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People

Total Population 2,887
Male Share of the Population 45.4%
Female Share of the Population 54.6%
Senior Citizens 50.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,030
Age of the Population 66

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,656
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 13.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 41.4%
Median Gross Rent $940
Median House Value $477,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.3%
US/American 0%
English 16.6%
Irish 24.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lewes Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles S of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Sussex
Standard Zip Codes 19958
Phone Area Codes 302
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.774
Longitude -75.139

Lewes Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LEWES
Distance 0.6 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 CAPE MAY 2 NW
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 60 F
Jul Temp 67 to 84 F
Oct Temp 49 to 66 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Station DOVER
Distance 33 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 87 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lewes Beach (19958)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dewey Beach 250 $84,500
Ellendale 363 $37,917
Georgetown 6,775 $37,233
Millsboro 4,050 $61,711
Milton 2,717 $61,750
Rehoboth Beach 1,098 $102,917

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lewes Public Libraries

Library
Lewes Public Library
111 ADAMS AVENUE
Lewes, Delaware
(302) 645-2733

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Lewes Hospitals

BEEBE MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
424 SAVANNAH RD
(302) 645-3100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lewes High Schools

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CAPE HENLOPEN HIGH SCHOOL
1250 KINGS HIGHWAY
302-645-7711
Serves 1,155 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

SUSSEX CONSORTIUM
520 DUPONT AVENUE
302-645-7210
A Special Education School
Serves 136 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.4

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