19947 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Georgetown, DE (4.21%), Millsboro, DE (0.04%)
County: Sussex County, DE
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 18,710
Zip code population in 2010: 18,799
Zip code population in 2000: 15,525

Houses and condos: 6,214
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,409
% of renters here:

26%
State:

28%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 19947: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 119.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 156 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 19947
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.3% ($625)
Delaware:

0.5% ($1,240)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $647 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $575 (0.3%)

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Males: 10,094  (53.9%)
Females: 8,616  (46.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 19947:

For population 15 years and over in 19947:

Zip code 19947 compared to state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 19947

  • Zip code 19947 races chart
    • 10,984White population
    • 2,586Black population
    • 69American Indian population
    • 127Asian population
    • 3Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 37Some other race population
    • 242Two or more races population
    • 4,751Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 8,520
Rural population: 10,189

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $205,400
19947:

$205,400
Delaware:

$226,200



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 196 registered sex offenders living in 19947 zip code as of May 25, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 19947 to the number of sex offenders is 105 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

36.7 years
Delaware median age:

39.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.1 people
Delaware:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 19947, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $40,234 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,234
State:

$61,157

Salary/wage: $33,791 (reported on 83.7% of returns)
Here:

$33,791
State:

$50,642
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.3% for AGIs below $25k, 80.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 40.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,604 (reported on 26.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,604
Delaware:

$1,571
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,994 (reported on 13.6% of returns)
Here:

$4,994
State:

$6,610
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,503 (reported on 9.6% of returns)
Here:

+$4,503
State:

+$11,439
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,833 (reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

+$8,833
State:

+$12,773
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,821 (reported on 8.8% of returns)
19947:

$10,821
Delaware:

$16,790
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,966 (22% of AGI, reported on 20.2% of returns)
Here:

$18,966
State:

$23,216

Here:

22.5% of AGI
State:

19.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 14.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,377 (reported on 15.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,377
State:

$3,791
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $4,589 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
19947:

$4,589
State:

$8,129
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,429 (reported on 21.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,429
State:

$2,231
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 51.4%
Here:

51%
State:

47%
(% for various income ranges: 46.6% for AGIs below $25k, 50.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 56.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 85.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 19947, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $39,690 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,690
State:

$54,038

Salary/wage: $32,485 (reported on 84.1% of returns)
Here:

$32,485
State:

$44,625
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 97.1% for AGIs below $10k, 78.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 46.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,805 (reported on 36.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,805
Delaware:

$1,734
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,088 (reported on 17.7% of returns)
Here:

$3,088
State:

$5,362
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$22,959 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

+$22,959
State:

+$17,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 22.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,072 (reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

+$10,072
State:

+$12,191
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 5.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,885 (reported on 2.1% of returns)
19947:

$2,885
Delaware:

$3,027
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $22,560 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
Here:

$22,560
Delaware:

$15,466

Total itemized deductions: $16,173 (20% of AGI, reported on 23.7% of returns)
Here:

$16,173
State:

$19,441

Here:

19.9% of AGI
State:

19.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.4% for AGIs below $10k, 6.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,988 (3% of AGI, reported on 19.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,988
State:

$3,727

Here:

3.4% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,764 (reported on 71.3% of returns)
19947:

$5,764
State:

$8,958
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,849 (reported on 20.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,849
State:

$1,733

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 59.7%
Here:

60%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 48.5% for AGIs below $10k, 58.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 60.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$50,329
Delaware:

$57,846
Georgetown, DE (19947) map Nearest zip codes: 19941, 19951, 19966, 19968, 19956, 19960.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

52.3%
Delaware:

48.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

7.4%
Delaware:

6.4%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 796
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 4,709


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 236 (136 now married, 100 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 3,477 (1,398 now married, 2,079 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 19947 with a mortgage: 2,618 (138 second mortgage, 492 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,478

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,273
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S372

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

17.1%
Whole state:

12.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

10.9%
Whole state:

