Lewes, Delaware

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Population in 2017: 3,083 (85% urban, 15% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.2%
 
Males: 1,443  (46.8%)
Females: 1,640  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

68.8 years
Delaware median age:

40.1 years

Zip codes: 19958.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $77,002 (it was $48,707 in 2000)
Lewes:

$77,002
DE:

$62,852

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $55,861 (it was $32,685 in 2000)

Lewes city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $676,036 (it was $243,500 in 2000)
Lewes:

$676,036
DE:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $337,321; detached houses: $381,888; townhouses or other attached units: $288,226; in 2-unit structures: $531,224; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $465,614; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $269,989; mobile homes: $93,697; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $139,113

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,197.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lewes: 94.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.0%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Lewes, DE (2017)
    • 2,61183.9%White alone
    • 2969.5%Black alone
    • 912.9%Hispanic
    • 431.4%Asian alone
    • 301.0%Two or more races
    • 160.5%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Lewes, Delaware as of July 15, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lewes is 99 to 1.


Crime rates in Lewes by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

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)
2
(63.7)
1
(31.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(62.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(102.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.9)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(127.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.9)
1
(32.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(62.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(102.3)
1
(33.4)
1
(32.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(31.8)
2
(63.4)
1
(31.9)
4
(129.0)
9
(285.7)
4
(124.1)
7
(252.3)
7
(248.2)
6
(209.1)
6
(204.6)
7
(233.9)
2
(65.3)
3
(95.8)
7
(223.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
16
(509.4)
41
(1,300)
24
(765.1)
28
(902.9)
22
(698.4)
16
(496.6)
15
(540.5)
11
(390.1)
14
(488.0)
21
(716.0)
10
(334.1)
9
(293.6)
13
(415.2)
15
(478.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
51
(1,624)
66
(2,093)
32
(1,020)
70
(2,257)
64
(2,032)
65
(2,017)
59
(2,126)
51
(1,809)
58
(2,022)
61
(2,080)
66
(2,205)
53
(1,729)
62
(1,980)
49
(1,563)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(95.5)
2
(63.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.2)
4
(127.0)
1
(31.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(70.9)
3
(104.6)
2
(68.2)
1
(33.4)
1
(32.6)
2
(63.9)
1
(31.9)
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)
1
(35.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)203.8217.9110.3191.6197.5211.0173.3194.0165.2292.2171.1115.2158.1143.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Lewes, DE

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.15
Delaware average:

2.35
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Ancestries: Irish (14.4%), German (11.3%), English (10.5%), Italian (7.9%), American (7.1%), European (6.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 18 feet

Land area: 3.66 square miles.

Population density: 843 people per square mile   (low).

Lewes, Delaware map

102 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

3.2%
Delaware:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,582 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,579 (0.3%)

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: +4,952 (+157.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 376 (30.9%)

Area code: 302

Distribution of median household income in Lewes, DE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lewes, DE in 2017

Property values in Lewes, DE

Lewes satellite photo by USGS

Lewes tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Delaware:

3.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +589 (+25.1%).
Most common industries in Lewes, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.4%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.4%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.6%)
  • Educational services (16.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Lewes, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.1%)

Average climate in Lewes, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lewes, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.6. This is better than average.

City:

56.6
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 1.2 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 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.112
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

33.3

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 Lewes 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 the city 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 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 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 (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
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 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lewes topographic map

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.

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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 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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Lewes:

Marital status in Lewes, DE
  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Lewes:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Delaware average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lewes
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lewes, 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
This 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
This county:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sussex County:

10.9%
State:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.9%
State:

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 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$59,209$64,5920$0
Streets and Highways 9$33,692$44,9230$0
Other Government Administration 8$22,115$33,1731$3,336
Other and Unallocable 5$39,248$94,1952$5,949
Financial Administration 5$17,918$43,0030$0
Electric Power 4$32,080$96,2400$0
Water Supply 4$15,597$46,7911$2,800
Police - Other 1$2,743$32,9160$0
Totals for Government 47$222,602$56,8354$12,085

Lewes government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $513,000 ($166.40)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($1.95)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,405,000 ($455.72)
    General - Other: $896,000 ($290.63)
    Regular Highways: $794,000 ($257.54)
    Central Staff Services: $332,000 ($107.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $309,000 ($100.23)
    Financial Administration: $298,000 ($96.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $270,000 ($87.58)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $151,000 ($48.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $442,000 ($143.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $253,000 ($82.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,973,000 ($639.96)

Lewes government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $411,000 ($133.31)
    Other: $88,000 ($28.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $1,133,000 ($367.50)
    Interest Earnings: $402,000 ($130.39)
    General Revenue - Other: $343,000 ($111.26)
    Rents: $214,000 ($69.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $30,000 ($9.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $426,000 ($138.18)
    Highways: $100,000 ($32.44)
    Other: $13,000 ($4.22)
  • Tax - Property: $2,645,000 ($857.93)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,575,000 ($510.87)
    Public Utilities Sales: $841,000 ($272.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $455,000 ($147.58)
    Other License: $328,000 ($106.39)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $222,000 ($72.01)

Lewes government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,221,000 ($7207.59)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,359,000 ($6279.27)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,283,000 ($3335.39)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,283,000 ($3335.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,862,000 ($928.32)

Lewes government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,745,000 ($2512.16)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,313,000 ($3345.12)

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 Lewes, DE
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Jones New York1
Arby's1Lowe's1
Ascend Collection1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Curves1Sleep Inn1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx2UPS3
Home Depot1Walgreens1

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Lewes fatal accident list:

Mar 12, 2004 87:99 PM, Pilottowne Road, Hoornkill Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 25, 1990 07:40 PM, S23, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk 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, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 190ft / 58.4mTotal length
  • $4,683,000Total costs
  • 80,940Total average daily traffic
  • 6,099Total average daily truck traffic
  • 98,176Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lewes, DE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lewes, DE
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lewes)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Lewes, DE)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast 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: 132 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lewes)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lewes)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 781 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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 fire incidents per year is 66. The highest number of fires - 99 took place in 2007, and the least - 47 in 2013. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Lewes, DE When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (48.5%), and Outside Fires (36.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lewes, DE
    • 54048.5%Structure Fires
    • 40236.1%Outside Fires
    • 14513.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 272.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lewes, DE

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lewes, Delaware:

  • Hotel Rodney, 142 2nd St, Lewes, Delaware 19958 , Phone: (302) 645-6466
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 1595 Hwy One, Lewes, Delaware 19958 , Phone: (302) 645-6464, Fax: (302) 644-8897
  • Inn At Canal Square, 122 Market St, Lewes, Delaware 19958 , Phone: (302) 644-3377, Fax: (302) 644-3565
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lewes, Delaware
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lewes, DE
  • 42.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.8%Electricity
  • 15.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.7%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 1.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lewes, DE
  • 77.9%Electricity
  • 14.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lewes compared to Delaware state average:

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