Fenwick Island, Delaware

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Fenwick Island Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles S of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles SE of Baltimore, Maryland
County Sussex
Standard Zip Codes 19944, 19975
Phone Area Codes 302
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.462
Longitude -75.051

Fenwick Island Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LEWES
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 86 F
Oct Temp 50 to 69 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Station SNOW HILL 4 N
Distance 24 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
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 68 to 84 F
Oct Temp 51 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43 inches
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Fenwick Island Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 342 100%
Male 161 47.1%
Female 181 52.9%
Under 18 21 6.1%
18+ 321 93.9%
65+ 135 39.5%
Median Age 60.9
Average Family Size 2.25
White 340 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 2.6%

Estimated Fenwick Island Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 357
Growth 15
Growth % 4.4%

Fenwick Island 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
Irish 22.4%
German 21.4%
English 17.4%
US/American 10.5%
Italian 7.2%
Polish 3.9%
Scottish 3.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Dutch 2%
European 1.3%
Ukrainian 1%
Slovak 1%
Lithuanian 1%
Serbian 1%
Welsh 0.7%
British 0.7%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fenwick Island, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fenwick Isl (19944)
West Fenwick (19975)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fenwick Island 342 $68,750
Bethany Beach 903 $67,500
Dagsboro 519 $43,750
Frankford 714 $35,729
Millville 259 $45,417
Ocean View 1,006 $52,125
Selbyville 1,645 $41,522
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