $314,223; detached houses: $360,399; townhouses or other attached units: $279,773; in 2-unit structures: $543,612; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $450,888; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $315,989; mobile homes: $88,783

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,020.

March 2019 cost of living index in Blades: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.2%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.5% for Black residents, 38.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for other race residents, 94.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Blades, DE (2019)
    • 59441.4%Black alone
    • 54938.3%White alone
    • 20214.1%Hispanic
    • 513.6%Two or more races
    • 352.4%Asian alone

Races in Blades detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Blades, Delaware as of November 26, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blades is 170 to 1.


Crime rates in Blades by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(98.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(82.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(78.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(74.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(71.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(68.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(82.9)
3
(239.2)
3
(235.3)
1
(77.3)
2
(148.9)
2
(145.2)
5
(356.1)
1
(69.3)
1
(68.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(296.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(98.3)
6
(514.6)
5
(414.6)
10
(797.4)
3
(235.3)
6
(464.0)
1
(74.5)
3
(217.9)
1
(71.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(136.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(494.6)
2
(198.8)
2
(196.7)
4
(343.1)
11
(912.1)
8
(638.0)
7
(549.0)
18
(1,392)
9
(670.1)
9
(653.6)
3
(213.7)
6
(415.5)
3
(204.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(1,780)
3
(298.2)
1
(98.3)
7
(600.3)
15
(1,244)
31
(2,472)
22
(1,725)
22
(1,701)
17
(1,266)
19
(1,380)
20
(1,425)
16
(1,108)
20
(1,361)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(82.9)
1
(79.7)
2
(156.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(72.6)
2
(142.5)
1
(69.3)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index244.325.837.4150.9294.4381.2300.4281.5216.7193.9261.499.7170.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Blades, DE

Crime rate in Blades detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Delaware average:

2.39
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Ancestries: Haitian (23.1%), American (10.0%), Irish (9.3%), German (2.5%), English (1.8%), Polish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 3,348 people per square mile   (average).

Blades, Delaware map

286 residents are foreign born (17.9% Latin America).

This town:

19.9%
Delaware:

9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $706 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,075 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dundalk, MD (65.2 miles , pop. 62,306).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (71.6 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (97.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Seaford, DE (1.0 miles ),
Bethel, DE (2.1 miles),
Laurel, DE (2.4 miles ),
Galestown, MD (2.7 miles),
Bridgeville, DE (2.7 miles ),
Sharptown, MD (3.0 miles ),
District 10, Sharptown, MD (3.0 miles ),
Federalsburg, MD (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 38.63 N, Longitude: 75.61 W

Distribution of median household income in Blades, DE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Blades, DE in 2019

Property values in Blades, DE

Blades satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Delaware:

4.7%
Most common industries in Blades, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Food (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.4%)
  • Food (8.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (19.6%)
  • Health care (17.4%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Food (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Blades, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.9%)
  • Carpenters (9.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (9.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)

Average climate in Blades, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.4. This is about average.

City:

70.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.46
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00401. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00401
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Blades-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Delaware state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the Blades town center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 49.5 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blades-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Delaware state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 136.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 119.6 miles away from Blades center
On 11/30/2017 at 21:47:31, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 136.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 144.4 miles away from Blades center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 148.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sussex County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blades topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Blades:

  • NANTICOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • LOFLAND PARK CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • METHODIST MANOR HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • SEAFORD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • BEEBE HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; GEORGETOWN, DE)
  • HARRISON SENIOR LIVING OF GEORGETOWN, LLC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GEORGETOWN, DE)
  • DELMAR NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DELMAR, DE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blades:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 12 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,159)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 19 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Salisbury University (about 20 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 30 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Delaware State University (about 39 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 40 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 53 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)

Public elementary/middle school in Blades:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Blades: Blades Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated (A), Blades Police Department (B), Blades Town Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Blades Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Blades: Blades Public Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Sussex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blades and their reported violations in the past:

BLADES, TOWN OF (Population served: 1,200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-20-2007), St Public Notif issued (FEB-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-22-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JAN-11-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2006)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
Average household size:
This town:

2.9 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

71.3%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.5%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
4 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Blades:

Marital status in Blades, DE
  • Never married: 33.5%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Blades:

  • High school or higher: 70.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Delaware average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blades, DE (based on Sussex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,6817
Mainline Protestant23,803107
Evangelical Protestant16,640115
Black Protestant2,91421
Other6558
Orthodox2202
None125,232-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Sussex County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Sussex County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Sussex County:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 236
Here:

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Sussex County:

28.9%
Delaware:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blades:

45.9%
Delaware:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Blades:

42.3%
Delaware:

45.9%

Average BMI:
Blades:

