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Demographics

People

Total Population1,302
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+462
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married45.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.2%
Median Earnings25+$28,382
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,077

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,250
% Above Poverty Level76.1%
% Below Poverty Level23.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone24.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,005
Median House Value$131,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.9%
Irish13.7%
West Indian10.6%
Haitian10.6%
English5%
Italian2.2%
Polish2%
French Except Basque0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Dutch0.3%
German0.3%
Welsh0.3%
African0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
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Blades Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sussex County
Standard Zip Codes19973
Phone Area Codes302
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.64
Approximate Longitude-75.61

Blades Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGEORGETOWN 5 SW
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp41 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationSALISBURY
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 87 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationDENTON 2 E
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip43.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bridgeville2,397$59,107
Delmar1,792$46,750
Georgetown6,917$46,750
Greenwood1,280$55,441
Laurel3,984$37,699
Seaford7,417$45,179

Blades Public Schools

Blades Elementary School
900 South Arch Street
ZIP: 19973
(302) 628-4416
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
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