Demographics

People

Total Population3,118
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens52.5%
Employed Population 16+1,241
Age of the Population66

Families

% of people married58.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher59.5%
Median Earnings25+$57,931
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,750

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,415
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home16.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone37.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,121
Median House Value$540,200

Ancestry

Irish20.4%
German15.4%
English14.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.6%
Italian10.9%
Polish7.6%
French Except Basque5.1%
Norwegian3.7%
Dutch3.6%
Scottish3%
Swiss1.9%
Swedish1.8%
Welsh1.5%
Lithuanian1.1%
Slovak1%
Austrian1%
Russian0.7%
Czech0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Serbian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
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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 Beach306$104,219
Ellendale436$45,000
Georgetown7,123$53,712
Millsboro4,238$65,853
Milton2,840$70,313
Rehoboth Beach1,281$129,250

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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