Blades, Delaware

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Blades, Delaware

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High Points

Blades strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Delaware):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Blades Racial Diversity
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 10% Blades Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Blades, Delaware

Comparing Blades to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Delaware (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 8
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 2
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Age of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
Median Family Income 3 1
People Above Poverty 2 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Public Transportation Use 6 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 2
Working at Home 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 6
Housing Recently Built 6 7
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Rents 3 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 10
Low Violent Crime 5 9

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Blades Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles SE of Dundalk, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles SE of Baltimore, Maryland
County Sussex
Standard Zip Codes 19973
Phone Area Codes 302
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.635
Longitude -75.61

Blades Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 46 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 87 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station DENTON 2 E
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.2 inches
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Blades Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 956 100%
Male 449 47%
Female 507 53%
Under 18 279 29.2%
18+ 677 70.8%
65+ 67 7%
Median Age 32.7
Average Family Size 3.23
White 667 69.8%
African-American 208 21.8%
Asian 10 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.5%
Other 38 4%
Mixed Race 27 2.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 63 6.6%

Estimated Blades Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 999
Growth 43
Growth % 4.5%

Blades Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.4%
Irish 23.7%
US/American 20.1%
English 6.6%
Italian 5.2%
German 4.8%
Haitian 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Scottish 1.3%
Polish 1.3%
Swiss 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
African 0.5%
Jamaican 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Estonian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Blades 956 $33,194
Bridgeville 1,436 $30,083
Delmar 1,407 $35,521
Georgetown 4,643 $37,925
Greenwood 837 $40,000
Laurel 3,668 $30,329
Seaford 6,699 $39,688
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