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Population in 2012: 2,841 (85% urban, 15% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 

Males: 1,269  (44.7%)
Females: 1,572  (55.3%)

Median resident age:  62.6 years
Delaware median age:  45.4 years

Zip codes: 19958.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,572 (it was $48,707 in 2000)
Lewes:

$54,572
DE:

$58,415
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,485

Lewes city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $476,418 (it was $243,500 in 2000)
Lewes:

$476,418
DE:

$226,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $831,492; Detached houses: $854,840; Townhouses or other attached units: $450,429; In 2-unit structures: $806,098; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $940,447; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,631,953; Mobile homes: $40,305

Median gross rent in 2012: $949.

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  • White alone - 2,437 (88.7%)
  • Black alone - 209 (7.6%)
  • Hispanic - 48 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lewes: 96.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (19.4%), English (16.9%), German (11.8%), Italian (5.7%), United States (4.8%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 18 feet

Land area: 3.66 square miles.

Population density: 777 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lewes:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lewes city:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

40 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Delaware:  7.6%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Lewes, Delaware as of May 07, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lewes to the number of sex offenders is 92 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,116 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,249 (0.2%)

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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: +4,198 (+149.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 424 (41.8%)

Area code: 302

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Crime rates in Lewes by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 100021000201
per 100,000 33.60.00.00.063.731.70.00.00.062.10.035.5
Robberies 000040110201
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0127.30.031.932.20.062.10.035.5
Assaults 123112149477
per 100,000 33.666.299.032.831.863.431.9129.0285.7124.1252.3248.2
Burglaries 19194111641242822161511
per 100,000 637.8628.9132.0360.3509.41300.3765.1902.9698.4496.6540.5390.1
Thefts 585538505166327064655951
per 100,000 1947.01820.61254.11637.71623.72093.21020.12257.32031.72017.42126.11808.5
Auto thefts 301032014102
per 100,000 100.70.033.00.095.563.40.032.2127.031.00.070.9
Arson 000000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.035.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 139.1110.269.482.4172.7184.693.5162.3167.3178.9146.9164.4

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.90
Delaware average:

2.51

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Lewes, Delaware accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Delaware:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +589 (+25.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Lewes-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Delaware state average. It is 37% 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 significantly below Delaware state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

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: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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/medical centers in Lewes:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Lewes, DE

Local government website: WWW.CI.LEWES.DE.US

College/University in Lewes:

  • Beebe Hospital School of Nursing (Full-time enrollment: 53; Location: 424 Savannah Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.beebeschoolofnursing.org)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lewes:

  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens (about 15 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • Delaware State University (about 36 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 3,113)
  • Salisbury University (about 39 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 7,211)
  • Cumberland County College (about 47 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 50 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • Atlantic Cape Community College (about 54 miles; Mays Landing, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,003)
  • The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (about 58 miles; Pomona, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,255)

Public high schools in Lewes:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lewes:

Private elementary/middle school in Lewes:

  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 133; Location: 129 W 4TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Lewes, School District: CAPE HENLOPEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

LEWES BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS (Population served: 9200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-14-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-14-2002)
HOLLY LAKE CAMPSITES (Population served: 1000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between SEP-2005 and NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-06-2005), St Public Notif issued (SEP-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2005)
LAUREL VILLAGE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 918, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-16-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and OCT-23-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-23-2000), Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-30-2000), Fed FAO issued (FEB-14-2001), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and JUN-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUL-24-1995), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-1995), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-1997), Fed Formal NOV issued (MAY-12-1998), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1998), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-1998)
SAND HILL ACRES (Population served: 384, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-16-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and OCT-23-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-23-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and SEP-17-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-1994), St Public Notif issued (JUL-24-1995), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-1995), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-1997), Fed No addtl Formal Action needed (APR-27-1998), Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-27-1998), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-1998)
HOLIDAY PINES (Population served: 210, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2000 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-26-2000), Fed FAO issued (FEB-13-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and FEB-04-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (DEC-28-1999), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and JUL-11-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-1994), St Public Notif issued (JUL-24-1995), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-1995), Fed Formal NOV issued (JUN-06-1996), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-1997), Fed FAO issued (JUL-24-1997), Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-29-1997)
  • One other older monitoring violation
LOVE CREEK PARK (Population served: 210, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUL-27-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-27-2004), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2003), St Public Notif issued (AUG-22-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-16-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and OCT-23-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-23-2000), Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-30-2000), Fed FAO issued (FEB-14-2001), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2001)
TALL PINES RESORT COMMUNITY SYS3 (Population served: 197, 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)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2001 and MAR-2001, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (2 times from MAR-27-2001 to MAR-27-2001), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from MAR-27-2001 to MAR-27-2001)
  • MCL, Average - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (OCT-03-2000), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2000)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Average - In JUN-2000, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2000 and JUN-2000, Contaminant: Nitrate
ANGOLA CREST II (Population served: 159, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and OCT-13-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-13-2000)

