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Population in 2012: 7,169 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.0%
 

Males: 3,285  (45.8%)
Females: 3,884  (54.2%)

Median resident age:  35.1 years
Delaware median age:  45.4 years

Zip codes: 19973.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,957 (it was $28,402 in 2000)
Seaford:

$32,957
DE:

$58,415
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,899

Seaford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $163,076 (it was $87,600 in 2000)
Seaford:

$163,076
DE:

$226,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $185,468; Detached houses: $184,948; Townhouses or other attached units: $193,535; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $225,517; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $275,632; Mobile homes: $75,172

Median gross rent in 2012: $649.

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  • White alone - 3,806 (54.2%)
  • Black alone - 2,620 (37.3%)
  • Hispanic - 275 (3.9%)
  • Asian alone - 211 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 57 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 49 (0.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Seaford: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (13.9%), German (10.8%), Irish (10.2%), United States (4.1%), West Indian (4.1%), Scottish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/06/1865

Elevation: 29 feet

Land area: 3.48 square miles.

Population density: 2,061 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Seaford:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Seaford city:

  • Never married: 37.2%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 13.8%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

530 residents are foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 1.2% Asia).

This city:  7.6%
Delaware:  7.6%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 73 registered sex offenders living in Seaford, Delaware as of May 07, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Seaford to the number of sex offenders is 98 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $739 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $811 (0.4%)

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: +4,625 (+65.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,311 (49.1%)

Area code: 302

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Crime rates in Seaford by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 020012100101
per 100,000 0.029.00.00.014.228.214.00.00.013.50.014.1
Rapes 418346245333
per 100,000 58.814.5115.242.556.784.728.155.368.440.542.942.2
Robberies 19161615832283126192120
per 100,000 279.2231.8230.4212.6113.5452.0393.2428.7355.7256.7300.0281.2
Assaults 634230354742474142333356
per 100,000 925.7608.5432.1496.0666.8593.2660.0567.0574.6445.8471.5787.3
Burglaries 504774816179978276789970
per 100,000 734.6681.01065.81147.8865.41115.81362.21134.01039.71053.61414.5984.1
Thefts 337297360324308318302297341331426502
per 100,000 4951.54303.15185.14591.24369.44491.54241.04107.34664.84471.26086.67057.5
Auto thefts 136815151215691034
per 100,000 191.086.9115.2212.6212.8169.5210.683.0123.1135.142.956.2
Arson 313210000000
per 100,000 44.114.543.228.314.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 528.2443.5490.3434.8449.0591.2529.8488.1496.3444.8513.5599.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 37 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.80
Delaware average:

2.51

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Delaware:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +996 (+17.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Seaford-area historical tornado activity is near Delaware state average. It is 17% 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 significantly below Delaware state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

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

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

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

Political contributions by individuals in Seaford, DE

Airports located in Seaford:


Local government website: WWW.SEAFORDDE.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seaford:

  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens (about 13 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • Salisbury University (about 21 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 7,211)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 31 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • Delaware State University (about 38 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 3,113)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 53 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 4,552)
  • Anne Arundel Community College (about 57 miles; Arnold, MD; FT enrollment: 5,957)
  • Cumberland County College (about 63 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,365)

Public high school in Seaford:

Private high school in Seaford:

  • SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 234; Location: 110 HOLLY ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Seaford:

Private elementary/middle schools in Seaford:

  • CHILD CRAFT COMPANY (Students: 99; Location: 26396 SEAFORD RD; Grades: PK - 3)
  • DESTINY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: 627 NYLON BLVD; Grades: 5 - 10)
See full list of schools located in Seaford, School District: SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT

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
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.5. This is about average.
City:

32.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.58. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.58
U.S.:

9.59
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2001 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.7
U.S.:

24.5
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00411. This is significantly better than average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00411
U.S.:

0.05221

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

INVISTA SEAFORD SITE (Population served: 2500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2002), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-14-2002), St Public Notif issued (NOV-14-2002)
DE-LUX DAIRY MARKET - ELLENDALE (Population served: 858, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
ALLENS FAMILY FOODS INC (Population served: 750, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
GOLDEN CORRAL (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-2003), St Public Notif issued (JUL-24-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2003)
PLAZA TAPATIA (Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • 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)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (DEC-04-2002), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-04-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2002 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (MAY-28-2002), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-28-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Average - In MAR-1999, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (MAR-02-1999), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-02-1999)
  • 2 other older health violations
TODDS MOBILE COURT (Population served: 189, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-19-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-19-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and OCT-13-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-13-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and OCT-18-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (DEC-28-1999), Fed FAO issued (MAY-30-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and MAY-10-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-1994), St Public Notif issued (JUL-24-1995), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-1995), Fed Formal NOV issued (JUN-06-1996), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-1997)
  • One other older monitoring violation
LAYTONS RIVIERA (Population served: 93, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Average - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-05-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (JUL-05-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (JUL-10-2004)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-10-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (JUL-10-2003)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-10-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (JUL-10-2002)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-10-2001 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (JUL-10-2001)
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
CHILD CRAFT COMPANY (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • 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)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1997 and MAR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform

