19973 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Seaford, DE (6.48%), Blades, DE (0.69%), Bridgeville, DE (0.43%)
County: Sussex County, DE
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 21,788
Zip code population in 2010: 23,838
Zip code population in 2000: 21,416

Houses and condos: 9,615
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,535
% of renters here:

31%
State:

28%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 19973: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 78.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 277 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 19973
Zip code 19973 (Seaford, Delaware) real estate house value trends

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.4% ($700)
Delaware:

0.5% ($1,240)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $721 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $620 (0.3%)

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Males: 10,300  (47.3%)
Females: 11,488  (52.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 19973:

For population 15 years and over in 19973:

Zip code 19973 compared to state average:

  • Median age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 19973

  • Zip code 19973 races chart
    • 15,369White population
    • 5,521Black population
    • 88American Indian population
    • 316Asian population
    • 8Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 63Some other race population
    • 520Two or more races population
    • 1,953Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 14,381
Rural population: 7,406

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $191,800
19973:

$191,800
Delaware:

$226,200



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 105 registered sex offenders living in 19973 zip code as of February 10, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 19973 to the number of sex offenders is 203 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

43.5 years
Delaware median age:

39.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Delaware:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 19973, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $45,272 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$45,272
State:

$61,157

Salary/wage: $36,025 (reported on 84.0% of returns)
Here:

$36,025
State:

$50,642
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 77.2% for AGIs below $25k, 76.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 68.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 41.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,683 (reported on 27.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,683
Delaware:

$1,571
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $6,142 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

$6,142
State:

$6,610
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$8,758 (reported on 11.3% of returns)
Here:

+$8,758
State:

+$11,439
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,004 (reported on 11.6% of returns)
Here:

+$10,004
State:

+$12,773
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs below $25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,711 (reported on 10.1% of returns)
19973:

$13,711
Delaware:

$16,790
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $19,300 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
19973:

$19,300
Delaware:

$22,611

Total itemized deductions: $21,400 (22% of AGI, reported on 23.9% of returns)
Here:

$21,400
State:

$23,216

Here:

22.0% of AGI
State:

19.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $25k, 8.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 13.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,360 (reported on 19.2% of returns)
Here:

$4,360
State:

$3,791
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,903 (reported on 23.5% of returns)
19973:

$5,903
State:

$8,129
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,453 (reported on 26.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,453
State:

$2,231
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 51.7%
Here:

52%
State:

47%
(% for various income ranges: 46.3% for AGIs below $25k, 50.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 59.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 68.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 83.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 19973, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $44,856 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$44,856
State:

$54,038

Salary/wage: $33,601 (reported on 84.8% of returns)
Here:

$33,601
State:

$44,625
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 113.0% for AGIs below $10k, 77.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 75.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 42.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,058 (reported on 37.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,058
Delaware:

$1,734
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.3% for AGIs below $10k, 2.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,318 (reported on 20.8% of returns)
Here:

$3,318
State:

$5,362
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$11,486 (reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

+$11,486
State:

+$17,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,869 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

+$9,869
State:

+$12,191
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$2,584 (reported on 1.2% of returns)
Here +$2,584
State -$1,323
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,286 (reported on 2.3% of returns)
19973:

$3,286
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: $13,043 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
Here:

$13,043
Delaware:

$15,466

Total itemized deductions: $17,268 (18% of AGI, reported on 25.1% of returns)
Here:

$17,268
State:

$19,441

Here:

18.5% of AGI
State:

19.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.3% for AGIs below $10k, 6.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,791 (4% of AGI, reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,791
State:

$3,727

Here:

3.8% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $8,426 (reported on 70.9% of returns)
19973:

$8,426
State:

$8,958
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 23.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,885 (reported on 22.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,885
State:

$1,733

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 61.7%
Here:

62%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 54.1% for AGIs below $10k, 61.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 60.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$45,600
Delaware:

$57,846
Seaford, DE (19973) map Nearest zip codes: 19931, 19933, 19956, 21861, 21659, 19940.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

50.6%
Delaware:

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

5.7%
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: 1,650
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6,607


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 199 (114 now married, 85 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 4,604 (1,676 now married, 2,928 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 19973 with a mortgage: 3,385 (376 second mortgage, 452 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,337

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,376
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S379

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

19.1%
Whole state:

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

9.6%
Whole state:

