Hartly, Delaware

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Hartly, Delaware
Location in Kent County and the state of Delaware.
Location in Kent County and the state of Delaware.
Coordinates: 39°10′7″N 75°42′46″W / 39.16861°N 75.71278°W / 39.16861; -75.71278Coordinates: 39°10′7″N 75°42′46″W / 39.16861°N 75.71278°W / 39.16861; -75.71278
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 69 ft (21 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 74
 • Density 1,345.9/sq mi (519.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19953
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-33250
GNIS feature ID 0214061

Hartly is a town in Kent County, Delaware, United States. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 74 at the 2010 census, making it the least populous municipality in Delaware.[1]


Hartly is located at 39°10′07″N 75°42′46″W / 39.168485°N 75.712712°W / 39.168485; -75.712712.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 78 people, 25 households, and 21 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,345.9 people per square mile (501.9/km²). There were 31 housing units at an average density of 534.9 per square mile (199.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.03% White, 3.85% African American, 1.28% from other races, and 3.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population.

There were 25 households out of which 60.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 24.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 4.0% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the town the population was spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 39.7% from 25 to 44, 14.1% from 45 to 64, and 2.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 81.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 59.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $29,375. Males had a median income of $21,667 versus $24,167 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,516. There were 14.3% of families and 19.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 19.2% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

1983 F2 tornado[edit]

On July 21, 1983, an F2 tornado struck Hartly, causing 2 deaths and 9 injuries.[4] It was the deadliest tornado in Delaware history.[5]


  1. ^ http://www.stateplanning.delaware.gov/census_data_center/
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ http://www.tornadohistoryproject.com
  5. ^ http://www.tornadoproject.com/alltorns/worstts.htm