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

  • SEAFORD WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 8000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BURGER KING - REHOBOTH (Population served: 1130, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DE-LUX DAIRY MARKET - SEAFORD (Population served: 916, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BURGER KING - SEAFORD (Population served: 525, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VILLAGE OF COOL BRANCH (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SEAFORD SWIMMING POOL (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAXS DUGOUT (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NAUTICO RESTAURANT (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RAINBOW DAY CARE (Population served: 54, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UNCLE WILLIES 5 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.0%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.7% for Black residents, 25.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 49.1% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Seaford, DE

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 compared to Delaware state average:

Seaford, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Seaford, Delaware:

  • Best Western, 225 N Dual Hwy, Seaford, DE 19973 , Phone: (302) 629-8385, Fax: (302) 629-4961
  • Holiday Inn Express, 210 N Dual Hwy, Seaford, DE 19973 , Phone: (302) 629-2000
  • Days Inn, 420 N Dualy Hwy, Seaford, DE 19973 , Phone: (302) 629-4300, Fax: (302) 629-9670
  • Hampton Inn, 799 N Dual Hwy, Seaford, DE 19973 , Phone: (302) 629-4500
  • Comfort Suites, 550 N Dual Hwy, Seaford, DE 19973 , Phone: (302) 628-5400, Fax: (302) 629-2221
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Seaford, Delaware

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Seaford travel time to work - commute


Seaford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

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

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

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

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
This county:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.9%
Delaware:

27.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$14,807$29,6140$0
Other Government Administration 7$34,127$58,5030$0
Police Protection - Officers 26$102,169$47,1550$0
Police - Other 2$5,176$31,0561$531
Streets and Highways 3$10,393$41,5720$0
Sewerage 6$24,465$48,9300$0
Parks and Recreation 7$20,041$34,3563$912
Water Supply 6$17,809$35,6180$0
Electric Power 12$51,892$51,8920$0
Other and Unallocable 8$20,099$30,1490$0
Totals for Government 83$300,978$43,5154$1,443

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

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,364,000 ($190.26)
    Water Utilities: $670,000 ($93.46)
    Electric Utilities: $61,000 ($8.51)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,685,000 ($1071.98)
    Police Protection: $1,899,000 ($264.89)
    Sewerage: $1,465,000 ($204.35)
    Financial Administration: $734,000 ($102.39)
    Water Utilities: $673,000 ($93.88)
    Regular Highways: $595,000 ($83.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $494,000 ($68.91)
    General - Other: $340,000 ($47.43)
    Central Staff Services: $224,000 ($31.25)
    Fire Protection: $113,000 ($15.76)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($4.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $271,000 ($37.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $303,000 ($42.27)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($6.00)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($2.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($2.51)
    Central Staff: $15,000 ($2.09)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($0.84)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.28)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,327,000 ($464.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($0.84)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,867,000 ($260.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $60,000 ($8.37)
    All Other: $60,000 ($8.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $36,000 ($5.02)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $255,000 ($35.57)
    General Revenue, NEC: $173,000 ($24.13)
    Interest Earnings: $58,000 ($8.09)
    Rents: $16,000 ($2.23)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,766,000 ($1362.25)
    Water Utilities: $770,000 ($107.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $236,000 ($32.92)
    All Other: $231,000 ($32.22)
  • Tax - Property: $1,680,000 ($234.34)
    NEC: $196,000 ($27.34)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $483,000 ($67.37)
    Water Utilities: $96,000 ($13.39)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $8,877,000 ($1238.25)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $8,360,000 ($1166.13)
    Electric Utilities: $347,000 ($48.40)
    Water Utilities: $69,000 ($9.62)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $518,000 ($72.26)
    Electric Utilities: $136,000 ($18.97)
    Water Utilities: $26,000 ($3.63)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,206,000 ($586.69)

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

Here:

7.10%
Delaware average:

6.10%

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

0.07%
Delaware average:

0.14%


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


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

Here:

4.72%
Delaware average:

5.32%

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

0.03%
Delaware average:

0.10%


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

Strongest AM radio stations in 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)

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

Seaford, Delaware:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 27
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 41
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Delaware average:
  • Fatal accident count: 69
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 108
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 32
  • Fatalities: 75
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 180
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10

See more detailed statistics of Seaford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 91 meters (299ft)
Total costs: $10,702,000
Total average daily traffic: 89,566
Total average daily truck traffic: 8,540

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 6
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Seaford, DE


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
Businesses in Seaford, DE
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3KFC1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Penske1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Popeyes1
DHL1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Sears2
Dunkin Donuts1Subway2
FedEx1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS3
Hardee's1Walgreens1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
IHOP1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Seaford, DE


Seaford on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers (population 5,000+)"
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  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #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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