Seaford, Delaware

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Population in 2014: 7,417 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.7%
 
Males: 3,428  (46.2%)
Females: 3,989  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  37.6 years
Delaware median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 19973.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,685 (it was $28,402 in 2000)
Seaford:

$31,685
DE:

$57,846

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,221 (it was $15,022 in 2000)

Seaford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $159,305 (it was $87,600 in 2000)
Seaford:

$159,305
DE:

$226,200

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

Median gross rent in 2013: $653.

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  • Races in Seaford, DE (2013)

    Seaford races chart
    • 3,76151.5%White alone
    • 2,71837.2%Black alone
    • 3955.4%Hispanic
    • 2443.3%Asian alone
    • 771.1%Two or more races
    • 520.7%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Seaford: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (13.9%), Irish (10.0%), German (9.3%), West Indian (4.8%), United States (4.2%), Scottish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/06/1865

Elevation: 29 feet

Land area: 3.48 square miles.

Population density: 2,132 people per square mile   (low).

Seaford,DE real estate house value index trend

Seaford, Delaware map

For population 25 years and over in Seaford:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Seaford city:

  • Never married: 38.4%
  • Now married: 35.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

398 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America, 1.2% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

5.9%
Delaware:

5.7%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 94 registered sex offenders living in Seaford, Delaware as of December 10, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Seaford to the number of sex offenders is 76 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $812 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $812 (0.5%)

Seaford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dundalk, MD (64.3 miles , pop. 62,306).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (70.7 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (96.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Blades, DE (1.0 miles ), Bethel, DE (2.3 miles) , Laurel, DE (2.5 miles ), Bridgeville, DE (2.6 miles ), Galestown, MD (2.8 miles) , Federalsburg, MD (3.0 miles ), Sharptown, MD (3.0 miles ), District 10, Sharptown, MD (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 38.64 N, Longitude: 75.62 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Nylon Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,342 (+59.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 741 (27.3%)

Area code: 302

Seaford household income distribution Seaford home values distribution

Property values in Seaford, DE


Crime rates in Seaford by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 2001210010100
per 100,000 29.00.00.014.228.214.00.00.013.50.014.10.00.0
Rapes 18346245333125
per 100,000 14.5115.242.556.784.728.155.368.440.542.942.2165.767.4
Robberies 1616158322831261921201411
per 100,000 231.8230.4212.6113.5452.0393.2428.7355.7256.7300.0281.2193.3148.3
Assaults 42303547424741423333564951
per 100,000 608.5432.1496.0666.8593.2660.0567.0574.6445.8471.5787.3676.7687.4
Burglaries 47748161799782767899709277
per 100,000 681.01,065.81,147.8865.41,115.81,362.21,134.01,039.71,053.61,414.5984.11,270.51,037.9
Thefts 297360324308318302297341331426502439447
per 100,000 4,303.15,185.14,591.24,369.44,491.54,241.04,107.34,664.84,471.26,086.67,057.56,062.76,025.1
Auto thefts 681515121569103497
per 100,000 86.9115.2212.6212.8169.5210.683.0123.1135.142.956.2124.394.4
Arson 1321000000000
per 100,000 14.543.228.314.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 447.5494.7438.7453.0596.5534.5492.5500.8448.8518.2605.2612.5511.3

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Crime rate in Seaford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 38 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.64
Delaware average:

2.35
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Delaware:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +996 (+17.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Seaford, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Seaford-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Delaware state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.2 miles away from the Seaford city center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 49.1 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Seaford-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 118.7 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 144.4 miles away from Seaford 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 118.2 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 320.5 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 373.1 miles away from Seaford 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 287.0 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).
Seaford topographic map

Birthplace of: Antwan Lake - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Jul 10, 1979), Edward L. Martin - Politician, Horace G. Knowles - Diplomat, James R. Hurley - Politician, Sandra Major - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Seaford:

  • NANTICOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 801 MIDDLEFORD RD)
  • LOFLAND PARK CENTER (715 E. KING STREET)
  • METHODIST MANOR HOUSE (1001 MIDDLEFORD ROAD)
  • SEAFORD CENTER (1100 NORMAN ESKRIDGE HIGHWAY)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE SEAFORD (23006 SUSEX HIGHWAY)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS - SEAFORD (600 HEALTH SERVICES DRIVE)
  • PENINSULA HOME CARE (501 HEALTH SERVICES DRIVE)

airports located in Seaford:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seaford:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 12 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,159)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 20 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Salisbury University (about 21 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 31 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Delaware State University (about 38 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 39 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 53 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)

Public high schools in Seaford:

Private high school in Seaford:

  • SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 12, Location: 110 HOLLY ST, Grades: PK-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Seaford:

See full list of schools located in Seaford

Library in Seaford:

  • SEAFORD DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $353,452; Location: 402 NORTH PORTER STREET; 47,806 books; 1,833 audio materials; 2,558 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 131 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Seaford Central, Fredrick Douglas, Blades, and West Seaford Elementary Schools are all grades K-5.

