Leipsic, Delaware

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Population in 2019: 205 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 100  (49.1%)
Females: 105  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

47.1 years
Delaware median age:

41.4 years

Zip codes: 19901.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,685 (it was $37,656 in 2000)
Leipsic:

$38,685
DE:

$70,176

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,781 (it was $13,825 in 2000)

Leipsic town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $130,771 (it was $76,700 in 2000)
Leipsic:

$130,771
DE:

$261,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $152,154; detached houses: $162,781; mobile homes: $60,640

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,141.

March 2019 cost of living index in Leipsic: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.7%
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  • Races in Leipsic, DE (2010)
    • 15584.7%White alone
    • 168.7%Hispanic
    • 52.7%Two or more races
    • 42.2%American Indian alone
    • 31.6%Black alone

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



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Leipsic, Delaware as of February 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Leipsic is 74 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (14.5%), English (12.7%), Irish (10.9%), Italian (7.3%), German (3.6%), Scottish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 729 people per square mile   (low).

Leipsic, Delaware map

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
Delaware:

9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,053 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $894 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (31.6 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (56.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Cheswold, DE (2.0 miles ),
Dover, DE (2.3 miles ),
Smyrna, DE (2.5 miles ),
Little Creek, DE (2.5 miles),
Clayton, DE (2.7 miles ),
Kent Acres, DE (2.7 miles ),
Rodney Village, DE (2.8 miles ),
Kenton, DE (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 39.24 N, Longitude: 75.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

Distribution of median household income in Leipsic, DE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Leipsic, DE in 2019

Property values in Leipsic, DE

Leipsic satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
Delaware:

4.7%
Most common industries in Leipsic, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.4%)
  • Machinery (6.4%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (6.4%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.6%)
  • Machinery (13.3%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (11.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.7%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (6.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (14.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (12.2%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.2%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Leipsic, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Carpenters (9.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (20.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17.8%)
  • Engineers (4.4%)
  • Art and design workers (4.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (8.2%)
  • Cashiers (8.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Computer specialists (4.1%)

Average climate in Leipsic, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.9. This is about average.

City:

73.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2014 was 0.237. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.237
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.206. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.206
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.71. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.71
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00673. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00673
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Leipsic-area historical tornado activity is near Delaware state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.9 miles away from the Leipsic town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 36.7 miles away from the town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Leipsic-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Delaware state average. It is 65% 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 160.0 miles away from Leipsic 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 80.3 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 5.4 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 79.6 miles away from Leipsic center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 159.8 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 300.5 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 (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Leipsic:

  • SAINTS HOME HEALTHCARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • SILVER LAKE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • WESTMINSTER VILLAGE HEALTH (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • CADIA REHABILITATION CAPITOL (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • DELAWARE HOSPITAL F/T CHRONICALLY ILL (DHCI) (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SMYRNA, DE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leipsic:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 4 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,239)
  • Delaware State University (about 4 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Cumberland County College (about 29 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Wilmington University (about 31 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 10,072)
  • University of Delaware (about 33 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 20,078)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 35 miles; Wilmington, DE; FT enrollment: 4,972)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 39 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Leipsic Town Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Leipsic: Roby United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Roby United Methodist Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: William Jackson Palmer - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.3%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

10.0%
Whole state:

7.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Leipsic:

Marital status in Leipsic, DE
  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 41.3%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 18.7%

For population 25 years and over in Leipsic:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 16.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
Delaware average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Leipsic, DE (based on Kent County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,6795
Evangelical Protestant14,99279
Mainline Protestant14,93141
Black Protestant3,24518
Other2,71814
Orthodox1001
None109,645-
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: 24
This 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
Here:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

10.9%
State:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.2%
Delaware:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Leipsic:

45.5%
Delaware:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Leipsic:

39.9%
Delaware:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Leipsic:

29.1
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Leipsic:

26.4%
Delaware:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Leipsic:

11.1%
State:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.7%
Delaware:

34.1%

General health condition:
Leipsic:

53.4%
Delaware:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Leipsic:

76.5%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Leipsic, 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 and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $114,000 ($556.10)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $92,000 ($448.78)
    Police Protection: $74,000 ($360.98)
    Water Utilities: $48,000 ($234.15)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($131.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($87.80)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($78.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000 ($9.76)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($4.88)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($4.88)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($4.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($4.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($39.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $93,000 ($453.66)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($39.02)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $118,000 ($575.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($87.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($68.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($9.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $16,000 ($78.05)
    Special Assessments: $9,000 ($43.90)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($14.63)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $77,000 ($375.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $99,000 ($482.93)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($29.27)
    Highways: $5,000 ($24.39)
  • Tax - Other: $64,000 ($312.20)
    Property: $45,000 ($219.51)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $16,000 ($78.05)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $456,000 ($2224.39)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $435,000 ($2121.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,000 ($102.44)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $224,000 ($1092.68)

6.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,074 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.17%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from New Castle County, DE  1.31% ($48,838 average AGI)
from Sussex County, DE  1.01% ($33,254)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.17% ($40,491)


6.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,302 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.20%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sussex County, DE  1.14% ($39,974 average AGI)
to New Castle County, DE  1.08% ($46,206)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.10% ($35,254)

Strongest AM radio stations in Leipsic:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Leipsic:

  • 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)
  • WDSD (92.9 FM; SMYRNA, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W292CF (106.3 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSNJ-FM (107.7 FM; BRIDGETON, NJ; Owner: COHANZICK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJKS (101.7 FM; CANTON, NJ; Owner: QC COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • W261AE (100.1 FM; CAMDEN, DE; Owner: FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH)
  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Leipsic:

  • WEVD-LP (Channel 27; DOVER, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE)
  • W14CM (Channel 14; DOVER, DE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Leipsic: William J. Palmer.

  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 25.3mTotal length
  • $3,676,000Total costs
  • 1,728Total average daily traffic
  • 144Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,025Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Leipsic, DE
  • 31.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 27.7%Electricity
  • 4.3%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Leipsic, DE
  • 44.1%Electricity
  • 32.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Leipsic compared to Delaware state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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