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

  • HOLLY LAKE CAMPSITES (Population served: 2064, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STEAMBOAT LANDING (Population served: 1172, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ANGOLA BEACH / ESTATES (Population served: 900, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOLLY LAKE CAMPSITES (Population served: 801, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ARBYS - LEWES (Population served: 675, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STEAMBOAT LANDING (Population served: 566, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CRABBY DICK'S (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ANGOLA CREST I (Population served: 170, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAPPY GO LUCKY TRAILER COURT (Population served: 159, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LA ROSA NEGRA RESTAURANT (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.9%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lewes, DE

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 compared to Delaware state average:

Lewes, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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  • 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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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lewes, Delaware:

  • Captain's Quarters Motel, 406 Savannah Rd, Lewes, DE 19958 , Phone: (302) 645-9800
  • New Devon Inn, 2ND & Market St, Lewes, DE 19958 , Phone: (302) 645-5973
  • Virden Center Dorm A University Of De, 700 Pilottown Rd, Lewes, DE 19958 , Phone: (302) 831-2886
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 1595 Hwy One, Lewes, DE 19958 , Phone: (302) 645-6464, Fax: (302) 644-8897
  • Inn At Canal Square, 122 Market St, Lewes, DE 19958 , Phone: (302) 644-3377, Fax: (302) 644-3565
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lewes, Delaware

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lewes travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.31%
Here31.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents41.7%24.8%6.6%4.3%3.2%
Congregations42.9%3.3%7.6%6.0%4.9%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.9%1.7%1.6%1.4%11.7%
Congregations4.9%3.3%1.6%1.1%24.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
This county:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.9%
Delaware:

27.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$9,055$36,2200$0
Other Government Administration 3$14,320$57,2800$0
Police Protection - Officers 13$44,309$40,9010$0
Police - Other 1$2,267$27,2040$0
Streets and Highways 2$7,709$46,2540$0
Solid Waste Management 6$21,522$43,0440$0
Water Supply 3$10,269$41,0760$0
Electric Power 13$44,975$41,5150$0
Other and Unallocable 6$23,311$46,6221$1,654
Totals for Government 50$177,737$42,6571$1,654

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,001,000 ($352.34)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,105,000 ($388.95)
    Police Protection: $1,070,000 ($376.63)
    Electric Utilities: $840,000 ($295.67)
    Regular Highways: $671,000 ($236.18)
    Sewerage: $488,000 ($171.77)
    Financial Administration: $354,000 ($124.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $301,000 ($105.95)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $124,000 ($43.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000 ($22.53)
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($8.80)
    Libraries: $14,000 ($4.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $201,000 ($70.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $614,000 ($216.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,872,000 ($1010.91)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,310,000 ($461.11)
    Parking Facilities: $139,000 ($48.93)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $39,000 ($13.73)
    All Other: $6,000 ($2.11)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $674,000 ($237.24)
    Fines and Forfeits: $57,000 ($20.06)
    Rents: $39,000 ($13.73)
    General Revenue, NEC: $29,000 ($10.21)
    Sale of Property: $14,000 ($4.93)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,559,000 ($1956.71)
    Water Utilities: $828,000 ($291.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $279,000 ($98.20)
    All Other: $101,000 ($35.55)
  • Tax - Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,744,000 ($613.87)
    Property: $1,410,000 ($496.30)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $128,000 ($45.05)
    Other License: $98,000 ($34.49)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,315,000 ($8206.62)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,500,000 ($6863.78)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,330,000 ($1524.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $515,000 ($181.27)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,204,000 ($1479.76)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,081,000 ($1788.45)

7.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Delaware average:

6.10%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($184 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.07%
Delaware average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from New Castle County, DE  0.87% ($62,931 average AGI)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.36% ($40,402)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.25% ($64,047)


4.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
Delaware average:

5.32%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($266 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.03%
Delaware average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kent County, DE  0.91% ($35,501 average AGI)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.41% ($32,937)
to Worcester County, MD  0.15% ($35,098)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Lewes, Delaware:
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Delaware average:
  • Fatal accident count: 69
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 108
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 32
  • Fatalities: 75
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 180
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10

Lewes fatal accident list:

Mar 12, 2004 87:99 PM, Pilottowne Road, Hoornkill Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 25, 1990 07:40 PM, S23, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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 drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 28 meters (92ft)
Total costs: $2,677,000
Total average daily traffic: 16,952
Total average daily truck traffic: 660

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lewes)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 16 (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: 5 (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: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 97 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lewes)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lewes)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 377 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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
Businesses in Lewes, DE
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Lowe's1
Ascend Collection1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Sleep Inn1
FedEx2Sprint Nextel1
Home Depot1UPS3
Jones New York1Walgreens1
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Lewes on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Water transportation"
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  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #51 (19958) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Estonian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #88 (19958) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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