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Millsboro, Delaware
Town
Johnson School
Location of Millsboro in Sussex County, Delaware.
Location of Millsboro in Sussex County, Delaware.
Millsboro is located in Delaware
Millsboro
Millsboro
Location within the state of Delaware
Millsboro is located in the US
Millsboro
Millsboro
Millsboro (the US)
Coordinates: 38°35′29″N 75°17′29″W / 38.59139°N 75.29139°W / 38.59139; -75.29139
MILLSBORO DELAWARE Latitude and Longitude:

38°35′29″N 75°17′29″W / 38.59139°N 75.29139°W / 38.59139; -75.29139
Country   United States
State   Delaware
County Sussex
Area [1]
 • Total 3.95 sq mi (10.23 km2)
 • Land 3.72 sq mi (9.62 km2)
 • Water 0.23 sq mi (0.61 km2)
Elevation 23 ft (7 m)
Population ( 2010)
 • Total 3,877
 • Estimate (2016) [2] 4,293
 • Density 1,155.27/sq mi (446.05/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 ( Eastern (EST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code 19966
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-47940
GNIS feature ID 214319 [3]
Website www.millsboro.org

Millsboro is a town in Sussex County, Delaware. According to Town estimates, the 2018 population is approximately 6,500, and, based on US Census Bureau estimates, Millsboro's annual population growth rate is around 12%. The Town has the highest growth rate of any municipality in inland Sussex County and, according to the University of Delaware, issued the 2nd-highest number of residential building permits of any city in the State of Delaware. The Town is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.

State temperature records

On July 21, 1930, the temperature in Millsboro rose to 110 °F (43 °C), the highest temperature ever recorded in Delaware. On January 17, 1893, the temperature fell to -17 °F (-27 °C) in Millsboro, the coldest temperature experienced in the state. Millsboro is one of only three cities in the United States to record both its state's extreme temperatures, the others being Chester, Massachusetts and Warsaw, Missouri. [4] [5]

History

The Robert Davis Farmhouse, Harmon School, Isaac Harmon Farmhouse, Harmony Church, Ames Hitchens Chicken Farm, Indian Mission Church, Indian Mission School, Indian River Archeological Complex, Johnson School, Perry-Shockley House, Warren's Mill, and Warren T. Wright Farmhouse Site at and near Millsboro are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [6]

Geography

Millsboro is located at 38°35′29″N 75°17′29″W / 38.59139°N 75.29139°W / 38.59139; -75.29139 (38.5915023, -75.2913018). [7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), of which 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (10.82%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850279
1870194
18802003.1%
189032462.0%
190039120.7%
191045115.3%
1920432−4.2%
193047910.9%
1940432−9.8%
19504708.8%
196053614.0%
19701,073100.2%
19801,23314.9%
19901,64333.3%
20002,36043.6%
20103,87764.3%
Est. 20164,293 [2]10.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]

As of the census [9] of 2000, there were 2,360 people, 1,045 households, and 619 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,367.9 people per square mile (526.7/km²). There were 1,153 housing units at an average density of 668.3 per square mile (257.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.64% White, 19.41% African American, 0.76% Native American, 3.31% Asian, 1.61% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.09% of the population.

There were 1,045 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 71.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,379, and the median income for a family was $32,708. Males had a median income of $30,700 versus $22,100 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,157. About 14.7% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 18.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

Huck Betts, a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies (1920–25) and Boston Braves (1932–35)

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. ^ "Millsboro". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ "Record Highest Temperatures By State" (PDF). National Climatic Data Center. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Record Lowest Temperatures By State" (PDF). National Climatic Data Center. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
  6. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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