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Little Creek, Delaware
Town
Location of Little Creek in Kent County, Delaware.
Location of Little Creek in Kent County, Delaware.
Little Creek is located in Delaware
Little Creek
Little Creek
Location within the state of Delaware
Little Creek is located in the US
Little Creek
Little Creek
Little Creek (the US)
Coordinates: 39°10′01″N 75°26′54″W / 39.16694°N 75.44833°W / 39.16694; -75.44833
LITTLE CREEK DELAWARE Latitude and Longitude:

39°10′01″N 75°26′54″W / 39.16694°N 75.44833°W / 39.16694; -75.44833
Country  United States
State  Delaware
County Kent
Area [1]
 • Total0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Land0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation7 ft (2 m)
Population ( 2010)
 • Total224
 • Estimate (2016) [2]234
 • Density1,683.45/sq mi (650.93/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 ( Eastern (EST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code19961
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code10-42870
GNIS feature ID214231 [3]

Little Creek is a town in Kent County, Delaware, United States. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 224 at the 2010 census. [4]

History

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. [5]

Geography

Little Creek is located at 39°10′01″N 75°26′54″W / 39.16694°N 75.44833°W / 39.16694; -75.44833 (39.1670570, -75.4482541). [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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890285
1900259−9.1%
191028510.0%
1920156−45.3%
193022342.9%
19402428.5%
19502669.9%
196030615.0%
1970215−29.7%
19802307.0%
1990167−27.4%
200019516.8%
201022414.9%
Est. 2016234 [2]4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]

As of the census [8] 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.

Infrastructure

Transportation

Delaware Route 9, a scenic route running near the Delaware Bay, passes north-south through Little Creek on Main Street and heads south toward an interchange with Delaware Route 1 near Dover Air Force Base and north toward Leipsic. Delaware Route 8 (North Little Creek Road) and South Little Creek Road intersect DE 9 on either end of Little Creek and head west toward Dover. [9]

Utilities

The City of Dover Electric Department provides electricity to Little Creek. Chesapeake Utilities provides natural gas to the town. [10]

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. ^ "Little Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2013-07-09.
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  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. ^ "Delmarva Service Territory". Chesapeake Utilities. Retrieved August 14, 2017.