Townsend, Delaware

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Townsend Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles S of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County New Castle
Standard Zip Codes 19734
Phone Area Codes 302
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.395
Longitude -75.691

Townsend Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.5 inches
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
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Townsend Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 346 100%
Male 166 48%
Female 180 52%
Under 18 93 26.9%
18+ 253 73.1%
65+ 44 12.7%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 3.06
White 291 84.1%
African-American 40 11.6%
Asian 3 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.9%
Other 9 2.6%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 2.6%

Estimated Townsend Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 373
Growth 27
Growth % 7.8%

Townsend 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 28.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.8%
Irish 14%
German 9.2%
US/American 6.8%
Italian 5.2%
French Canadian 2.8%
Maltese 2%
French (except Basque) 2%
British 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Hungarian 0.8%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Blackbird (19734)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Townsend 346 $48,875
Clayton 1,273 $48,000
Delaware City 1,453 $50,294
Kenton 237 $38,000
Middletown 6,161 $47,270
Odessa 286 $55,938
Smyrna 5,679 $42,355
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