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Demographics

People

Total Population2,955
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens53.1%
Employed Population 16+1,119
Age of the Population66

Families

% of people married50.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.8%
Median Earnings25+$36,870
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,517

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,419
% Above Poverty Level92%
% Below Poverty Level8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home16.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone42.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,185
Median House Value$475,000

Ancestry

Irish25.7%
English17.8%
German17.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17%
Italian9.7%
French Except Basque4.7%
Scottish3.3%
Polish3%
Welsh2.9%
Dutch2.3%
Swedish1.6%
Lithuanian1.4%
Swiss1.1%
Hungarian1%
Canadian0.7%
Slovene0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Norwegian0.1%
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Lewes Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sussex County
Standard Zip Codes19958
Phone Area Codes302
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.76
Approximate Longitude-75.17

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)

StationLEWES
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp28 to 45 F
Apr Temp44 to 65 F
Jul Temp68 to 86 F
Oct Temp50 to 69 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationCAPE MAY 2 NW
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp27 to 42 F
Apr Temp43 to 60 F
Jul Temp67 to 84 F
Oct Temp49 to 66 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches
StationDOVER
Distance33 miles
Jan Temp27 to 44 F
Apr Temp44 to 65 F
Jul Temp68 to 87 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dewey Beach289$83,750
Ellendale421$40,000
Georgetown6,917$46,750
Millsboro4,121$57,171
Milton2,756$62,206
Rehoboth Beach1,119$104,671

Lewes Public Libraries

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

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Lewes Hospitals

Beebe Medical Center
(Non-profit)
424 Savannah Rd

Lewes Public Schools

Beacon Middle School
19483 John J. Williams Highway
ZIP: 19958
(302) 645-6288
Middle
Total Enrollment 563
Cape Henlopen High School
1250 Kings Highway
ZIP: 19958
(302) 645-7711
High
Total Enrollment 1352
Shields (richard A.) Elementary School
910 Shields Avenue
ZIP: 19958
(302) 645-7748
Primary
Total Enrollment 722
Sussex Consortium
520 Dupont Avenue
ZIP: 19958
(302) 645-7210
Other
Total Enrollment 131

Lewes Private Schools

Bethel Christian School
129 W 4th St
ZIP: 19958
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
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