Little Creek, Delaware

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This article is about a town in Delaware. For the base of the U.S. Navy near Norfolk, Virginia which is also commonly called "Little Creek", see Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek.
Little Creek, Delaware
Town
Location in Kent County and the state of Delaware.
Location in Kent County and the state of Delaware.
Coordinates: 39°9′55″N 75°26′55″W / 39.16528°N 75.44861°W / 39.16528; -75.44861Coordinates: 39°9′55″N 75°26′55″W / 39.16528°N 75.44861°W / 39.16528; -75.44861
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
Area
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 224
 • Density 1,780.5/sq mi (687.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19961
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-42870
GNIS feature ID 0214231

Little Creek is a town in Kent County, Delaware, United States. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 224 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

John Woolman attended Quaker meeting at Little Creek in late summer 1748 during a visit to the Southern Counties of Delaware.

The Cherbourg Round Barn, Little Creek Hundred Rural Historic District, Little Creek Methodist Church, Old Stone Tavern, Port Mahon Lighthouse, Elizabeth Stubbs House, and Jonathan Woodley House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Geography[edit]

Little Creek is located at 39°9′55″N 75°26′55″W / 39.16528°N 75.44861°W / 39.16528; -75.44861 (39.165360, -75.448473)[3].

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.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 195 people, 67 households, and 49 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,780.5 people per square mile (684.5/km²). There were 74 housing units at an average density of 675.7 per square mile (259.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.28% White, 6.67% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.51% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.59% of the population.

There were 67 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 14.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $41,563. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,418. About 7.7% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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.