29.4
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.7%
Delaware:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.6%
Delaware:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Blades:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.4%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

53.1%
Delaware:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Blades:

79.7%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blades, DE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 2$7,369$44,2140$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$9,662$57,9720$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,202$49,2120$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,120$37,4400$0
Totals for Government 7$28,354$48,6070$0

Blades government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $57,000 ($39.20)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $275,000 ($189.13)
    Central Staff Services: $182,000 ($125.17)
    Water Utilities: $136,000 ($93.54)
    Regular Highways: $54,000 ($37.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $32,000 ($22.01)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($3.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($3.44)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($2.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $12,000 ($8.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $388,000 ($266.85)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($7.57)

Blades government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $5,000 ($3.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $77,000 ($52.96)
    Rents: $7,000 ($4.81)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($2.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $221,000 ($151.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $34,000 ($23.38)
    Other: $12,000 ($8.25)
  • Tax - Property: $353,000 ($242.78)
    Public Utilities Sales: $40,000 ($27.51)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $39,000 ($26.82)
    Other License: $36,000 ($24.76)

Blades government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $355,000 ($244.15)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $335,000 ($230.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($13.76)

Blades government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $279,000 ($191.88)

6.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($79,777 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($546 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.05%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, DE  0.86% ($39,974 average AGI)
from New Castle County, DE  0.54% ($87,246)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.34% ($48,416)


4.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,221 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($608 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, DE  0.78% ($33,254 average AGI)
to New Castle County, DE  0.38% ($47,441)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.34% ($29,498)

Businesses in Blades, DE

  • DHL: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Blades:

  • WJWK (1280 AM; 1 kW; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WJDY (1470 AM; 5 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blades:

  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WGBG (98.5 FM; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WAAI (100.9 FM; HURLOCK, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WICO-FM (97.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WESM (91.3 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE)
  • WLBW (92.1 FM; FENWICK ISLAND, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOCM (98.1 FM; SELBYVILLE, DE; Owner: IRIE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWFG (99.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WINX-FM (94.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MD; Owner: CWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Blades:

  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)

Blades fatal accident list:

Nov 4, 1992 10:44 PM, Us13a, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 9, 1976 04:10 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jun 9, 1975 04:10 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Richard J Byrne, 12268 Marvel Drive (Lat: 38.648583 Lon: -75.539083), Type: 64.0, Overall height: 60.1 m, Registrant: Wireless Applications Corporation, Fcc@wacorp.Net, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 643-5000
  • Richard J Byrne, 12268 Marvel Drive (Lat: 38.648583 Lon: -75.539083), Type: 64.0, Overall height: 60.1 m, Registrant: Wireless Applications Corporation, Fcc@wacorp.Net, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 643-5000
  • Richard J Byrne, 12268 Marvel Drive (Lat: 38.648583 Lon: -75.539083), Type: 64.0, Overall height: 61 m, Registrant: Wireless Applications Corporation, Fcc@wacorp.Net, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 643-5000
  • Richard J Byrne, 12268 Marvel Drive (Lat: 38.648583 Lon: -75.539083), Type: 64.0, Overall height: 61 m, Registrant: Wireless Applications Corporation, Fcc@wacorp.Net, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 643-5000
  • Edward G Roach, 12268 Marvel Drive (Lat: 38.648583 Lon: -75.539083), Type: 64.0, Overall height: 61 m, Registrant: Towerco LLC, Shart@towerco.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 653-5734

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K1JVU, Licensee ID: L01050432, Grant Date: 08/23/2005, Expiration Date: 08/23/2015, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2017, Certifier: William R Hooper, Registrant: William R Hooper, 104 E 4th St, Blades, DE 19973
  • Call Sign: N3MZH, Grant Date: 07/21/1992, Expiration Date: 07/21/2002, Cancellation Date: 07/22/2004, Registrant: Janet L Massey, 15 E 3rd St, Blades, DE 19973
  • Call Sign: KB3HTF, Licensee ID: L00484478, Grant Date: 03/18/2002, Expiration Date: 03/18/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2014, Certifier: Katherine K Kelley, Registrant: Katherine K Kelley, 13 East High St, Blades, DE 19973-4140

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 9. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 18 took place in 2004, and the least - 3 in 2013. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Blades, DE When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (72.6%), and Outside Fires (19.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Blades, DE
    • 11472.6%Structure Fires
    • 3019.1%Outside Fires
    • 95.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 42.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blades, DE
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blades, DE
  • 58.9%Electricity
  • 21.7%Utility gas
  • 6.9%Other fuel
  • 6.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blades, DE
  • 91.2%Electricity
  • 6.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Blades compared to Delaware state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Blades on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Haiti (population 500+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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