Delaware City, DE Population, Airports, Hospitals & Zip Codes


Delaware City is located at 20 km south of Wilmington. This coastal town south of Wilmington is primarily of interest because it’s the gateway to Fort Delaware State Park. On Pea Patch Island in Delaware Bay, the park is only accessible by boat. The fort was used as a prison during the Civil War and is surrounded by a moat.

Demographics

Population: 1,453. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,510 (+3.9% change)
Males: 732 (50.4%), Females: 721 (49.6%)

New Castle County

Zip code: 19706

Median resident age: 38.3 years
Median household income: $43,611
Median house value: $99,300

Races in Delaware City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.9%)
  • Black (10.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (21.3%), German (18.4%), English (14.2%), Italian (8.9%), United States (8.7%), Polish (4.5%).

Elevation: 9 feet

Land area: 1.3 square miles

Map of Delaware City, DE

Population

For population 25 years and over in Delaware City

  • High school or higher: 81.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Delaware City city

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -231 (-13.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Delaware City:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Delaware City:

  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 7 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; Abbreviation: ILG)
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 32 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Abbreviation: PHL)
  • DOVER AFB (about 33 miles; DOVER, DE; Abbreviation: DOV)

Other public-use airports nearest to Delaware City:

  • SUMMIT (about 10 miles; MIDDLETOWN, DE; Abbreviation: EVY)
  • RAINTREE (about 17 miles; ELKTON, MD; Abbreviation: 1C4)
  • SPITFIRE AERODROME (about 19 miles; PEDRICKTOWN, NJ; Abbreviation: 7N7)

Amtrak stations near Delaware City:

  • 12 miles: WILMINGTON (M. L. KING BLVD, & FRENCH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: NEWARK (429 S. COLLEGE AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Delaware City:

  • UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (about 1 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 17,786)
  • WILMINGTON COLLEGE (about 7 miles; NEW CASTLE, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,087)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMM COLL-STANTON-WILMINGTON (about 10 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,817)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 25 miles; CHESTER, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,646)
  • WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 26 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; Full-time enrollment: 10,419)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; MEDIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,248)
  • DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,641)

Libraries

Library in Delaware City:

  • DELAWARE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $140,113; Location: 407 CLINTON STREET; 22,294 books; 473 audio materials; 262 video materials; 76 serial subscriptions)

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