Dagsboro, Delaware

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Dagsboro, Delaware
Town
Location of Dagsboro, Delaware
Location of Dagsboro, Delaware
Coordinates: 38°32′54″N 75°14′47″W / 38.54833°N 75.24639°W / 38.54833; -75.24639Coordinates: 38°32′54″N 75°14′47″W / 38.54833°N 75.24639°W / 38.54833; -75.24639
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 26 ft (8 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 805
 • Density 619.2/sq mi (243.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19939
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-18950
GNIS feature ID 0213855

Dagsboro is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. The population was 805 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Dagsboro, incorporated in the early 1900s, is a quiet town that is energized in summer by Delaware Route 26 beach traffic. The town, in the Indian River School District, was founded in 1747 and has been known as Blackfoot Town, Dagsbury and Dagsborough.[citation needed] It was named for General John Dagworthy,[2] a Brigadier General of the Sussex County Militia during the American Revolutionary War. Dagsboro is home to Prince George's Chapel, an historic church maintained by the state of Delaware as a museum. The Chapel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[3]

Geography[edit]

Dagsboro is located at 38°32′54″N 75°14′47″W / 38.54833°N 75.24639°W / 38.54833; -75.24639 (38.548308, -75.246366)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), all of it land.

Notable residents[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 222
1950 474 113.5%
1960 477 0.6%
1970 375 −21.4%
1980 344 −8.3%
1990 398 15.7%
2000 519 30.4%
2010 805 55.1%

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 519 people, 226 households, and 141 families residing in the town. The population density was 409.5 people per square mile (157.8/km²). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 195.7 per square mile (75.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.29% White, 6.36% African American, 0.19% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.12% of the population.

There were 226 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,596, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $36,667 versus $27,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,322. About 6.2% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.stateplanning.delaware.gov/census_data_center/
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 98. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.