Felton, Delaware

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Felton, Delaware
Town
Location in Kent County and the state of Delaware.
Location in Kent County and the state of Delaware.
Coordinates: 39°0′37″N 75°34′36″W / 39.01028°N 75.57667°W / 39.01028; -75.57667Coordinates: 39°0′37″N 75°34′36″W / 39.01028°N 75.57667°W / 39.01028; -75.57667
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,298
 • Density 1,268.1/sq mi (489.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19943
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-26620
GNIS feature ID 0215321

Felton is a town in Kent County, Delaware, United States. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,298 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

The Coombe Historic District, Thomas B. Coursey House, Felton Historic District, Felton Railroad Station, and Hughes Early Man Sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Geography[edit]

Felton is located at 39°0′37″N 75°34′36″W / 39.01028°N 75.57667°W / 39.01028; -75.57667 (39.010391, -75.576571).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 784 people, 297 households, and 217 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,268.1 people per square mile (488.2/km²). There were 312 housing units at an average density of 504.6 per square mile (194.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.53% White, 11.61% African American, 1.02% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.89% from other races, and 2.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.17% of the population.

There were 297 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 18.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 36.9% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,589, and the median income for a family was $44,875. Males had a median income of $32,857 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,854. About 9.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Schools include Lake Forest High School as well as Lake Forest North, the elementary school, and Lake Forest Central, the middle school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.stateplanning.delaware.gov/census_data_center/
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.