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Blades, Delaware

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Blades, Delaware
Location of Blades in Sussex County, Delaware.
Location of Blades in Sussex County, Delaware.
Blades is located in Delaware
Location within the state of Delaware
Blades is located in the United States
Blades (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°38′08″N 75°36′36″W / 38.63556°N 75.61000°W / 38.63556; -75.61000
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
 • Total0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
 • Land0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
10 ft (3 m)
 • Total1,241
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,615.11/sq mi (1,010.54/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)302
FIPS code10-06730
GNIS feature ID213680[3]

Blades is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 1,241, a 29.8% increase over the previous decade.[4] It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Blades is located at 38°38′08″N 75°36′36″W / 38.63556°N 75.61000°W / 38.63556; -75.61000 (38.6356701, -75.6099270).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,454[2]17.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

At the 2000 census there were 956 people, 353 households, and 236 families living in the town. The population density was 2,201.4 people per square mile (858.4/km2). There were 393 housing units at an average density of 905.0 per square mile (352.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 69.77% White, 21.76% African American, 0.52% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 3.97% from other races, and 2.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.59%.[7]

There were 353 households, 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 23.8% of households were made up of individuals, and 6.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.70 people and the average family size was 3.23 people.

The age distribution was 29.2% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% 65 or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.0 males.

The median household income was $28,864 and the median family income was $33,194. Males had a median income of $25,139 versus $21,339 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,495. About 15.9% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.1% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Blades". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ "The Delaware Census State Data Center". Archived from the original on 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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