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Bowers Beach, Delaware
Town
Location of Bowers in Kent County, Delaware.
Location of Bowers in Kent County, Delaware.
Bowers Beach is located in Delaware
Bowers Beach
Bowers Beach
Location within the state of Delaware
Bowers Beach is located in the US
Bowers Beach
Bowers Beach
Bowers Beach (the US)
Coordinates: 39°03′35″N 75°24′05″W / 39.05972°N 75.40139°W / 39.05972; -75.40139
BOWERS DELAWARE Latitude and Longitude:

39°03′35″N 75°24′05″W / 39.05972°N 75.40139°W / 39.05972; -75.40139
Country  United States
State  Delaware
County Kent
Area [1]
 • Total0.30 sq mi (0.79 km2)
 • Land0.29 sq mi (0.76 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation3 ft (0.9 m)
Population ( 2010)
 • Total335
 • Estimate (2016) [2]360
 • Density1,220.34/sq mi (471.85/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 ( Eastern (EST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code19946
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code10-07250
GNIS feature ID213692 [3]

Bowers Beach is a town in Kent County, Delaware, United States. [4] It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 335. [5]

History

Main Street, 1914

The Fourteen Foot Bank Light and Saxton United Methodist Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [6]

Geography

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 3.33% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910212
1920174−17.9%
193024641.4%
194032833.3%
1950284−13.4%
196032414.1%
1970268−17.3%
1980198−26.1%
1990179−9.6%
200030570.4%
20103359.8%
Est. 2016360 [2]7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]

As of the census [8] of 2000, there were 305 people, 138 households, and 81 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,063.4 people per square mile (406.1/km²). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 781.0 per square mile (298.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.48% White, 5.25% African American, 0.98% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races.

There were 138 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,031, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $23,594 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,404. About 10.6% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.1% of those sixty five or over.

References

  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. ^ "Bowers Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ http://www.city-data.com/city/Bowers-Delaware.html
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  6. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.