Townsend, Delaware

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Population in 2019: 2,659 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +668.5%
Males: 1,245  (46.8%)
Females: 1,414  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

33.1 years
Delaware median age:

41.4 years

Zip codes: 19734.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $123,354 (it was $47,500 in 2000)
Townsend:

$123,354
DE:

$70,176

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $39,511 (it was $17,671 in 2000)

Townsend town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $346,499 (it was $95,900 in 2000)
Townsend:

$346,499
DE:

$261,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $296,894; detached houses: $294,813; townhouses or other attached units: $392,418

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,545.

March 2019 cost of living index in Townsend: 100.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.8%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.6% for Black residents, 8.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for other race residents, 7.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Townsend, DE (2019)
    • 1,27551.5%White alone
    • 85034.3%Black alone
    • 1536.2%Hispanic
    • 973.9%Two or more races
    • 532.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 431.7%Other race alone
    • 351.4%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Townsend, Delaware as of September 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Townsend is 94 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (8.2%), Italian (8.0%), African (7.3%), Polish (4.3%), English (3.6%), Irish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 64 feet

Land area: 0.59 square miles.

Population density: 4,475 people per square mile   (average).

Townsend, Delaware map

191 residents are foreign born (4.1% Africa, 1.6% Latin America).

This town:

7.8%
Delaware:

9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,710 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,722 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greater Newark, DE (19.9 miles , pop. 67,114).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (49.8 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (50.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Middletown, DE (2.1 miles ),
Odessa, DE (2.2 miles ),
Clayton, DE (2.8 miles ),
Smyrna, DE (2.9 miles ),
Cecilton, MD (3.1 miles ),
Galena, MD (3.3 miles ),
Chesapeake City, MD (3.4 miles ),
Kenton, DE (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 39.39 N, Longitude: 75.69 W

Distribution of median household income in Townsend, DE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Townsend, DE in 2019
Townsend satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $214,700
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $209,900
  • 2015: 46 buildings, average cost: $223,500
  • 2016: 40 buildings, average cost: $227,600
  • 2017: 37 buildings, average cost: $230,400
  • 2018: 33 buildings, average cost: $231,600
  • 2019: 36 buildings, average cost: $234,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Townsend, DE residents
Average permit cost in Townsend, DE
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.8%
Delaware:

4.7%
Most common industries in Townsend, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (10.5%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (14.0%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Food (5.4%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.1%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.3%)
Most common occupations in Townsend, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (7.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.6%)
  • Therapists (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Financial managers (5.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)

Average climate in Townsend, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.0. This is about average.

City:

84.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.236. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.72
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.228. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.228
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.13
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00431. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00431
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Townsend-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Delaware state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the Townsend town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 23.7 miles away from the town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Townsend-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Delaware state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 158.8 miles away from Townsend center
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 67.3 miles away from Townsend center
On 11/30/2017 at 21:47:31, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 19.5 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 66.6 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) earthquake occurred 286.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 158.4 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 New Castle County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Townsend topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Townsend:

  • CADIA REHABILITATION BROADMEADOW (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, DE)
  • PINNACLE REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SMYRNA, DE)
  • DELAWARE HOSPITAL F/T CHRONICALLY ILL (DHCI) (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SMYRNA, DE)
  • SAINTS HOME HEALTHCARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE FOX RUN (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; BEAR, DE)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF ELKTON (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; ELKTON, MD)

Airports located in Townsend:

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Amtrak station near Townsend:

  • 20 miles: NEWARK (429 S. COLLEGE AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Townsend:

  • 18 miles: Salem 2 in Salem, NJ.
  • 18 miles: Hope Creek in Salem, NJ.
  • 18 miles: Salem 1 in Salem, NJ.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Townsend:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 16 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,239)
  • Delaware State University (about 17 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • University of Delaware (about 21 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 20,078)
  • Wilmington University (about 21 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 10,072)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 26 miles; Wilmington, DE; FT enrollment: 4,972)
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (about 32 miles; Lincoln University, PA; FT enrollment: 2,042)
  • Harford Community College (about 34 miles; Bel Air, MD; FT enrollment: 4,530)

Public elementary/middle school in Townsend:

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Points of interest:

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Churches in Townsend include: Immanuel United Methodist Church (A), Haven Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Pleasant Hill Motel (3155 Dupont Parkway).

Birthplace of: David P. Buckson - Judge, Happy Townsend - Baseball player.

