Dagsboro, Delaware

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Dagsboro, Delaware

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Dagsboro Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Dagsboro Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Dagsboro, Delaware

Comparing Dagsboro 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
Well-Paid Single Women 9 6
Racial Diversity 8 2
Female Share of the Population 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Age of the Population 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 4
Senior Citizens 5 6
Male Share of the Population 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 8
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
College Educated Adults 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
Median Family Income 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Housing Recently Built 6 7
People Living Alone 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Affordability of Rents 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 10

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Dagsboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles S of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles SE of Baltimore, Maryland
County Sussex
Standard Zip Codes 19939
Phone Area Codes 302
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.549
Longitude -75.246

Dagsboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.5 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 22.2 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 SNOW HILL 4 N
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
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Dagsboro Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 519 100%
Male 244 47%
Female 275 53%
Under 18 115 22.2%
18+ 404 77.8%
65+ 80 15.4%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 2.89
White 479 92.3%
African-American 33 6.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 6 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 2.1%

Estimated Dagsboro Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 555
Growth 36
Growth % 6.9%

Dagsboro 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
English 25.1%
US/American 15.5%
German 14.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.5%
Irish 11.7%
Italian 5.6%
Scottish 3.6%
Polish 2.8%
European 2.8%
Swedish 1%
Norwegian 1%
African 0.8%
British 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dagsboro 519 $43,750
Bethel 184 $58,750
Frankford 714 $35,729
Millsboro 2,360 $32,708
Millville 259 $45,417
Ocean View 1,006 $52,125
Selbyville 1,645 $41,522
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