Little Creek, Delaware

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Population in 2014: 232 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.0%
 
Males: 131  (56.5%)
Females: 101  (43.5%)
Median resident age:  27.5 years
Delaware median age:  40.6 years

Zip code: 19901

Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,828 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
Little Creek:

$47,828
DE:

$61,757

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,886 (it was $13,418 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $137,945 (it was $77,400 in 2000)
Little Creek:

$137,945
DE:

$243,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $139,789; Detached houses: $152,337; Mobile homes: $82,581

Median gross rent in 2016: $728.

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  • Races in Little Creek, DE (2010)

    Little Creek races chart
    • 20792.4%White alone
    • 52.2%Black alone
    • 52.2%Two or more races
    • 31.3%Hispanic
    • 20.9%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Asian alone
    • 10.4%Other race alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Little Creek: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (15.0%), Irish (6.3%), English (5.0%), Polish (3.8%), Scottish (3.8%), Ukrainian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 0.11 square miles.

Population density: 2,118 people per square mile   (low).

Little Creek, Delaware map

For population 25 years and over in Little Creek:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Little Creek town:

  • Never married: 51.2%
  • Now married: 31.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $650 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $557 (0.3%)

Little Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (31.9 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (59.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Dover Base Housing, DE (1.9 miles ), Dover, DE (2.1 miles ), Kent Acres, DE (2.1 miles ), Rodney Village, DE (2.3 miles ), Highland Acres, DE (2.3 miles ), Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE (2.3 miles ), Leipsic, DE (2.5 miles ), Camden, DE (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 39.17 N, Longitude: 75.45 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

Little Creek household income distribution Little Creek home values distribution

Property values in Little Creek, DE

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Delaware:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +56 (+40.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (37%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (30%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (26%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Average climate in Little Creek, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Little Creek-area historical tornado activity is near Delaware state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.5 miles away from the Little Creek town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1992, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Little Creek-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 86.4 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 85.7 miles away from Little Creek 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 172.1 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 306.4 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 336.1 miles away from Little Creek 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 275.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

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

Birthplace of: Thomas Cooper (representative) - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Little Creek:

  • COURTLAND MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • DELAWARE HOSPICE CENTRAL DIV (Hospital, about 4 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER, KENT GENERAL CAMPUS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH - KENT GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • SILVER LAKE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE GREENTREE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; DOVER, DE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Little Creek:

  • Delaware State University (about 6 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 7 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Cumberland County College (about 29 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 33 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Wilmington University (about 37 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 10,072)
  • University of Delaware (about 40 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 20,078)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 41 miles; Wilmington, DE; FT enrollment: 4,972)

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Notable locations in Little Creek: Leipsic Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated (A), Little Creek Town Hall (B), Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Little Creek include: Little Creek United Methodist Church (A), Little Creek Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Little Creek: Old Stone Tavern (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 83.4. This is about average.

City:

83.4
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.31
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00409. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00409
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.1%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.3% for other race residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Delaware:  2.5 people

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

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.0
Delaware average:

11.6

Little Creek travel time to work - commute Little Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Little Creek town (based on Kent County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,6795
Evangelical Protestant14,99279
Mainline Protestant14,93141
Black Protestant3,24518
Other2,71814
Orthodox1001
None109,645-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Kent County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

31.2%
Delaware:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.7%
Delaware:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

38.2%
Delaware:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Little Creek:

23.5%
Delaware:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.2%
State:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
Little Creek:

35.1%
Delaware:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

49.3%
Delaware:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Little Creek:

75.1%
Delaware:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Little Creek, DE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

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

Here:

6.41%
Delaware average:

5.01%

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

0.17%
Delaware average:

0.07%

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


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

Here:

5.75%
Delaware average:

4.68%

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

0.26%
Delaware average:

0.09%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Little Creek:

  • WIBF (1600 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: DIAMOND STATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDOV (1410 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Little Creek:

  • WRDX (94.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRTX (91.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE C/WEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WDSD (92.9 FM; SMYRNA, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W292CF (106.3 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • W261AE (100.1 FM; CAMDEN, DE; Owner: FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH)
  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSNJ-FM (107.7 FM; BRIDGETON, NJ; Owner: COHANZICK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJKS (101.7 FM; CANTON, NJ; Owner: QC COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Little Creek:

  • WEVD-LP (Channel 27; DOVER, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE)
  • W14CM (Channel 14; DOVER, DE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $795,000Total costs
  • 3,001Total average daily traffic
  • 341Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,729Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Dan Menser, 311 Main St (1ke6358c) (Lat: 39.164611 Lon: -75.448694), Type: 37.5, Overall height: 37.5 m, Registrant: 4253784000, Dan.Menser@t-Mobile.Com, 12920 SE 38TH ST
  • Dan Menser, 311 Main St (1ke6358c) (Lat: 39.164611 Lon: -75.448694), Type: 37.5, Overall height: 37.5 m, Registrant: 4253784000, Dan.Menser@t-Mobile.Com, 12920 SE 38TH ST
  • Dan Menser, 311 Main St (1ke6358c) (Lat: 39.164611 Lon: -75.448694), Type: 37.5, Overall height: 37.5 m, Registrant: 4253784000, Dan.Menser@t-Mobile.Com, 12920 SE 38TH ST

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Main St (Lat: 39.164833 Lon: -75.447972), Call Sign: KBH749, Licensee ID: L00060806
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.7800 MHz, 33.8200 MHzGrant Date: 02/02/1998, Expiration Date: 04/08/2003, Cancellation Date: 07/13/2003Registrant: Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company Inc, Main St, Little Creek, DE 19961

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

PICKERING BEACH COMPANY (Population served: 109, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-15-2008), St Public Notif issued (MAY-15-2008), St Boil Water Order (MAY-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-24-2007), St Public Notif issued (SEP-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2007)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (11%)

Little Creek compared to Delaware state average:

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