Viola, Delaware

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Population in 2013: 165 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.8%
 
Males: 75  (45.7%)
Females: 90  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  46.3 years
Delaware median age:  45.4 years

Zip code: 19979

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,304 (it was $47,813 in 2000)
Viola:

$49,304
DE:

$58,415
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,531 (it was $21,687 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $180,552 (it was $98,300 in 2000)
Viola:

$180,552
DE:

$226,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $267,852; Detached houses: $267,852

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,089.

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  • White alone - 134 (85.4%)
  • Black alone - 11 (7.0%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (5.7%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Viola: 98.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.1%), Irish (16.0%), Polish (10.3%), English (6.4%), Slovak (4.5%), Dutch (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 929 people per square mile   (low).

Viola, Delaware map

For population 25 years and over in Viola:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Viola town:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 22.6%

7 residents are foreign born (1.1% North America).

This town:  3.7%
Delaware:  8.2%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Viola, Delaware as of March 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Viola to the number of sex offenders is 81 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $878 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $650 (0.3%)

Viola satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (42.5 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (59.0 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (69.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Central Kent, DE (1.2 miles ), Woodside, DE (1.4 miles) , Woodside East, DE (1.5 miles ), Felton, DE (1.5 miles ), Riverview, DE (1.7 miles ), Camden, DE (2.2 miles ), Wyoming, DE (2.3 miles ), Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 39.04 N, Longitude: 75.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

Viola household income distribution Viola home values distribution

Property values in Viola, DE

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Delaware:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-11.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (19%)
  • Mathematical science occupations (8%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)

Average climate in Viola, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Viola-area historical tornado activity is near Delaware state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/27/1967, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.6 miles away from the Viola town center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1992, a category F2 tornado 3.2 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Viola-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 92.5 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 91.8 miles away from Viola 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 161.7 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 305.7 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 345.6 miles away from Viola 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 282.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Viola topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Viola:

  • CHRISTIANA CARE VISITING NURSE ASSN (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; CAMDEN, DE)
  • DELAWARE HOSPICE CENTRAL DIV (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE GREENTREE (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER, KENT GENERAL CAMPUS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH - KENT GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • CADIA REHABILITATION CAPITOL (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DOVER, DE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Viola:

  • Delaware State University (about 11 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 11 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 26 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Cumberland County College (about 39 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Wilmington University (about 45 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 10,072)
  • University of Delaware (about 46 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 20,078)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 47 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)

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Kent 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 98.1. This is worse than average.

City:

98.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00409. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00409
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.7%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Delaware:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.8%
Whole state:  67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Viola compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 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 Viola town (based on Kent County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.11%
Here: 32.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchJewish
Adherents31.9%26.0%4.8%4.2%3.9%
Congregations3.7%26.6%1.8%4.6%0.9%
NameAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA The Wesleyan ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents3.9%3.3%2.9%2.5%16.6%
Congregations1.8%2.8%4.6%4.6%48.6%
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: 24
Kent County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Kent County:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Here:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

31.2%
Delaware:

27.9%
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

6.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,158 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Delaware average:

5.01%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($984 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.17%
Delaware average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Castle County, DE  1.21% ($37,860 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.14% ($35,747)
from Atlantic County, NJ  0.09% ($35,772)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,597 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Delaware average:

4.68%

0.26% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,634 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.26%
Delaware average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New Castle County, DE  1.01% ($36,003 average AGI)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.09% ($27,250)
to Cecil County, MD  0.06% ($35,889)

Strongest AM radio stations in Viola:

  • WIBF (1600 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: DIAMOND STATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDOV (1410 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Viola:

  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • W277AH (103.3 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W261AE (100.1 FM; CAMDEN, DE; Owner: FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDSD (92.9 FM; SMYRNA, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • W292CF (106.3 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Viola:

  • WEVD-LP (Channel 27; DOVER, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W14CM (Channel 14; DOVER, DE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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)

Viola fatal accident list:

Dec 24, 2008 11:45 PM, Cr 240, Lat: 39.04199, Lon: -75.57237, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 11, 1980 04:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W2RPK, Previous Call Sign: N2GPQ, Licensee ID: L00298222
    Grant Date: 03/03/2007, Expiration Date: 03/03/2017
    Registrant: Clarence M Booz, 400 Kersey Road, Viola, DE 19979

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60A (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 10325 , Serial Number: 502-0078, Year manufactured: 1990, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/1990
    Registrant (Corporation): First State Ag Air Inc, 3532 Turkey Point Rd, Viola, DE 19979
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 65-LA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 24221 , Serial Number: L-6889, Year manufactured: 1939
    Registrant (Individual): Cornelius L Hurd, Box 226, Viola, DE 19979

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$158,970
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0421.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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