Lewes, Delaware

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Population in 2014: 2,943 (85% urban, 15% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.4%
 
Males: 1,349  (45.9%)
Females: 1,594  (54.1%)
Median resident age:  63.4 years
Delaware median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 19958.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,184 (it was $48,707 in 2000)
Lewes:

$56,184
DE:

$57,846

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $34,088 (it was $32,685 in 2000)

Lewes city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $453,746 (it was $243,500 in 2000)
Lewes:

$453,746
DE:

$226,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $266,382; Detached houses: $306,352; Townhouses or other attached units: $251,701; In 2-unit structures: $132,385; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $320,469; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $310,763; Mobile homes: $67,029; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $294,561

Median gross rent in 2013: $999.

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  • Races in Lewes, DE (2013)

    Lewes races chart
    • 2,71994.0%White alone
    • 852.9%Black alone
    • 361.2%American Indian alone
    • 281.0%Two or more races
    • 240.8%Hispanic
    • 40.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lewes: 96.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (16.4%), Irish (15.2%), German (13.4%), Italian (5.5%), Scottish (5.2%), United States (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 18 feet

Land area: 3.66 square miles.

Population density: 804 people per square mile   (low).

Lewes,DE real estate house value index trend

Lewes, Delaware map

For population 25 years and over in Lewes:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lewes city:

  • Never married: 14.8%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

66 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.3% Latin America, 0.3% Africa).

This city:

2.3%
Delaware:

5.7%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Lewes, Delaware as of August 31, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Lewes to the number of sex offenders is 114 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,268 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,148 (0.2%)

Lewes satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (49.2 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (84.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Henlopen Acres, DE (2.2 miles) , Rehoboth Beach, DE (2.3 miles ), Dewey Beach, DE (2.6 miles ), Milton, DE (3.0 miles ), Long Neck, DE (3.3 miles ), Slaughter Beach, DE (3.6 miles) , Georgetown, DE (3.8 miles ), Cape May Point borough, NJ (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 38.78 N, Longitude: 75.14 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): First Town in the First State

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,814 (+166.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 264 (28.6%)

Area code: 302

Lewes household income distribution Lewes home values distribution

Property values in Lewes, DE


Crime rates in Lewes by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0002100020103
per 100,000 0.00.00.063.731.70.00.00.062.10.035.50.0102.3
Robberies 0004011020103
per 100,000 0.00.00.0127.30.031.932.20.062.10.035.50.0102.3
Assaults 2311214947766
per 100,000 66.299.032.831.863.431.9129.0285.7124.1252.3248.2209.1204.6
Burglaries 1941116412428221615111421
per 100,000 628.9132.0360.3509.41,300.3765.1902.9698.4496.6540.5390.1488.0716.0
Thefts 55385051663270646559515861
per 100,000 1,820.61,254.11,637.71,623.72,093.21,020.12,257.32,031.72,017.42,126.11,808.52,021.62,079.8
Auto thefts 0103201410232
per 100,000 0.033.00.095.563.40.032.2127.031.00.070.9104.668.2
Arson 0000000000101
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.035.50.034.1
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 111.670.283.4174.8186.994.6164.3169.4181.0148.7166.4141.7250.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lewes detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.09
Delaware average:

2.35

Lewes tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Delaware:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +589 (+25.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)

Work and jobs in Lewes: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lewes, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lewes-area historical tornado activity is below Delaware state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Lewes city center injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 47.0 miles away from the city center caused $150,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lewes-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 117.6 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 171.1 miles away from Lewes 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 116.8 miles away from the city 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 260.4 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 335.2 miles away from Lewes center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 360.5 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 Sussex County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lewes topographic map

Birthplace of: Caleb Rodney - Politician, Daniel Rodney - Politician, David Hall (Delaware governor) - Judge, George B. Rodney - Politician, Hiram R. Burton - Politician, Joseph Maull - Politician, John Morris (pitcher) - Baseball player, Spencer Steele - Lacrosse player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Lewes:

  • BEEBE MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 424 SAVANNAH RD)
  • DELAWARE HOSPICE SOUTHERN DIVISION (1632 SAVANNAH RD., SUITE 5)
  • CADBURY AT LEWES (17028 CADBURY CIRCLE)
  • HARBOR HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CTR (301 OCEAN VIEW BLVD)
  • LEWES CONVALESCENT CENTER (440 MARKET STREET)

College/University in Lewes:

  • Beebe Medical Center Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing (Full-time enrollment: 61; Location: 424 Savannah Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.beebeschoolofnursing.org)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lewes:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 16 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,159)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 34 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Delaware State University (about 36 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 37 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Salisbury University (about 39 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • Cumberland County College (about 47 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 49 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)

Public high schools in Lewes:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lewes:

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Library in Lewes:

  • LEWES PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $492,191; Location: 111 ADAMS AVENUE; 51,149 books; 1,938 audio materials; 1,840 video materials; 35 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 120 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • St. George's African Methodist Episcopal Church, 317 Park Avenue, Lewes, DE 19958. This Church was not listed as a Church in Lewes, additionally, the Church has been established in Lewes since 1816.
  • TV Stations: WRDE-59, Rehoboth Beach Owner: Rehoboth Beach Communications Inc.

