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Overview

Introduction to Seaford, Delaware

Seaford, Delaware, in Sussex county, is 64 miles SE of Dundalk, Maryland (center to center} and 70 miles SE of Baltimore, Maryland.

Seaford History

The first settlement in the Seaford area was recognized as "Martin's Hundred" and occupied an extremely large tract of land. With the Civil War, division crept into the community of Seaford. In 1865, towards the end of the war, this town became incorporated. The incorporation occurred with the help of a Councilman - Alderman form of government, which is still present today.

Seaford and nearby Attractions

  • Marvel Museum
  • Seaford Museum
  • Kiwanis Park
  • Soroptimist Park
  • Poplar Hill Mansion

Things To Do In Seaford

If interested in historic sites, tourists can visit the Poplar Hill Mansion. One can visit the Marvel Museum, Seaford Museum as well as the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Other interesting places include the Soroptimist Park and the Williams Pond Park. Seaford Historical Society Ross Mansion is also famous for its historic importance. Seaford hosts the Towne and Country Fair and the Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival every year.

Seaford Transportation

Salisbury - Ocean City Wicomico Regional airport is the nearest airport to Seaford.

Seaford Higher Education

Institutes of higher education near Seaford include the Salisbury State University, Delaware Technical and Community College - Owens, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, and Delaware State University.

People

Total Population 7,290
Male Share of the Population 45.4%
Female Share of the Population 54.6%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,741
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 37.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,411
% Above Poverty Level 74.7%
% Below Poverty Level 25.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.1%
Median Gross Rent $732
Median House Value $162,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.2%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 10.5%

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

Seaford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles SE of Dundalk, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 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 38.641
Longitude -75.611

Seaford 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 GEORGETOWN 5 SW
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
Station SALISBURY
Distance 19 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 19.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blades 1,303 $35,595
Bridgeville 2,364 $59,792
Delmar 1,784 $50,893
Georgetown 6,775 $37,233
Greenwood 1,289 $57,702
Laurel 3,916 $36,781

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

Seaford Public Libraries

Library
Seaford District Library
402 NORTH PORTER STREET
Seaford, Delaware
(302) 629-2524

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Seaford Hospitals

NANTICOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
801 MIDDLEFORD RD
(302) 629-6611
Emergency Service: Yes

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Seaford High Schools

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SEAFORD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
399 NORTH MARKET STREET
302-629-4525
Serves 957 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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ONE DELAWARE PLACE
302-629-6176
A Special Education School

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