Fenwick Island, Delaware

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Population in 2019: 445 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +30.1%
 
Males: 203  (45.7%)
Females: 242  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

68.1 years
Delaware median age:

41.4 years

Zip codes: 19944.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $76,077 (it was $58,333 in 2000)
Fenwick Island:

$76,077
DE:

$70,176

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $67,939 (it was $44,415 in 2000)

Fenwick Island town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $877,629 (it was $283,300 in 2000)
Fenwick Island:

$877,629
DE:

$261,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $314,223; detached houses: $360,399; townhouses or other attached units: $279,773; in 2-unit structures: $543,612; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $450,888; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $315,989; mobile homes: $88,783

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,139.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fenwick Island: 99.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.2%
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  • Races in Fenwick Island, DE (2019)
    • 50996.6%White alone
    • 81.5%Other race alone
    • 61.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.6%Two or more races

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

Crime rates in Fenwick Island by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(278.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(261.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(242.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(278.6)
3
(826.4)
8
(2,168)
2
(533.3)
2
(522.2)
7
(1,804)
5
(1,266)
2
(492.6)
1
(242.1)
7
(1,647)
19
(4,378)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(277.0)
13
(3,621)
14
(3,857)
8
(2,168)
8
(2,133)
11
(2,872)
28
(7,216)
9
(2,278)
12
(2,956)
12
(2,906)
11
(2,588)
9
(2,074)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(275.5)
1
(271.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index11.1220.1234.2260.2122.7203.7414.9179.7152.7181.6218.8389.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Fenwick Island, DE

Crime rate in Fenwick Island detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

15.73
Delaware average:

2.39
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Ancestries: English (16.0%), Irish (13.8%), German (12.4%), American (10.7%), Welsh (6.2%), Italian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 07/1953

Elevation: 4 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 1,294 people per square mile   (low).

Fenwick Island, Delaware map

16 residents are foreign born (1.3% North America, 1.1% Europe, 0.6% Oceania).

This town:

3.0%
Delaware:

9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,300 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,876 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (70.7 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (102.6 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (106.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

South Bethany, DE (2.0 miles ),
Ocean City, MD (2.2 miles ),
Bethany Beach, DE (2.4 miles ),
Ocean View, DE (2.5 miles ),
Millville, DE (2.6 miles ),
Ocean Pines, MD (2.7 miles ),
Bishopville, MD (2.8 miles ),
West Ocean City, MD (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 38.46 N, Longitude: 75.05 W

Distribution of median household income in Fenwick Island, DE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fenwick Island, DE in 2019

Property values in Fenwick Island, DE

Fenwick Island satellite photo by USGS

Fenwick Island tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Delaware:

4.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +164 (+92.1%).
Most common industries in Fenwick Island, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.7%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (7.1%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (6.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (20.3%)
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.8%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (6.3%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (11.3%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (9.7%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (8.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
Most common occupations in Fenwick Island, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (16.7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Top executives (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Engineers (4.8%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (21.9%)
  • Engineers (9.4%)
  • Top executives (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Construction laborers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Financial managers (8.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.1%)
  • Registered nurses (6.5%)
  • Top executives (4.8%)

Average climate in Fenwick Island, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Fenwick Island, Delaware average temperatures Fenwick Island, Delaware average precipitation Fenwick Island, Delaware humidity Fenwick Island, Delaware wind speed Fenwick Island, Delaware snowfall Fenwick Island, Delaware sunshine Fenwick Island, Delaware clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.6. This is better than average.