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Notable locations in Lewes: Lewes City Power Plant (A), Lewes Sewage Treatment Plant (B), Lewes Police Department (C), Lewes Public Library (D), Zwaanendael Museum (E), Lewes City Hall (F), Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Station (G), Lewes Fire Department Incorporated Station 1 Headquarters (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lewes include: Friendship Church (A), Lewes Presbyterian Church (B), Saint Peters Church (C), Groome United Methodist Church (D), Bethel United Methodist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint George Cemetery (1), Bethel Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Blockhouse Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

River: Broadkill River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Lewes: Beach Plum Island State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Lewes Historical Society (Museums; 110 Shipcarpenter Street), Thompson Country Store (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Third Street), Delaware Academy of Medicine of Libraries (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; B Flinn), Cape Henlopen Motel (Recreation Areas; 106 Anglers Road), Fishhawk Charters Inc. Captain Thom Brejwa (Tours & Charters; 217 Angler's Road Slip 16), Tranquila Sport Fishing (Tours & Charters; Slip #17 Lewes Harbor Marina), Angler's Fishing Center (Tours & Charters; 2611 York Road), Fatal Attraction Sport Fishing (Tours & Charters; Anglers Road).

Hotels: Sleep Inn - Inn & Suites (1595 Highway One), Zwaanendael Inn (142 2nd Street), Rehoboth Today-Rehoboth Beach- Delaware (25 Greystone Manor), Hampton Inn (4529 Highway One), Hotel Blue (10 Anglers Rd), Heritage Inn & Golf Club (2 Postal Lane), Red Mill Inn (150 Hwy), Blue Water House (407 East Market Street), Cape Henlopen Motel (106 Anglers Road).

Court: Tenley Court Enterprises (1420 Highway One).

Sussex 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 69.9. This is about average.

City:

69.9
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.32. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 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 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.378
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.1%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Delaware:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.4%
Whole state:  67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households
157 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
257 people in nursing homes in 2000
14 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Lewes, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Lewes (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Lewes Drive-In Branch at 32547 Lewes Georgetown Highway, branch established on 2011/05/16; Lewes Branch at 134 Second Street, branch established on 1898/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Lewes-Henlopen Plaza Branch at 34161 Citizens Drive, branch established on 2006/07/17; Lewes Branch at 131 Second St, branch established on 1959/07/20. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Community Bank Delaware: at 1450 Kings Highway, branch established on 2006/05/30. Info updated 2006/11/14: Bank assets: $130.9 mil, Deposits: $110.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Fulton Bank, National Association: Lewes Branch at 34346 Carpenter's Way, branch established on 2002/10/07. Info updated 2010/12/30: Bank assets: $9,041.7 mil, Deposits: $6,700.3 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 122 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Lewes Branch at 17725 Coastal Highway, branch established on 2006/11/15. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB: Lewes Branch at 34383 Carpenters Way, branch established on 2007/05/21. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,281.1 mil, Deposits: $3,150.2 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices
  • County Bank: Lewes Branch at 1609 Savannah Road, branch established on 2002/09/18. Info updated 2012/02/23: Bank assets: $333.1 mil, Deposits: $294.9 mil, headquarters in Rehoboth Beach, DE, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Cb Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Delaware average:

12.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lewes city (based on Sussex County data)

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:
Lewes:

51.2%
State:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.7%
Delaware:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Lewes:

29.6
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.9%
Delaware:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

15.6%
Delaware:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lewes:

39.4%
Delaware:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

54.2%
State:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.4%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lewes, DE Residents
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
Financial Administration 5$16,158$38,7790$0
Other Government Administration 8$19,943$29,9151$2,675
Police Protection - Officers 11$53,393$58,2470$0
Police - Other 1$2,473$29,6760$0
Streets and Highways 9$30,383$40,5110$0
Water Supply 3$12,974$51,8961$2,245
Electric Power 4$19,984$59,9520$0
Other and Unallocable 6$32,254$64,5080$0
Totals for Government 47$187,562$47,8882$4,920

Lewes government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,001,000 ($340.13)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,105,000 ($375.47)
    Police Protection: $1,070,000 ($363.57)
    Electric Utilities: $840,000 ($285.42)
    Regular Highways: $671,000 ($228.00)
    Sewerage: $488,000 ($165.82)
    Financial Administration: $354,000 ($120.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $301,000 ($102.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $124,000 ($42.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000 ($21.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($8.49)
    Libraries: $14,000 ($4.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $201,000 ($68.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $614,000 ($208.63)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,872,000 ($975.87)

