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Farmington, Delaware
Location of Farmington in Kent County, Delaware.
Location of Farmington in Kent County, Delaware.
Farmington is located in Delaware
Location within the state of Delaware
Farmington is located in the US
Farmington (the US)
Coordinates: 38°52′09″N 75°34′43″W / 38.86917°N 75.57861°W / 38.86917; -75.57861
FARMINGTON DELAWARE Latitude and Longitude:

38°52′09″N 75°34′43″W / 38.86917°N 75.57861°W / 38.86917; -75.57861
Country  United States
State  Delaware
County Kent
 • Total0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Land0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
62 ft (19 m)
( 2010)
 • Total110
 • Estimate 
(2016) [3]
 • Density1,456.79/sq mi (559.18/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 ( Eastern (EST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code10-25840
GNIS feature ID213949 [2]

Farmington is a town in Kent County, Delaware, United States. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 110 at the 2010 census. [4]


Farmington was originally settled as Flatiron in 1855 when the railroad built a station at a crossroads at this location. A post office was established in 1858. The town was the location of the Farmington Academy from 1868 to 1878. Farmington had 300 people in the 1880s and was home to canning and fruit-evaporating plants. [5] The Tharp House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. [6]


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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016118 [3]7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]

As of the census [8] of 2000, there were 75 people, 31 households, and 20 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,075.6 people per square mile (413.7/km²). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 501.9 per square mile (193.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.00% White.

There were 31 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 120.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 130.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,458, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $17,917 versus $21,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,423. There were no families and 7.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Notable people

  • Lyman Pierson Powell - born 1866, (alternate spelling is Pearson), Episcopalian priest, Hobart college president, historian and author.
  • William Tharp - 36th Governor of Delaware.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "Farmington". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2013-04-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title ( link)
  5. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). The ocean highway: New Brunswick, New Jersey to Jacksonville, Florida. American Guide Series. New York: Modern Age Books. Retrieved 2009-04-10.
  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". 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.