Dagsboro, Delaware

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Population in 2019: 927 (74% urban, 26% rural).
Population change since 2000: +78.6%
Males: 399  (43.1%)
Females: 528  (56.9%)
Median resident age:

39.0 years
Delaware median age:

41.4 years

Zip codes: 19939.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $64,169 (it was $37,596 in 2000)
Dagsboro:

$64,169
DE:

$70,176

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,201 (it was $21,322 in 2000)

Dagsboro town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $223,908 (it was $97,000 in 2000)
Dagsboro:

$223,908
DE:

$261,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $264,808; detached houses: $274,167; townhouses or other attached units: $212,752

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,059.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dagsboro: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.3%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.5% for Black residents, 4.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Dagsboro, DE (2019)
    • 75973.8%White alone
    • 848.2%Black alone
    • 716.9%Asian alone
    • 595.7%Two or more races
    • 494.8%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Dagsboro, Delaware as of October 23, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dagsboro is 42 to 1.


Crime rates in Dagsboro by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

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)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(174.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(228.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(109.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(170.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(119.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(114.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(174.2)
1
(170.9)
1
(167.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(358.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(234.5)
2
(228.6)
4
(446.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(109.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(355.9)
4
(706.7)
3
(522.6)
7
(1,197)
4
(671.1)
1
(123.0)
5
(608.3)
4
(477.3)
1
(117.4)
6
(703.4)
2
(228.6)
3
(335.2)
2
(221.7)
2
(218.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(711.7)
21
(3,710)
14
(2,439)
17
(2,906)
19
(3,188)
21
(2,583)
17
(2,068)
32
(3,819)
47
(5,516)
43
(5,041)
22
(2,514)
17
(1,899)
24
(2,661)
13
(1,419)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(176.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(243.3)
1
(119.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(111.7)
1
(110.9)
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)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index53.4212.0308.4285.5208.1111.9144.8303.1228.9297.8379.4197.8130.8181.2

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 Dagsboro, DE

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.37
Delaware average:

2.39
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Ancestries: Irish (17.5%), American (12.1%), German (10.3%), Italian (6.1%), Polish (3.5%), English (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 1.27 square miles.

Population density: 731 people per square mile   (low).

Dagsboro, Delaware map

81 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America).

This town:

7.9%
Delaware:

9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,178 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $755 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (65.7 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (90.6 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (100.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Frankford, DE (1.5 miles ),
Millsboro, DE (1.9 miles ),
Selbyville, DE (2.5 miles ),
Long Neck, DE (2.7 miles ),
Millville, DE (2.7 miles ),
Bishopville, MD (2.8 miles ),
Ocean View, DE (2.8 miles ),
Bethany Beach, DE (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 38.55 N, Longitude: 75.25 W

Area code: 302

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

Property values in Dagsboro, DE

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

4.1%
Delaware:

4.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +31 (+6.4%).
Most common industries in Dagsboro, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.1%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Food (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.5%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Food (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (14.7%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (10.3%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.9%)
Most common occupations in Dagsboro, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Carpenters (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Top executives (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (11.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Bus drivers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.8%)
  • Child care workers (7.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.4%)

Average climate in Dagsboro, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Dagsboro, Delaware average temperatures Dagsboro, Delaware average precipitation Dagsboro, Delaware humidity Dagsboro, Delaware wind speed Dagsboro, Delaware snowfall Dagsboro, Delaware sunshine Dagsboro, Delaware clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 69.9. This is about average.

City:

69.9
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2014 was 2.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.55
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.112. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.112
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.59
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 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00401
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Dagsboro-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Delaware state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.0 miles away from the Dagsboro town center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 8/12/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dagsboro-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Delaware state average. It is 67% 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 152.7 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 130.3 miles away from Dagsboro center
On 11/30/2017 at 21:47:31, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/15/2019 at 23:30:48, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 152.3 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 153.5 miles away from Dagsboro center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 159.2 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).
Dagsboro topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dagsboro:

  • ATLANTIC SHORES REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MILLSBORO, DE)
  • GENERATIONS HOME CARE, INC. (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; GEORGETOWN, DE)
  • HARRISON SENIOR LIVING OF GEORGETOWN, LLC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GEORGETOWN, DE)
  • BEEBE HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; GEORGETOWN, DE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE REHOBOTH (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE)
  • DELAWARE HOSPICE SOUTHERN DIVISION (Hospital, about 15 miles away; LEWES, DE)
  • BERLIN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BERLIN, MD)