Lewes government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,310,000 ($445.12)
    Parking Facilities: $139,000 ($47.23)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $39,000 ($13.25)
    All Other: $6,000 ($2.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $674,000 ($229.02)
    Fines and Forfeits: $57,000 ($19.37)
    Rents: $39,000 ($13.25)
    General Revenue, NEC: $29,000 ($9.85)
    Sale of Property: $14,000 ($4.76)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,559,000 ($1888.89)
    Water Utilities: $828,000 ($281.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $279,000 ($94.80)
    All Other: $101,000 ($34.32)
  • Tax - Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,744,000 ($592.59)
    Property: $1,410,000 ($479.10)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $128,000 ($43.49)
    Other License: $98,000 ($33.30)

Lewes government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,315,000 ($7922.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,500,000 ($6625.89)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,330,000 ($1471.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $515,000 ($174.99)

Lewes government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,204,000 ($1428.47)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,081,000 ($1726.47)

5.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Delaware average:

5.01%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($303 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.04%
Delaware average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kent County, DE  0.68% ($31,255 average AGI)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.38% ($40,062)
from Worcester County, MD  0.17% ($36,023)


4.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,649 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.39%
Delaware average:

4.68%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($369 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.04%
Delaware average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kent County, DE  0.73% ($31,909 average AGI)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.31% ($26,704)
to Worcester County, MD  0.13% ($30,570)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lewes:

  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lewes:

  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMD (92.7 FM; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE; Owner: RESORT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WSDL (90.7 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDOX (106.7 FM; NORTH CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: WJNN, INC.)
  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCZT (98.7 FM; VILLAS, NJ; Owner: WZK, LLC)
  • W219BZ (91.7 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBNJ (93.1 FM; WILDWOOD CREST, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WQJZ (97.1 FM; OCEAN PINES, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWCJ (89.1 FM; CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Lewes:

  • 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.)
  • WBLP-LP (Channel 22; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: OCEAN 22 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WLWP-LP (Channel 4; MILLSBORO, ETC., DE; Owner: OCEAN 4 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
Lewes fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Lewes fatal accident list:

Mar 12, 2004 87:99 PM, Pilottowne Road, Hoornkill Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Dec 25, 1990 07:40 PM, S23, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 12, 1989 04:15 PM, S280, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 30, 1979 11:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 28m92ftTotal length
  • $2,677,000Total costs
  • 19,475Total average daily traffic
  • 988Total average daily truck traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lewes)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lewes, DE)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 120 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lewes)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lewes)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 631 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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

LEWES BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS (Population served: 9,200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
TALL PINES RESORT COMMUNITY SYS1 (Population served: 1,538, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-17-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-17-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-02-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-20-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-19-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-11-2008), St Public Notif issued (SEP-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-23-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2004), St Public Notif issued (JUL-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2005)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
ANGOLA BEACH ESTS. (Population served: 1,275, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-18-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
HOLIDAY PINES (Address: 33188 Woodland Ct. South , Population served: 210, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-03-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-22-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-22-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2013)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2013)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2012), Fed Formal NOV issued (NOV-25-2013), Fed FAO issued (FEB-25-2014)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2012), Fed Formal NOV issued (NOV-25-2013), Fed FAO issued (FEB-25-2014)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2012), Fed Formal NOV issued (NOV-25-2013), Fed FAO issued (FEB-25-2014)
  • 14 other older monitoring violations
TALL PINES RESORT COMMUNITY SYS3 (Population served: 194, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-09-2005), St Public Notif issued (AUG-09-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2005)
BEACH BABIES DAY CARE (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-17-2007), St Public Notif issued (OCT-17-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2008)
SURFING CRAB (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2011)
ANGOLA CREST II (Population served: 159, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-14-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-14-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-03-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-13-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-23-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2006), St Public Notif issued (AUG-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-27-2006)

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

  • STEAMBOAT LANDING SYSTEM 1 (Population served: 1,172, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STEAMBOAT LANDING SYSTEM 2 (Population served: 566, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ANGOLA CREST I (Population served: 170, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CAMP ARROWHEAD SYSTEM #3 (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CAMP ARROWHEAD SYSTEM #1 (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TALL PINES RESORT COMMUNITY SYS4 (Population served: 79, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RED MILL INN (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEWES SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 61
  • Hazardous Condition: 70
  • Service Call: 18
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Lewes

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lewes, DE
Most common first names in Lewes, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William17275.6 years
John16473.5 years
Mary11180.3 years
Robert10272.0 years
Charles9173.5 years
James9172.7 years
Joseph8776.0 years
George7276.4 years
Margaret6181.4 years
Helen6082.7 years
Most common last names in Lewes, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4477.0 years
Maull3579.6 years
Johnson3377.3 years
Morris2672.3 years
Miller2677.2 years
Hill2576.5 years
Brown2378.7 years
Wilson2382.2 years
Fisher2281.2 years
Moore2275.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
Businesses in Lewes, DE
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Jones New York1
Arby's1Lowe's1
Ascend Collection1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Curves1Sleep Inn1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx2UPS3
Home Depot1Walgreens1

Lewes compared to Delaware state average:

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