Leipsic, Delaware

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Leipsic, Delaware
Leipsic waterfront along the Leipsic River
Leipsic waterfront along the Leipsic River
Location of Leipsic in Kent County, Delaware.
Location of Leipsic in Kent County, Delaware.
Leipsic is located in Delaware
Location within the state of Delaware
Leipsic is located in the United States
Leipsic (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°14′27″N 75°31′01″W / 39.24083°N 75.51694°W / 39.24083; -75.51694Coordinates: 39°14′27″N 75°31′01″W / 39.24083°N 75.51694°W / 39.24083; -75.51694
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
 • MayorCraig Pugh
 • Total0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land0.29 sq mi (0.76 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
7 ft (2 m)
 • Total183
 • Estimate 
 • Density671.23/sq mi (259.19/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)302
FIPS code10-41700
GNIS feature ID214213[3]

Leipsic is a town in Kent County, Delaware, United States. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 183 at the 2010 census.[4]


A post office called Leipsic was established in 1839, and remained in operation until 1902.[5] The name is a variation of Leipzig, one of the largest cities in eastern Germany.[6]


Leipsic is located at 39°14′27″N 75°31′01″W / 39.24083°N 75.51694°W / 39.24083; -75.51694. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (6.67%) is water.

The Leipsic River runs through the town on the southern edge of the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016196[2]7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 203 people, 79 households, and 48 families residing in the town. The population density was 722.0 people per square mile (279.9/km²). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 316.6 per square mile (122.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.10% White, 1.97% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.49% from other races, and 3.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.46% of the population.

There were 79 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,656, and the median income for a family was $39,219. Males had a median income of $35,156 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,825. About 10.2% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty-five or over.



Delaware Route 9, a scenic route running near the Delaware Bay, passes north-south through Leipsic along Denny Street, heading north toward the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and south toward Little Creek. Delaware Route 42 begins at DE 9 in Leipsic and heads west along Fast Landing Road toward Cheswold and an intersection with U.S. Route 13. Smyrna-Leipsic Road splits northwest from DE 9 north of Leipsic and heads toward Smyrna. Leipsic Road begins at DE 9 south of Leipsic and heads southwest toward Dover.[9]


Delmarva Power, a subsidiary of Exelon, provides electricity to Leipsic.[10] Chesapeake Utilities provides natural gas to the town.[11]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Leipsic". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2013-04-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Kent County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 184.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ Delaware Department of Transportation (2017). Official Travel & Transportation Map (Map). Dover: Delaware Department of Transportation.
  10. ^ "Service Territory". Delmarva Power. Archived from the original on May 25, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  11. ^ "Delmarva Service Territory". Chesapeake Utilities. Retrieved August 14, 2017.

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