Farmington, Delaware

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Population in 2014: 115 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +53.3%
Males: 68  (59.6%)
Females: 47  (40.4%)
Median resident age:  38.7 years
Delaware median age:  40.6 years

Zip code: 19950

Estimated median household income in 2016: $35,564 (it was $41,458 in 2000)
Farmington:

$35,564
DE:

$61,757

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $13,122 (it was $16,423 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $161,849 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Farmington:

$161,849
DE:

$243,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $143,924; Detached houses: $169,059; Mobile homes: $77,862

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,652.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Farmington: 89.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (74.4%), German (14.0%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 63 feet

Land area: 0.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,649 people per square mile   (low).

Farmington, Delaware map

For population 25 years and over in Farmington:

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Farmington town:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 33.9%
  • Separated: 9.9%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Farmington town:  0.7% ($533)
Delaware:  0.7% ($841)

Farmington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (52.1 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (63.5 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (81.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Harrington, DE (2.0 miles ), Greenwood, DE (2.1 miles ), Houston, DE (2.3 miles ), Milford, DE (2.9 miles ), Bridgeville, DE (3.0 miles ), Ellendale, DE (3.1 miles ), Felton, DE (3.1 miles ), Frederica, DE (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 38.87 N, Longitude: 75.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

Farmington household income distribution Farmington home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Delaware:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -42 (-35.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (20%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (55%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (20%)
  • Material moving occupations (20%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (55%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (27%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Farmington, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Farmington-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Delaware state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1984, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Farmington town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 38.1 miles away from the town center caused $150,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Farmington-area historical earthquake activity is near Delaware state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 104.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 154.3 miles away from Farmington center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 312.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 357.5 miles away from Farmington center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 283.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Farmington topographic map

Birthplace of: William Tharp - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Farmington:

  • MILFORD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MILFORD, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH - MILFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; MILFORD, DE)
  • ENVOY OF DENTON (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DENTON, MD)
  • WESLEYAN HEALTH CARE CNTR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DENTON, MD)
  • CAROLINE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DENTON, MD)
  • CAROLINE CNTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; DENTON, MD)
  • SEAFORD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)

airports located in Farmington:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Farmington:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 16 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,159)
  • Delaware State University (about 23 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 23 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 35 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Salisbury University (about 37 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 46 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cumberland County College (about 49 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)

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Churches in Farmington include: Bethany Church of the Brethren (A), Farmington-Salem Methodist Episcopal Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 86.7. This is about average.

City:

86.7
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.32. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.32
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.378. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.378
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00409. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00409
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.5%
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Delaware:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  82.9%
Whole state:  67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.8
Delaware average:

11.6

Farmington travel time to work - commute Farmington mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Farmington town (based on Kent County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,6795
Evangelical Protestant14,99279
Mainline Protestant14,93141
Black Protestant3,24518
Other2,71814
Orthodox1001
None109,645-
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: 24
Kent County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Kent County:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Here:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

31.2%
Delaware:

27.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

6.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,158 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Delaware average:

5.01%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($984 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.17%
Delaware average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Castle County, DE  1.21% ($37,860 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.14% ($35,747)
from Atlantic County, NJ  0.09% ($35,772)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,597 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Delaware average:

4.68%

0.26% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,634 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.26%
Delaware average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New Castle County, DE  1.01% ($36,003 average AGI)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.09% ($27,250)
to Cecil County, MD  0.06% ($35,889)

Strongest AM radio stations in Farmington:

  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WYUS (930 AM; 1 kW; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WIBF (1600 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: DIAMOND STATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDOV (1410 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Farmington:

  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WGBG (98.5 FM; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WAAI (100.9 FM; HURLOCK, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WRDX (94.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRTX (91.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE C/WEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WGMD (92.7 FM; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE; Owner: RESORT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Farmington:

  • 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)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEVD-LP (Channel 27; DOVER, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 41Total average daily traffic
  • 4Total average daily truck traffic
  • 50Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

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

FARMINGTON MINI MART (Population served: 433, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-16-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-16-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-13-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-13-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-21-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2011)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (6%)

Farmington compared to Delaware state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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