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

6.5
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 19973: Nanticoke Acres Annex (A), Seaford Sports Complex (B), Flower Station (C), Woodland Ferry (D), Bowdens Garage (E), Seaford Golf and Country Club (F), Seaford Industrial Park (G), Blades Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated (H), Methodist Manor Home (I), City of Seaford Waste Treatment Plant (J), Seaford Police Department (K), Blades Police Department (L), Seaford District Library (M), Nanticoke Senior Center (N), Seaford City Hall (O), Blades Town Hall (P), Seaford Volunteer Fire Department Incorporated (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Centers: Nylon Capital Shopping Center (1), Seaford Village Shopping Center (2), Seaford Marketplace Shopping Center (3), Sussex Plaza Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 19973 include: Bethel Church (A), Harvest Christian Church (B), Concord Methodist Church (C), Atlanta Road Alliance Church (D), Grace Baptist Church (E), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F), Gethsemane United Methodist Church (G), Christ Lutheran Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Odd Fellows Cemetery (1), Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery (2), Blades Cemetery (3), Concord Cemetery (4), Woodland Cemetery (5), Asbury Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Craigs Pond (A), Concord Pond (B), Patricks Pond (C), Williams Pond (D), Hearns Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Horse Pen Branch (A), Tussocky Branch (B), Herring Run (C), Gum Branch (D), Green Briar Branch (E), Gravelly Branch (F), Graham Branch (G), Freidel Prong (H), Tubbs Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 19973 include: Soroptimist Park (1), Blades Public Park (2), Williams Pond Park (3), Kiwanis Park (4), Ross Mansion (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 1492010 or later
  • 1,6882000 to 2009
  • 1,7031990 to 1999
  • 1,2991980 to 1989
  • 1,5241970 to 1979
  • 1,1421960 to 1969
  • 8461950 to 1959
  • 3601940 to 1949
  • 9041939 or earlier

Zip code 19973 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Seaford, DE (19973)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 901 bedroom
  • 8982 bedrooms
  • 3,3833 bedrooms
  • 1,1864 bedrooms
  • 1655+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seaford, DE (19973)

  • 16no bedroom
  • 3861 bedroom
  • 1,2302 bedrooms
  • 6833 bedrooms
  • 1974 bedrooms
  • 235+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Seaford, DE (19973) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 71no vehicle
  • 1,5251 vehicle
  • 2,7922 vehicles
  • 9623 vehicles
  • 2814 vehicles
  • 915+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Seaford, DE (19973) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 311no vehicle
  • 1,4511 vehicle
  • 6012 vehicles
  • 1543 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $791.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $252,423.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $191,800
19973:

$191,800
Delaware:

$226,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $121,600 - $270,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $310,220
Townhouses or other attached units: $282,371
In 2-unit structures: $210,962
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,044
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $235,141
Mobile homes: $65,030
Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $230,000

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 9.5%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 76.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,376

Size of family households: 2,799 2-persons, 1,504 3-persons, 946 4-persons, 343 5-persons, 114 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,103 1-person, 311 2-persons, 85 3-persons, 18 5-persons

1,936 married couples with children.
2,281 single-parent households (402 men, 1,879 women).

88.1% of residents of 19973 zip code speak English at home.
6.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (32% very well, 29% well, 37% not well, 1% not at all).
3.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (29% very well, 23% well, 42% not well, 6% not at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (22% very well, 69% well, 9% not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (71% very well, 29% not well).

Foreign born population: 1,863 (8.6%)
(27.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

8.6%
Whole state:

8.3%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 33%Haiti
  • 19%Mexico
  • 12%Philippines
  • 6%Dominican Republic
  • 5%Guatemala
  • 5%Guyana
  • 3%Canada

Most common first ancestries reported in 19973 (%)

  • 33%Other groups
  • 9%Irish
  • 8%English
  • 8%German
  • 7%American
  • 4%Italian
  • 3%Haitian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 1,0382000 to 2009
  • 4721990 to 1999
  • 567Before 1990

Zip code 19973 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 19973:

All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 19973

Zip code 19973 marital status for males
Zip code 19973 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 42%Electricity
  • 23%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17%Utility gas
  • 15%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%Wood
  • 1%Other fuel
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 18,404. Population change in the 1990s: +3,012 (+16.4%).

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


62% of the 19973 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.

88% of the 19973 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 7% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 5% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 306
Here:

13.8%
Delaware:

13.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 56
Here:

5.1%
Delaware:

12.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 169
Here:

21.5%
Delaware:

20.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 100,391Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 91,422Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 75,972Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 67,618Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 63,598Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 60,333Business and financial operations occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

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:

  • 264 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 18 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 10 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 238 people in nursing homes
  • 235 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Most common first names in zip code 19973 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William19474.6 years
Mary18379.3 years
John16575.1 years
James11773.5 years
Charles9475.2 years
George9475.4 years
Robert9274.3 years
Helen9279.8 years
Margaret7080.0 years
Elizabeth6981.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 19973 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7575.2 years
Jones6875.9 years
Hastings6276.3 years
Johnson5975.1 years
Cannon5071.5 years
Moore4875.0 years
Hill4676.8 years
Williams4375.5 years
Taylor4174.8 years
Wheatley4079.9 years
Businesses in zip code 19973
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3IHOP1
Ace Hardware1KFC1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Popeyes1
DHL2Quality1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Sears2
Dunkin Donuts1Subway2
FedEx1T-Mobile2
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1U-Haul2
GameStop1UPS3
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hardee's1Walmart1
Hilton1Wendy's1
Holiday Inn1

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