6.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.7
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 19947: Shingle Point (A), Cabbage Corner (B), Bull Pine Corners (C), Sussex County Industrial Park (D), Workmans Corners (E), Cow Bridge (F), Delmarva Raceway (G), Georgetown Wastewater Reclamation Facility (H), Christiana Care LifeNet (I), Georgetown Fire Company Incorporated (J), Delaware State Police Troop 4 (K), Sussex County Sheriff's Office (L), Open Door Community Center (M), Georgetown Town Hall (N), Sussex County Courthouse (O), Georgetown Public Library (P), Sussex Community Correctional Center (Q), Cheer Community Center (R), Sussex Correctional Institution (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Center: Food City Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 19947 include: Asbury United Methodist Church (A), Bethesda Church (B), Providence Church (C), Saint Johns United Methodist Church (D), Saint Thomas Church (E), Mount Olivet Church (F), McColley Church (G), Saint Johns Church (H), Christian Healing Center (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Cokesbury Cemetery (1), Providence Cemetery (2), Saint Thomas Cemetery (3), Hebron Cemetery (4), Union Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Morris Millpond (A), Fleetwood Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gravelly Ditch (A), Gills Branch (B), Georgetown-Vaughn Ditch (C), Eli Walls Ditch (D), Deep Branch (E), McColleys Branch (F), Alms House Ditch (G), Savannah Ditch (H), Cow Bridge Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 182010 or later
  • 1,5772000 to 2009
  • 1,2501990 to 1999
  • 1,1501980 to 1989
  • 8001970 to 1979
  • 3701960 to 1969
  • 5301950 to 1959
  • 1951940 to 1949
  • 3241939 or earlier

Zip code 19947 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Georgetown, DE (19947)

  • 10no bedroom
  • 251 bedroom
  • 6952 bedrooms
  • 2,5673 bedrooms
  • 6424 bedrooms
  • 1575+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Georgetown, DE (19947)

  • 9no bedroom
  • 2111 bedroom
  • 4002 bedrooms
  • 5883 bedrooms
  • 1784 bedrooms
  • 235+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Georgetown, DE (19947) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 69no vehicle
  • 9721 vehicle
  • 1,9022 vehicles
  • 7243 vehicles
  • 3394 vehicles
  • 905+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Georgetown, DE (19947) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 136no vehicle
  • 7051 vehicle
  • 3142 vehicles
  • 1553 vehicles
  • 994 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $927.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $200,147.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $205,400
19947:

$205,400
Delaware:

$226,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $131,500 - $279,200

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $249,498
Townhouses or other attached units: $218,673
Mobile homes: $93,113

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 7.8%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 85.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,977

Size of family households: 1,860 2-persons, 796 3-persons, 629 4-persons, 381 5-persons, 154 6-persons, 200 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,188 1-person, 179 2-persons, 44 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 55 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons

2,384 married couples with children.
1,275 single-parent households (434 men, 841 women).

77.3% of residents of 19947 zip code speak English at home.
21.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (28% very well, 17% well, 26% not well, 30% not at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (38% very well, 55% well, 7% not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% very well, 38% not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 2,766 (14.8%)
(19.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

14.8%
Whole state:

8.3%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 68%Guatemala
  • 19%Mexico
  • 3%Vietnam
  • 1%Ecuador
  • 1%Canada
  • 1%Nicaragua
  • 1%Italy

Most common first ancestries reported in 19947 (%)

  • 40%Other groups
  • 11%English
  • 7%Irish
  • 7%German
  • 6%American
  • 5%Italian
  • 2%Polish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 922010 or later
  • 1,2452000 to 2009
  • 1,0391990 to 1999
  • 656Before 1990

Zip code 19947 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 19947:

All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 19947

Zip code 19947 marital status for males
Zip code 19947 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 50%Electricity
  • 23%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6%Utility gas
  • 2%Wood
  • 1%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 11,371. Population change in the 1990s: +4,154 (+36.5%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


61% of the 19947 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Delaware.

87% of the 19947 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 113
Here:

7.8%
Delaware:

13.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 108
Here:

11.8%
Delaware:

12.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 96
Here:

13.1%
Delaware:

20.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 67,188Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 66,250Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 61,071Legal occupations
  • 48,920Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 48,344Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 46,500Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (GEORGETOWN, DE):

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 1,518 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 175 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 55 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 18 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 1,094 people in state prisons
  • 434 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 258 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 104 people in nursing homes
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 21 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Most common first names in zip code 19947 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William11474.2 years
John9671.4 years
Mary9278.3 years
Charles6673.5 years
James6169.3 years
George5873.0 years
Robert5867.9 years
Dorothy4376.7 years
Margaret3674.8 years
Elizabeth3478.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 19947 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Short5077.3 years
Wilson4474.8 years
King3978.2 years
Jones3772.8 years
Rogers3576.3 years
Johnson2971.2 years
Hudson2976.7 years
Smith2880.1 years
Mitchell2875.1 years
West2775.4 years
Businesses in zip code 19947
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Burger King1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx1T-Mobile2
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
Hardee's1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1

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