Slaughter Beach, Delaware

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Population in 2012: 215 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.6%
 
Males: 95  (44.5%)
Females: 120  (55.5%)
Median resident age:  57.7 years
Delaware median age:  45.4 years

Zip code: 19963

Estimated median household income in 2012: $68,460 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Slaughter Beach:

$68,460
DE:

$58,415
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $46,035 (it was $27,290 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $442,382 (it was $156,500 in 2000)
Slaughter Beach:

$442,382
DE:

$226,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $465,415; Detached houses: $473,674; In 2-unit structures: $323,358

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,111.

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  • White alone - 194 (93.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Slaughter Beach: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (16.3%), German (15.4%), Italian (13.0%), Irish (11.4%), United States (11.4%), Polish (6.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1931

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 1.34 square miles.

Population density: 161 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
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For population 25 years and over in Slaughter Beach:

  • High school or higher: 100.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Slaughter Beach town:

  • Never married: 5.4%
  • Now married: 65.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 25.1%

5 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe).

This town:  4.1%
Delaware:  8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $722 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $800 (0.2%)

Slaughter Beach satellite photo by USGS

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

Slaughter Beach household income distribution Slaughter Beach home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
Delaware:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +98 (+98.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (29%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other financial specialists (7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (7%)
  • Electricians (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (17%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)

Average climate in Slaughter Beach, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Slaughter Beach 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 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 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 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).
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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.4. This is about average.

City:

88.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00409. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00409
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.8%
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

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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Slaughter Beach travel time to work - commute Slaughter Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

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

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Sussex County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Sussex County:

28.9%
Delaware:

27.9%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$520
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$487
Totals for Government 0$0 6$1,007

7.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200555,947 ($ 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 200640,334 ($ 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 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
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $1,000,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,924
Total average daily truck traffic: 87
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 2,465

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

Slaughter Beach on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Office supplies and stationery stores"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Florists"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households)"
  • #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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