City:

56.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2014 was 2.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.55
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.112. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.112
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Fenwick Island-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Delaware state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the Fenwick Island town center injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.2 miles away from the town center caused $150,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fenwick Island-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Delaware state average. It is 68% 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 161.3 miles away from the city 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 139.7 miles away from Fenwick Island center
On 1/15/2019 at 23:30:48, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 140.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/2017 at 21:47:31, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.0 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 162.3 miles away from Fenwick Island center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 166.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sussex County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fenwick Island topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fenwick Island:

  • BERLIN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BERLIN, MD)
  • ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BERLIN, MD)
  • ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSP COMP CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BERLIN, MD)
  • DAVITA - BERLIN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; BERLIN, MD)
  • ATLANTIC SHORES REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MILLSBORO, DE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fenwick Island:

  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 25 miles; Salisbury, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,256)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 26 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Salisbury University (about 31 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 39 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Delaware State University (about 57 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 58 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Cumberland County College (about 68 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fenwick Island: Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company Station 2 (A), Fenwick Island Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Fenwick Island: Saint Matthews by the Sea United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Discoversea Shipwreck Museum (708 Ocean Highway), Sea Shell City (Museums; 708 Ocean Highway).

Hotels: Sands Motel (Ocean Highway), Tingle's Motel (Ocean Highway), Atlantic Budget Inn (Coastal Highway And Ro).

Birthplace of: Isaac J. MacCollum - Physician.

Sussex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fenwick Island and their reported violations in the past:

WARRENS STATION RESTAURANT (Address: 1406 Ocean Hwy , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-06-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2012)

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

  • FENWICK CENTER I (Population served: 350, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SANDS MOTEL (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

1.9 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.2%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

1.5%
Whole state:

7.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Fenwick Island (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Fenwick Island Branch at 1107 Coastal Highway, branch established on 1975/05/27. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Fenwick Island:

Marital status in Fenwick Island, DE
  • Never married: 7.0%
  • Now married: 69.5%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 13.6%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

For population 25 years and over in Fenwick Island:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Delaware average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Fenwick Island
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fenwick Island, DE (based on Sussex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,6817
Mainline Protestant23,803107
Evangelical Protestant16,640115
Black Protestant2,91421
Other6558
Orthodox2202
None125,232-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.9%
Delaware:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.0%
State:

45.9%

Average BMI:
Fenwick Island:

28.3
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

14.8%
Delaware:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.4%
Delaware:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

41.9%
Delaware:

33.9%

General health condition:
Fenwick Island:

54.6%
Delaware:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Fenwick Island:

81.4%
Delaware:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fenwick Island, 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 6$24,049$48,0980$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$30,267$60,5340$0
Financial Administration 1$3,833$45,9960$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,716$20,5920$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,734
Totals for Government 14$59,865$51,3131$1,734

Fenwick Island government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $735,000 ($1651.69)
    Police Protection: $597,000 ($1341.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $252,000 ($566.29)
    General Public Buildings: $207,000 ($465.17)
    General - Other: $71,000 ($159.55)
    Financial Administration: $45,000 ($101.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $747,000 ($1678.65)

Fenwick Island government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $183,000 ($411.24)
    Other: $45,000 ($101.12)
    Parking Facilities: $44,000 ($98.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $25,000 ($56.18)
    General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($33.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $48,000 ($107.87)
    Fines and Forfeits: $29,000 ($65.17)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($22.47)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($8.99)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($6.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $81,000 ($182.02)
    General Local Government Support: $45,000 ($101.12)
    Highways: $32,000 ($71.91)
  • Tax - Property: $967,000 ($2173.03)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $341,000 ($766.29)
    Other Selective Sales: $326,000 ($732.58)
    Public Utilities Sales: $25,000 ($56.18)

Fenwick Island government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,000 ($13.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,000 ($13.48)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,921,000 ($4316.85)

6.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($79,777 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($546 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.05%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, DE  0.86% ($39,974 average AGI)
from New Castle County, DE  0.54% ($87,246)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.34% ($48,416)


4.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,221 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($608 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, DE  0.78% ($33,254 average AGI)
to New Castle County, DE  0.38% ($47,441)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.34% ($29,498)

Businesses in Fenwick Island, DE

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • New Balance: 1
  • Walgreens: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fenwick Island:

  • WKHZ (1590 AM; 1 kW; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: RADIO BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fenwick Island:

  • WLBW (92.1 FM; FENWICK ISLAND, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOCM (98.1 FM; SELBYVILLE, DE; Owner: IRIE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWFG (99.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WSDL (90.7 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WQJZ (97.1 FM; OCEAN PINES, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WRXS (106.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ATLANTIC RADIO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WOCQ (103.9 FM; BERLIN, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMD (92.7 FM; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE; Owner: RESORT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fenwick Island:

  • WEWE-LP (Channel 24; SUSSEX COUNTY, DE; Owner: OCEAN 60 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WRAV-LP (Channel 8; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBLP-LP (Channel 22; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: OCEAN 22 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WLWP-LP (Channel 4; MILLSBORO, ETC., DE; Owner: OCEAN 4 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)

Fenwick Island fatal accident list:

May 31, 2008 07:00 AM, Sr-1, Lat: 38.466700, Lon: -75.051940, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 22, 2008 00:15 AM, Sr-54, Lat: 38.456070, Lon: -75.052330, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 30, 1994 08:34 PM, Sr1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 11, 1986 08:40 AM, 50sb, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 42.3mTotal length
  • $1,000,000Total costs
  • 20,500Total average daily traffic
  • 1,297Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,659Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fenwick Island)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • FENWICK ISLAND, DE, 37291 Lighthouse Road (Lat: 38.462917 Lon: -75.079472), Call Sign: WRCN328,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.337 MHz, 451.637 MHz, 452.787 MHz, Grant Date: 11/16/2018, Expiration Date: 11/16/2028, Certifier: Andrew Adkins, Registrant: Buytwowayradios.Com, 528 S. Cherry Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29732, Phone: (803) 818-2228, Fax: (803) 985-8775, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 1SU8428A, 5167 Route 54 (010274) (Lat: 38.473194 Lon: -75.109083), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 46.3 m, Overall height: 48.1 m, Call Sign: WQUR703,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/22/2014, Expiration Date: 09/22/2024, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • PL72XC030, 5167 Route 54 (010274) (Lat: 38.473194 Lon: -75.109083), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 46.3 m, Overall height: 48.1 m, Call Sign: WQWA832,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 07/02/2015, Expiration Date: 07/02/2025, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: Dla Piper LLP, 500 8th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 799-4216, Fax: (202) 799-5616, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB3MDZ, Licensee ID: L01005226, Grant Date: 03/10/2015, Expiration Date: 04/18/2025, Cancellation Date: 03/27/2015, Certifier: Christopher D Pridgeon, Registrant: Christopher D Pridgeon, 1 East James St, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
  • Call Sign: KB3PGF, Licensee ID: L01289227, Grant Date: 06/07/2017, Expiration Date: 06/07/2027, Certifier: Dennett E Pridgeon, Registrant: Dennett E Pridgeon, Rd3 Box 225c 1 East James St, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
  • Call Sign: W3CDP, Previous Call Sign: KB3MDZ, Licensee ID: L01005226, Grant Date: 03/27/2015, Expiration Date: 03/27/2025, Certifier: Christopher D Pridgeon, Registrant: Christopher D Pridgeon, 1 East James St, Fenwick Island, DE 19944

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 103RR, N103RR, N-103RR, Serial Number: 32-7940097, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 04/26/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Lancaster Flyers LLC, 1100 Coastal Hwy Unit 3, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/17/1999, Exported to: South Africa

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 8. The highest number of fire incidents - 17 took place in 2017, and the least - 1 in 2012. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fenwick Island, DE When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (62.0%), and Outside Fires (34.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fenwick Island, DE
    • 8062.0%Structure Fires
    • 4434.1%Outside Fires
    • 43.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 10.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fenwick Island, DE
Most common first names in Fenwick Island, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Dorothy783.1 years
James573.8 years
John563.6 years
Edward472.8 years
William372.3 years
Mary376.9 years
Joseph373.7 years
Charles383.0 years
Ruth284.1 years
George282.5 years
Most common last names in Fenwick Island, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pratt376.3 years
Scarpa374.0 years
Dissinger292.0 years
Heiberger277.1 years
Ashley279.5 years
Newton275.1 years
Press285.4 years
Smith282.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fenwick Island, DE
  • 83.5%Electricity
  • 14.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fenwick Island, DE
  • 88.2%Electricity
  • 11.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Fenwick Island compared to Delaware state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Fenwick Island on our top lists:

  • #90 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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