College/University in Dagsboro:

  • Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 114; Location: 32448 Royal Blvd. Suite A; Private, for-profit; Website: delawarecosmetology.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dagsboro:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 14 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,159)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 19 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Salisbury University (about 24 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 34 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Delaware State University (about 47 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 49 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Cumberland County College (about 63 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)

Public high school in Dagsboro:

Private elementary/middle school in Dagsboro:

  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 130, Location: 28157 LIGHTHOUSE XING, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Dagsboro

Points of interest:

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

Churches in Dagsboro include: Prince Georges Chapel (A), Church of Christ (B), Dagsboro Church (C), Bethel United Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Fishom Charters (Tours & Charters; Indian River Marina).

Birthplace of: John M. Clayton - Senator and secretary of state.

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 Dagsboro and their reported violations in the past:

GULLS WAY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 1,617, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (SEP-24-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2008)
DAGSBORO WATER DEPT (Population served: 900, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water M/R - In OCT-16-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-08-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2013)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2013)
TUCKAHOE ACRES SYSTEM #1 (Population served: 750, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-2005), St Public Notif issued (JUL-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2005)
SUSSEX MANOR MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 279, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2013)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2013)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (2 times from AUG-12-2010 to FEB-14-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2013)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2013)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
STAGE VILLAGE MHC (Population served: 93, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JAN-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2007)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
SHOPPES AT MILLVILLE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2013)
BRAFMAN FAMILY DENTISTRY (Population served: 46, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-27-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-14-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-26-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2011)
  • 6 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2011), St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2011)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-12-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2010)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-16-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2009)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-17-2006), St Public Notif issued (JAN-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-27-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-14-2004), St Public Notif issued (JUL-14-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-26-2005), St Public Notif issued (JAN-26-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2005)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dagsboro that have no violations reported:

  • TUCKAHOE ACRES SYSTEM #2 (Population served: 900, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

71.4%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.8%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Banks with branches in Dagsboro (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Delmarva: Dagsboro Branch at Main And Clayton Streets, branch established on 1959/06/01. Info updated 2009/01/14: Bank assets: $440.9 mil, Deposits: $380.8 mil, headquarters in Seaford, DE, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Delmar Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Dagsboro:

Marital status in Dagsboro, DE
  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in Dagsboro:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Delaware average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Dagsboro
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dagsboro, 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:
Dagsboro:

49.9%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Dagsboro:

46.6%
State:

45.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dagsboro:

20.2%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dagsboro:

12.5%
Delaware:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dagsboro:

36.3%
Delaware:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

56.5%
Delaware:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.7%
Delaware:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dagsboro, DE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 4$20,836$62,5080$0
Other Government Administration 2$6,492$38,9522$3,369
Totals for Government 6$27,329$54,6582$3,369

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $186,000 ($200.65)
    General Public Buildings: $69,000 ($74.43)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $48,000 ($51.78)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($35.60)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($23.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $7,000 ($7.55)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($3.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $399,000 ($430.42)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($34.52)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $23,000 ($24.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $62,000 ($66.88)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($2.16)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($2.16)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $195,000 ($210.36)
  • Tax - Property: $272,000 ($293.42)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $17,000 ($18.34)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,354,000 ($1460.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,288,000 ($1389.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,000 ($70.12)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,124,000 ($1212.51)

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 Dagsboro, DE

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 1
  • UPS: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Dagsboro:

  • 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)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WJDY (1470 AM; 5 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, 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.)
  • WKHZ (1590 AM; 1 kW; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: RADIO BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dagsboro:

  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSDL (90.7 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WQJZ (97.1 FM; OCEAN PINES, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMD (92.7 FM; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE; Owner: RESORT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOCQ (103.9 FM; BERLIN, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WRXS (106.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ATLANTIC RADIO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WGBG (98.5 FM; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRBG-LP (107.9 FM; MILLSBORO, DE; Owner: RHYTHM AND BLUES GROUP HARMONY ASSOCIATION)
  • WICO-FM (97.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Dagsboro:

  • WBLP-LP (Channel 22; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: OCEAN 22 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WLWP-LP (Channel 4; MILLSBORO, ETC., DE; Owner: OCEAN 4 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WRAV-LP (Channel 8; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • WEWE-LP (Channel 24; SUSSEX COUNTY, DE; Owner: OCEAN 60 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • Dagsboro, Delaware
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents12
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:0
  • Fatalities8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents24
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Delaware average
  • Fatal accident count896
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents1453
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons352
  • Fatalities963
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents2365
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents165
See more detailed statistics of Dagsboro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.5mTotal length
  • 30,191Total average daily traffic
  • 1,980Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,224Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dagsboro)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rte 26, 4 Km Sw Of Dagsboro (Lat: 38.523444 Lon: -75.298250), Structure height: 152 m, Call Sign: KPJ735, Licensee ID: L01928546,
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.020 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/1988, Expiration Date: 08/01/2022, Registrant: Adams Radio Of Delmarva Peninsula, LLC, 16233 Kenyon Ave. Suite 220, Lakeville, MN 55044

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 6.4 Km Sw (Lat: 38.523444 Lon: -75.298250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 152 m, Call Sign: WPMU633,
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.912 MHz, Grant Date: 06/15/1998, Expiration Date: 06/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/02/2004, Certifier: William Buxbaum, Registrant: Network Services, LLC Debtor-In-Possession, 525 South Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245, Phone: (310) 615-6523, Fax: (310) 615-6581, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Dagsboro Fire Twr (Lat: 38.564833 Lon: -75.250472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146 m, Overall height: 152 m, Call Sign: WPRX349,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.725 MHz, 460.025 MHz, 460.225 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/2016, Expiration Date: 03/08/2026, Certifier: Signature On File, Registrant: Delaware Division Of Communications, 3050 Upper King Rd, Dover, DE 19904, Phone: (302) 697-4486, Fax: (302) 697-0355, Email:
  • Lat: 38.575333 Lon: -75.148472, Call Sign: WQQH974,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.687 MHz, 457.087 MHz, 456.762 MHz, Grant Date: 12/18/2012, Expiration Date: 12/18/2022, Certifier: Robert D Crouse, Registrant: Scott Communications, Inc., 2888 Bethlehem Pike, Hatfield, PA 19440, Phone: (215) 997-9500, Fax: (215) 822-8713, Email:
  • Lat: 38.538667 Lon: -75.269500, Call Sign: WQXN801,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.462 MHz, 452.287 MHz, 452.887 MHz, 457.287 MHz, 457.887 MHz, Grant Date: 04/26/2016, Expiration Date: 04/26/2026, Certifier: Stephanie Scott, Registrant: Bearcom, 4009 Distribution Drive, Bldg 200, Garland, TX 75041, Phone: (214) 765-7328, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dagsboro)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: RUSSELL MORGAN G RAGWING SPECIAL (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6163, N6163, N-6163, Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2012, Airworthiness Date: 05/07/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 67, Dagsboro, DE 19939
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145A SERIES (55 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 28052, N28052, N-28052, Serial Number: 4545, Year manufactured: 1940
    Registrant (Individual): Delbert Mitchell, , Dagsboro, DE 19939
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/09/2019
  • Aircraft: FROELICH FRANCIS MONROE JR CGS-HAWK-A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 35AA, N35AA, N-35AA, Serial Number: H-7-264-C, Certificate Issue Date: 12/11/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Paul F Burns, 32633 Dupont Blvd, Dagsboro, DE 19939
  • Aircraft: HARRELD DON RAND ROBINSON KR-1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5085L, N5085L, N-5085L, Serial Number: 4255, Year manufactured: 2011, Airworthiness Date: 11/29/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 67, Dagsboro, DE 19939
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/30/2018

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 35. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 56 took place in 2010, and the least - 16 in 2017. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Dagsboro, DE When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (49.4%), and Outside Fires (37.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dagsboro, DE
    • 29249.4%Structure Fires
    • 22237.6%Outside Fires
    • 498.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 284.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dagsboro, DE
Most common first names in Dagsboro, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5671.9 years
William3772.2 years
Mary3078.0 years
Joseph2374.0 years
James2271.8 years
Helen2079.8 years
George1876.5 years
Edward1878.0 years
Charles1775.0 years
Robert1766.5 years
Most common last names in Dagsboro, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hudson2775.2 years
Timmons2676.3 years
Mitchell1872.3 years
Bunting1575.0 years
Hickman1578.0 years
West1480.1 years
Smith1368.8 years
Murray1277.3 years
Calhoun1172.8 years
Quillen1182.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dagsboro, DE
  • 51.5%Electricity
  • 23.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.5%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dagsboro, DE
  • 68.4%Electricity
  • 14.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.5%Utility gas
  • 8.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Dagsboro compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

Dagsboro on our top lists:

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  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Melanesia (population 500+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Micronesia (population 500+)"
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  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Born at sea (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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