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Notable locations in Seaford: Seaford Sports Complex (A), Seaford Golf and Country Club (B), Seaford Industrial Park (C), Methodist Manor Home (D), City of Seaford Waste Treatment Plant (E), Seaford Police Department (F), Seaford District Library (G), Nanticoke Senior Center (H), Seaford City Hall (I), Seaford Volunteer Fire Department Incorporated (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Nylon Capital Shopping Center (1), Seaford Village Shopping Center (2), Seaford Marketplace Shopping Center (3), Sussex Plaza Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Seaford include: Grace Baptist Church (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Christ Lutheran Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Seaford Presbyterian Church (E), Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church (F), Saint Johns United Methodist Church (G), Christian Church (H), Church of the Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Odd Fellows Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Herring Run (A), Clear Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Seaford include: Soroptimist Park (1), Williams Pond Park (2), Kiwanis Park (3), Ross Mansion (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Seaford Museum (203 High Street), Ross Plantation (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Pine Street Extension), Seaford Historical Society Ross Mansion (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Pine Street Extension).

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express (210 North Dual Highway), Best Western Seaford Inn (225 North Dual Highway), Sunrise Motel (1000 USHighway 13 North), Hampton Inn Seaford- Delaware (799 North Dual Highway).

Courts: Delaware State - Justice Of The Peace Court- Civil Courts- Court No 19 (408 East Stein Highway), Delaware State - Justice Of The Peace Court- Criminal Courts- Court (408 East Stein Highway).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 79.1. This is about average.

City:

79.1
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.44
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00401. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00401
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.7%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.8% for Black residents, 25.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Delaware:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.0%
Whole state:  67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Seaford in 2010:

  • 264 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Seaford in 2000:

  • 238 people in nursing homes
  • 208 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

Seaford, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Seaford (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Seaford Branch at 509 West Stein Highway, branch established on 1971/05/03; Seaford Village Branch at 22920 Sussex Highway, branch established on 1987/11/11. 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: West Seaford Branch at 1200 Stein Highway, branch established on 1958/07/16; Methodist Manor House Branch at 1001 Middleford Road Methodist Manor House, branch established on 1991/08/05. 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
  • County Bank: Seaford Branch at 632 West Stein Highway, branch established on 1997/03/03. 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
  • The Bank of Delmarva: The Bank Of Delmarva at 910 Norman Eskridge Highway, branch established on 1896/12/14. Info updated 2009/01/14: Bank assets: $440.9 mil, Deposits: $380.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Delmar Bancorp
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Seaford Branch at 22870 Sussex Highway, branch established on 1998/06/15. 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
  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB: Seaford Branch at 22820 Sussex Highway Sussex Common Shopping Center Unit 19, branch established on 2011/05/26. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
Delaware average:

12.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,6817
Mainline Protestant23,803107
Evangelical Protestant16,640115
Black Protestant2,91421
Other6558
Orthodox2202
None125,232-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Sussex County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Sussex County:

28.9%
Delaware:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.0%
Delaware:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Seaford:

41.8%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Seaford:

22.4%
Delaware:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Seaford:

14.3%
Delaware:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Seaford:

6.9
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.6%
Delaware:

34.1%

General health condition:
Seaford:

50.5%
Delaware:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Seaford:

76.3%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Seaford, DE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$37,395$49,8600$0
Other Government Administration 5$31,399$75,3580$0
Police Protection - Officers 26$129,372$59,7100$0
Police - Other 11$53,229$58,0681$558
Streets and Highways 3$8,532$34,1280$0
Sewerage 4$16,767$50,3010$0
Parks and Recreation 7$25,163$43,1373$930
Water Supply 5$19,893$47,7430$0
Electric Power 11$48,962$53,4130$0
Totals for Government 81$370,712$54,9204$1,488

Seaford government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,364,000 ($183.90)
    Water Utilities: $670,000 ($90.33)
    Electric Utilities: $61,000 ($8.22)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,685,000 ($1036.13)
    Police Protection: $1,899,000 ($256.03)
    Sewerage: $1,465,000 ($197.52)
    Financial Administration: $734,000 ($98.96)
    Water Utilities: $673,000 ($90.74)
    Regular Highways: $595,000 ($80.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $494,000 ($66.60)
    General - Other: $340,000 ($45.84)
    Central Staff Services: $224,000 ($30.20)
    Fire Protection: $113,000 ($15.24)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($3.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $271,000 ($36.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $303,000 ($40.85)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($5.80)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($2.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($2.43)
    Central Staff: $15,000 ($2.02)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($0.81)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.27)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,327,000 ($448.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($0.81)

