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Overview

Introduction to Seaford, Delaware

Seaford, Delaware, in Sussex county, is 64 miles SE of Dundalk, Maryland (center to center} and 70 miles SE of Baltimore, Maryland.

Seaford History

The first settlement in the Seaford area was recognized as "Martin's Hundred" and occupied an extremely large tract of land. With the Civil War, division crept into the community of Seaford. In 1865, towards the end of the war, this town became incorporated. The incorporation occurred with the help of a Councilman - Alderman form of government, which is still present today.

Seaford and nearby Attractions

  • Marvel Museum
  • Seaford Museum
  • Kiwanis Park
  • Soroptimist Park
  • Poplar Hill Mansion

Things To Do In Seaford

If interested in historic sites, tourists can visit the Poplar Hill Mansion. One can visit the Marvel Museum, Seaford Museum as well as the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Other interesting places include the Soroptimist Park and the Williams Pond Park. Seaford Historical Society Ross Mansion is also famous for its historic importance. Seaford hosts the Towne and Country Fair and the Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival every year.

Seaford Transportation

Salisbury - Ocean City Wicomico Regional airport is the nearest airport to Seaford.

Seaford Higher Education

Institutes of higher education near Seaford include the Salisbury State University, Delaware Technical and Community College - Owens, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, and Delaware State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,417
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens18.9%
Employed Population 16+2,943
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married40.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,327
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,551
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,039

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,179
% Above Poverty Level74.5%
% Below Poverty Level25.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$791
Median House Value$154,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.7%
Irish11.8%
English8.6%
German8.1%
West Indian6.6%
Haitian5.5%
Italian3.4%
French Except Basque2.8%
Polish2.7%
Scottish2.5%
Dutch1%
Turkish0.8%
Swedish0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Canadian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Seaford Almanac

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

Seaford 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
Distance19 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
Distance19.6 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
Blades1,302$37,250
Bridgeville2,397$59,107
Delmar1,792$46,750
Georgetown6,917$46,750
Greenwood1,280$55,441
Laurel3,984$37,699

Seaford Public Libraries

Seaford District Library
600 N MARKET ST EXT
Seaford, Delaware
(302) 629-2524

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Seaford Hospitals

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
801 Middleford Rd

Seaford Public Schools

Seaford Senior High School
399 North Market Street
ZIP: 19973
(302) 629-4587
High
Total Enrollment 719
Seaford Central Elementary School
1 Delaware Place
ZIP: 19973
(302) 629-4587
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Sussex Orthopedic Program
One Delaware Place
ZIP: 19973
(302) 629-4587
Other
Seaford Middle School
500 East Stein Highway
ZIP: 19973
(302) 629-4587
Middle
Total Enrollment 860
West Seaford Elementary School
511 Sussex Avenue
ZIP: 19973
(302) 628-4414
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Frederick Douglass Elementary School
1 Swain Road
ZIP: 19973
(302) 628-4413
Primary
Total Enrollment 437

Seaford Private Schools

Seaford Christian Academy
110 Holly St
ZIP: 19973
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
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