Slaughter Beach, Delaware

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Population in 2017: 234 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.2%
 
Males: 123  (52.8%)
Females: 111  (47.2%)
Median resident age:

62.6 years
Delaware median age:

40.6 years

Zip code: 19963

Estimated median household income in 2016: $64,556 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Slaughter Beach:

$64,556
DE:

$61,757

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $54,174 (it was $27,290 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $506,465 (it was $156,500 in 2000)
Slaughter Beach:

$506,465
DE:

$243,400

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $487,505; detached houses: $475,979

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,065.

March 2019 cost of living index in Slaughter Beach: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.4%
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  • Races in Slaughter Beach, DE (2010)
    • 19493.7%White alone
    • 52.4%American Indian alone
    • 31.4%Asian alone
    • 21.0%Black alone
    • 21.0%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Two or more races
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Ancestries: American (25.5%), Irish (12.7%), English (10.9%), German (9.1%), Welsh (6.4%), Polish (5.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1931

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 1.34 square miles.

Population density: 175 people per square mile   (very low).

Slaughter Beach, Delaware map

6 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe).

This town:

2.6%
Delaware:

8.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $952 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,402 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (42.0 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (75.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Milford, DE (2.6 miles ),
Milton, DE (3.1 miles ),
Ellendale, DE (3.1 miles ),
Frederica, DE (3.3 miles ),
Houston, DE (3.3 miles ),
Bowers, DE (3.3 miles ),
Lewes, DE (3.6 miles ),
Riverview, DE (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 38.92 N, Longitude: 75.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

Distribution of median household income in Slaughter Beach, DE in 2016
Distribution of house value in Slaughter Beach, DE in 2016

Slaughter Beach satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Delaware:

3.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +98 (+98.0%).
Most common industries in Slaughter Beach, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (6.6%)
  • Utilities (6.6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.3%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (7.3%)
  • Food (7.3%)
  • Office supplies & stationery stores (7.3%)
  • Air transportation (7.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.1%)
  • U. S. Postal service (11.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.6%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Utilities (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
Most common occupations in Slaughter Beach, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Printing workers (5.3%)
  • Other financial specialists (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7.3%)
  • Other financial specialists (7.3%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (7.3%)
  • Electricians (7.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (17.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14.3%)
  • Computer specialists (8.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Top executives (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.7%)

Average climate in Slaughter Beach, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.6. This is about average.

City:

71.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2014 was 2.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.55
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.112. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.112
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.75
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00406. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00406
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

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

On 7/31/1992, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the Slaughter Beach town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1977, a category F2 tornado 11.7 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Slaughter Beach-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 105.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 104.4 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 168.3 miles away from Slaughter Beach 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 322.3 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 351.9 miles away from Slaughter Beach 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 268.4 miles away from Slaughter Beach center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sussex County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Slaughter Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Slaughter Beach:

  • BAYHEALTH - MILFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; MILFORD, DE)
  • MILFORD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MILFORD, DE)
  • HARBOR HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LEWES, DE)
  • LEWES CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LEWES, DE)
  • BEEBE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; LEWES, DE)
  • DELAWARE HOSPICE SOUTHERN DIVISION (Hospital, about 14 miles away; LEWES, DE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE REHOBOTH (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Slaughter Beach:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 17 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,159)
  • Delaware State University (about 23 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 24 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Cumberland County College (about 39 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 40 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Salisbury University (about 43 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • Atlantic Cape Community College (about 51 miles; Mays Landing, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,392)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Slaughter Beach: Cedar Beach (A), Memorial Volunteer Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Slaughter Beach: Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beach: Slaughter Beach (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
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.8%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.9%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Slaughter Beach:

Marital status in Slaughter Beach, DE
  • Never married: 13.9%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 21.8%

For population 25 years and over in Slaughter Beach:

  • High school or higher: 96.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Delaware average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Slaughter Beach, DE (based on Sussex County data)

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

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
This county:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Sussex County:

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Sussex County:

28.9%
State:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.3%
Delaware:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.2%
Delaware:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Slaughter Beach:

28.6
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.8%
Delaware:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Slaughter Beach:

7.8%
Delaware:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
Slaughter Beach:

39.8%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Slaughter Beach:

51.4%
Delaware:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Slaughter Beach:

72.2%
Delaware:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Slaughter Beach, DE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$374
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$356
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$635
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,365

Slaughter Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $131,000 ($559.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000 ($149.57)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($102.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($55.56)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($51.28)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($25.64)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($12.82)

Slaughter Beach government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($42.74)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $134,000 ($572.65)
  • Tax - Property: $71,000 ($303.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $640,000 ($2735.04)

6.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($79,777 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($546 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.05%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, DE  0.86% ($39,974 average AGI)
from New Castle County, DE  0.54% ($87,246)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.34% ($48,416)


4.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,221 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($608 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, DE  0.78% ($33,254 average AGI)
to New Castle County, DE  0.38% ($47,441)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.34% ($29,498)

Strongest AM radio stations in Slaughter Beach:

  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIBF (1600 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: DIAMOND STATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Slaughter Beach:

  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMD (92.7 FM; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE; Owner: RESORT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WRDX (94.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRTX (91.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE C/WEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WDOX (106.7 FM; NORTH CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: WJNN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Slaughter Beach:

  • 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)
  • WEVD-LP (Channel 27; DOVER, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE)
  • W14CM (Channel 14; DOVER, DE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.0mTotal length
  • $1,000,000Total costs
  • 3,010Total average daily traffic
  • 184Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,497Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Rte 96 (Lat: 38.936778 Lon: -75.322972), Type: Tower, Overall height: 0 m, Call Sign: WHU822, Licensee ID: L00094230,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 01/09/2001, Expiration Date: 03/15/2006, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2006, Registrant: Coastal Launch Service Inc, Milford, DE 19963

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Slaughter Beach, DE
  • 39.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 34.8%Electricity
  • 22.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Utility gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Slaughter Beach, DE
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 32.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.1%Utility gas
  • 7.1%No fuel used
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Slaughter Beach compared to Delaware state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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