Demographics

People

Total Population1,366
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+534
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married45.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,052
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,646
% Above Poverty Level74.7%
% Below Poverty Level25.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation3%

Housing

People Living Alone24.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,044
Median House Value$150,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.1%
Haitian18.6%
West Indian18.6%
Irish16%
German9.2%
English5.8%
Scottish1.5%
African0.9%
Italian0.9%
Polish0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
US/American0.7%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Slovak0.2%
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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
Bridgeville2,696$52,500
Delmar1,790$49,125
Georgetown7,123$53,712
Greenwood1,017$60,484
Laurel4,211$34,332
Seaford7,572$52,847

Blades Public Schools

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