Long Neck, Delaware

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Population in 2010: 1,980. Population change since 2000: +21.5%
Males: 847  (42.8%)
Females: 1,133  (57.2%)
Median resident age:  62.3 years
Delaware median age:  45.4 years

Zip codes: 19966.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,545 (it was $34,688 in 2000)
Long Neck:

$41,545
DE:

$58,415
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,269 (it was $25,172 in 2000)

Long Neck CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,411 (it was $46,200 in 2000)
Long Neck:

$70,411
DE:

$226,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $59,023; Detached houses: $133,244; Mobile homes: $55,947

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,309.

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Long Neck races chart
  • White alone - 1,876 (94.7%)
  • Hispanic - 48 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 40 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Long Neck: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.9%), Irish (20.4%), English (17.4%), Italian (6.2%), French (3.3%), United States (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 2.49 square miles.

Population density: 796 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Long Neck:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Long Neck CDP:

  • Never married: 8.3%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 15.7%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

46 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

This place:  2.2%
Delaware:  8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $372 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $305 (0.5%)

Long Neck satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (60.0 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (92.2 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (95.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Millville, DE (2.3 miles ), Ocean View, DE (2.5 miles ), Dewey Beach, DE (2.6 miles ), Dagsboro, DE (2.7 miles ), Bethany Beach, DE (2.7 miles ), Rehoboth Beach, DE (2.8 miles ), Millsboro, DE (2.8 miles ), Henlopen Acres, DE (2.9 miles) .

Latitude: 38.62 N, Longitude: 75.15 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

Long Neck household income distribution Long Neck home values distribution

Property values in Long Neck, DE

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
Delaware:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other transportation workers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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

Average climate in Long Neck, Delaware

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Tornado activity:

Long Neck-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Delaware state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the Long Neck place 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 40.8 miles away from the place center caused $150,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Long Neck-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 127.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 166.0 miles away from Long Neck 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 126.7 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 262.3 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 341.4 miles away from Long Neck center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 371.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sussex County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Long Neck:

  • ATLANTIC SHORES REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MILLSBORO, DE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE REHOBOTH (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE)
  • DELAWARE HOSPICE SOUTHERN DIVISION (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LEWES, DE)
  • BEEBE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; LEWES, DE)
  • LEWES CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LEWES, DE)
  • HARBOR HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LEWES, DE)
  • GENERATIONS HOME CARE, INC. (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; GEORGETOWN, DE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Long Neck:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 15 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,159)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 26 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Salisbury University (about 32 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 41 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Delaware State University (about 45 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 46 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Cumberland County College (about 57 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)

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Shopping Center: Shops at Long Neck Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 75.1. This is about average.

City:

75.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0

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

  • LONG NECK WATER COMPANY (Population served: 14,820, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BAYWOOD GOLF AND RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY (Population served: 1,508, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.1%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 65.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Delaware:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.7%
Whole state:  67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Long Neck compared to Delaware state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Long Neck (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Long Neck Branch at 31860 Long Neck Road, branch established on 1980/06/05. 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
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Bay Shore @ Giant Branch at 25939 John J. Williams Highway, branch established on 2009/03/12. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Long Neck travel time to work - commute Long Neck mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Long Neck CDP (based on Sussex County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.31%
Here: 31.3%
USA: 50.2%

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
Sussex County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Sussex County:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Sussex County:

28.9%
Delaware:

27.9%

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

Here:

5.55%
Delaware average:

5.01%

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

0.04%
Delaware average:

0.07%

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


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

Here:

4.39%
Delaware average:

4.68%

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

0.04%
Delaware average:

0.09%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Long Neck:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Long Neck:

  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMD (92.7 FM; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE; Owner: RESORT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WSDL (90.7 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQJZ (97.1 FM; OCEAN PINES, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WRXS (106.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ATLANTIC RADIO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WOCQ (103.9 FM; BERLIN, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WGBG (98.5 FM; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W219BZ (91.7 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Long Neck:

  • WBLP-LP (Channel 22; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: OCEAN 22 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WLWP-LP (Channel 4; MILLSBORO, ETC., DE; Owner: OCEAN 4 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • 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.)
  • WRAV-LP (Channel 8; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • WEWE-LP (Channel 24; SUSSEX COUNTY, DE; Owner: OCEAN 60 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 17,866
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,250

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: N3IBE, Licensee ID: L00347466
    Grant Date: 03/13/2003, Expiration Date: 04/27/2013
    Registrant: William B Anderson Sr, 304 Teal Rd White House Beach, Long Neck, DE 19966
  • Call Sign: N3QJM, Licensee ID: L00706128
    Grant Date: 06/24/2003, Expiration Date: 09/21/2013
    Registrant: Julian M Siomkajlo, 1547 Morningside Dr, Long Neck, DE 19966
  • Call Sign: N9VYO, Licensee ID: L00310508
    Grant Date: 01/13/2004, Expiration Date: 01/13/2014
    Registrant: Roger L Level, E725a Breakers Pn Bayside, Long Neck, DE 19966
  • Call Sign: W3GRL, Licensee ID: L00502177
    Grant Date: 04/16/2002, Expiration Date: 06/16/2012
    Registrant: Paul E Widenor, 69 Driftwood Dr, Long Neck, DE 19966
  • Call Sign: KB3HFK, Licensee ID: L00414891
    Grant Date: 10/29/2001, Expiration Date: 10/29/2011, Certifier: Charlotte I Anderson
    Registrant: Charlotte I Anderson, 304 Teal Rd. White House Beach, Long Neck, DE 19966
  • Call Sign: KB3VXY, Licensee ID: L01632719
    Grant Date: 04/21/2011, Expiration Date: 04/21/2021, Certifier: Jeffrey S Schoap
    Registrant: Jeffrey S Schoap, 26228 Oak Forest Lane, Long Neck, DE 19966

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Businesses in Long Neck, DE

  • FedEx: 1
  • Giant: 1
  • UPS: 1

Long Neck on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Art and design workers"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations:"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations"
  • #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+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #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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