Viola, Delaware

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Viola, Delaware
Location of Viola, Delaware
Location of Viola, Delaware
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 156
 • Density 878.4/sq mi (339.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 19979
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-74330
GNIS feature ID 0214796

Viola is a town in Kent County, Delaware, United States. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 156 at the 2000 census.


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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there were 156 people, 62 households, and 48 families residing in the town. The population density was 878.4 people per square mile (334.6/km²). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 349.1/sq mi (133.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.59% White, 4.49% African American and 1.92% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.

There were 62 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 32.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 110.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $47,813, and the median income for a family was $49,531. Males had a median income of $39,250 versus $24,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,687. None of the families and 3.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 16.7% of those over 64.

The town of Viola has recently implemented strict zoning regulations, designed to prevent the town from being overtaken by the suburban onslaught that has blemished many rural Delaware communities. The regulations: Prohibit businesses with more than 2 employees from setting up shop in town. Restrict the construction of multi-family dwellings. Forbid any annexation of outlying parcels into the original town proper. These restrictions are designed to keep the town liveable and quaint. The town contains a Post Office, VCF Ruritan hall and the Felton-Viola United Methodist Church. These are the only non-residential structures within town limits. Viola is one of those places where nothing ever happens, its quiet and safe. Its a great place to live, according to residents.


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