New Castle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

  • KIMOTHYS PLACE (Address: 4035 DuPont Highway , Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

3.5 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

85.7%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.8%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Townsend:

Marital status in Townsend, DE
  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

For population 25 years and over in Townsend:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.6%
  • Unemployed: 0.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Delaware average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Townsend, DE (based on New Castle County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,17233
Mainline Protestant48,124125
Evangelical Protestant32,993169
Other22,67245
Black Protestant7,21236
Orthodox1,1665
None288,140-
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: 82
New Castle County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 71
New Castle County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
Here:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

8.0%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
New Castle County:

26.7%
Delaware:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.0%
Delaware:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Townsend:

47.7%
Delaware:

45.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Townsend:

21.8%
Delaware:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.1%
Delaware:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
Townsend:

36.0%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Townsend:

56.9%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.2%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Townsend, DE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 5$13,286$31,8860$0
Financial Administration 3$13,222$52,8881$55
Parks and Recreation 1$2,945$35,3400$0
Totals for Government 9$29,452$39,2691$55

Townsend government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $40,000 ($15.04)
    Police Protection: $37,000 ($13.92)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($6.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,000 ($1.50)

Townsend government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $164,000 ($61.68)
    Other: $19,000 ($7.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($9.03)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $8,000 ($3.01)
  • Tax - Documentary and Stock Transfer: $409,000 ($153.82)
    Property: $181,000 ($68.07)
    Other License: $15,000 ($5.64)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $14,000 ($5.27)

Townsend government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,000 ($12.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,000 ($12.41)

Townsend government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,619,000 ($984.96)

4.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,695 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,256 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.03%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Delaware County, PA  0.43% ($65,458 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.35% ($59,267)
from Kent County, DE  0.32% ($46,206)


4.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($78,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($990 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, DE  0.39% ($48,838 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.31% ($122,722)
to Delaware County, PA  0.29% ($74,188)

Businesses in Townsend, DE

  • Walgreens: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Townsend:

  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WDOV (1410 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WIBF (1600 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: DIAMOND STATE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Townsend:

  • WDSD (92.9 FM; SMYRNA, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRDX (94.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRTX (91.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE C/WEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXCY (103.7 FM; HAVRE DE GRACE, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSNJ-FM (107.7 FM; BRIDGETON, NJ; Owner: COHANZICK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOEL-FM (89.9 FM; ELKTON, MD; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJKS (101.7 FM; CANTON, NJ; Owner: QC COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WSTW (93.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Townsend:

  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WEVD-LP (Channel 27; DOVER, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE)
  • W14CM (Channel 14; DOVER, DE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Townsend fatal accident list:

Nov 29, 2016 10:33 PM, Us-13 Dupont Pkwy, Lat: 39.368464, Lon: -75.656661, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 15, 1996 01:29 AM, Cr692, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 1, 1990 05:05 AM, N458, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 30, 1989 03:19 PM, N470, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 312ft / 95.0mTotal length
  • $252,000Total costs
  • 409,143Total average daily traffic
  • 38,841Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Townsend, DE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 31960-1969
  • 11990-1999
  • 102000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Townsend, DE

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Townsend)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 107 E Main St Fire Hall (Lat: 39.392056 Lon: -75.681306), Call Sign: KGE634,
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.7800 MHz, 33.9400 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/1996, Expiration Date: 05/09/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/15/2001, Registrant: Townsend Fire Co Inc, Townsend, DE 19734, Phone: (302) 378-8111

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DEAKYNEVILLE, 598 Flemings Landing Road (Lat: 39.378472 Lon: -75.567028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WREK617,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/22/2019, Expiration Date: 10/22/2029, Certifier: Robert P Walters, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S. Akard St. Rm. 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Townsend)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

30 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Townsend)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$238,6501$180,6303$232,010
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$247,485
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$289,310
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0168.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$238,270
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
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2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 58. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 78 took place in 2004, and the least - 33 in 2017. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Townsend, DE When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (53.5%), and Outside Fires (30.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Townsend, DE
    • 52553.5%Structure Fires
    • 29930.4%Outside Fires
    • 13513.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 232.3%Other
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Most common first names in Townsend, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5674.6 years
John5073.6 years
James4668.9 years
Mary3777.3 years
Robert2867.9 years
Charles2468.4 years
George2373.6 years
Harry1774.3 years
Frank1271.8 years
Helen1279.7 years
Most common last names in Townsend, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1771.9 years
Smith1376.4 years
Watson1373.2 years
Jones1175.3 years
Reed1173.6 years
Daniels1175.4 years
Reynolds1077.5 years
Ford979.0 years
Briscoe972.3 years
Lewis873.9 years
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Townsend, DE
  • 76.7%Utility gas
  • 12.2%Electricity
  • 5.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Townsend, DE
  • 47.5%Utility gas
  • 30.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22.5%Electricity


Townsend compared to Delaware state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Townsend on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Africa, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ghana (population 500+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2014"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Africa (population 500+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Africa (population 500+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John Greer Elias (30)
  • John G. Elias (17)
  • James Timothy Cronin (8)
  • Michael John Blatteau, Jr. (5)
  • David F. Kristunas (4)
  • William R. Romig (3)
  • Steve Mackara (1)
  • Robert Matthew Coleman (1)
  • Jeffrey Benedict (1)
  • Claude H. Bou-Abboud (1)

Total of 83 patent applications in 2008-2021.