Seaford government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,867,000 ($251.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $60,000 ($8.09)
    All Other: $60,000 ($8.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $36,000 ($4.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $255,000 ($34.38)
    General Revenue, NEC: $173,000 ($23.32)
    Interest Earnings: $58,000 ($7.82)
    Rents: $16,000 ($2.16)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,766,000 ($1316.70)
    Water Utilities: $770,000 ($103.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $236,000 ($31.82)
    All Other: $231,000 ($31.14)
  • Tax - Property: $1,680,000 ($226.51)
    NEC: $196,000 ($26.43)

Seaford government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $483,000 ($65.12)
    Water Utilities: $96,000 ($12.94)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $8,877,000 ($1196.85)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $8,360,000 ($1127.14)
    Electric Utilities: $347,000 ($46.78)
    Water Utilities: $69,000 ($9.30)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $518,000 ($69.84)
    Electric Utilities: $136,000 ($18.34)
    Water Utilities: $26,000 ($3.51)

Seaford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,206,000 ($567.08)

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 Seaford:

  • WJWK (1280 AM; 1 kW; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WJDY (1470 AM; 5 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Seaford:

  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WGBG (98.5 FM; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WAAI (100.9 FM; HURLOCK, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WICO-FM (97.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WINX-FM (94.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MD; Owner: CWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WESM (91.3 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Seaford:

  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
Seaford fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

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

See more detailed statistics of Seaford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 91m299ftTotal length
  • $10,702,000Total costs
  • 94,301Total average daily traffic
  • 5,787Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 31940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 21980-1989
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Seaford, DE

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

DE-LUX DAIRY MARKET - SEAFORD (Population served: 916, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2009)
PLAZA TAPATIA (Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2006), St Public Notif issued (OCT-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-20-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-26-2005), St Public Notif issued (JUL-26-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2005)
BRIARWOOD MANOR MHP (Address: c/o Mobile Garden , Population served: 296, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-26-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-25-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-02-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-07-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-25-2007), St Public Notif issued (OCT-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-26-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-28-2007), St Public Notif issued (AUG-28-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-26-2008)
  • 4 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2013)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2002), St Public Notif issued (JUL-19-2002), St Formal NOV issued (APR-17-2003), St Public Notif issued (APR-17-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2004), St Public Notif issued (JUL-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2005)
PINE RIDGE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 222, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-11-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-11-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-26-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-26-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-18-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (APR-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2011), St Boil Water Order (SEP-28-2011), St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2011)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2004), St Public Notif issued (JUL-13-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-26-2005), St Public Notif issued (2 times from JAN-26-2005 to JAN-17-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-17-2006), Fed Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2007), St Public Notif issued (2 times from JAN-10-2007 to AUG-02-2007), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from AUG-02-2007 to MAR-14-2008), St Public Notif issued (MAR-14-2008), Fed FAO issued (MAY-06-2008), St Public Notif issued (JUL-29-2008), St Formal NOV issued (7 times from JUL-29-2008 to MAR-19-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2013)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
TODDS MOBILE COURT (Population served: 189, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
TASTEE FREEZ (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-07-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2008), St Public Notif issued (MAY-27-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-12-2007), St Public Notif issued (JUN-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (AUG-02-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-02-2006), Fed FAO issued (DEC-18-2006), Fed Compliance achieved (APR-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-16-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-24-2006), St Public Notif issued (MAR-24-2006), Fed Formal NOV issued (JUL-26-2006), Fed FAO issued (DEC-18-2006), Fed Compliance achieved (APR-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-16-2007)
  • 2 other older health violations
CHILD CRAFT COMPANY (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-18-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-08-2005), St Public Notif issued (AUG-08-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2005)
CHILDRENS PLACE (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-30-2008), St Public Notif issued (MAY-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-17-2007), St Public Notif issued (MAY-17-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-1995), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-1997), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-1997), St BCA signed (MAR-05-1997)

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

  • SEAFORD WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 6,699, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VILLAGE OF COOL BRANCH (Population served: 654, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SEAFORD SWIMMING POOL (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • INVISTA SEAFORD SITE (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ANYO PROPERTIES (Population served: 52, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 152
  • Hazardous Condition: 85
  • Service Call: 23
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Seaford

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Seaford, DE

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Seaford, Delaware:

  • Days Inn, 420 N Dualy Hwy, Seaford, Delaware 19973 , Phone: (302) 629-4300, Fax: (302) 629-9670
  • Hampton Inn, 799 N Dual Hwy, Seaford, Delaware 19973 , Phone: (302) 629-4500
  • Comfort Suites, 550 N Dual Hwy, Seaford, Delaware 19973 , Phone: (302) 628-5400, Fax: (302) 629-2221
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Seaford, Delaware

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
Businesses in Seaford, DE
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Holiday Inn1
Ace Hardware1IHOP1
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Burger King1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Popeyes1
DHL1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Sears2
Dunkin Donuts1Subway2
FedEx1T-Mobile2
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1U-Haul2
GameStop1UPS3
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hardee's1Walmart1
Hilton1Wendy's1

Seaford compared to Delaware state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Seaford on our top lists:

  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other noninstitutional group quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Haiti (population 500+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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