Population of Cities in Delaware (2019)

0
Over 1 Million
0
100,000 to 1 Million
6
10,000 to 100,000

Because Delaware has one of the lowest populations in the entire United States (it is ranked as the 45th most populous), most of its cities have smaller populations. In fact, the state doesn’t have any cities that have populations that exceed 100,000 residents. The state’s largest city, Wilmington, is approaching 72,000 residents according to data from 2016. The next largest city, Dover, has a little more than half of that, with over 37,000 residents. Dover is also the state capital.

Delaware, as one of the nation’s smallest states by area coming in only behind Rhode Island, only has a total of 57 incorporated areas, which includes cities, towns and villages. The state is divided into three counties. Hartly is the smallest incorporated town, with a population of just 74 people. The town itself is just 0.06 square miles. The state has multiple incorporated areas that have populations of less than 1,000 people. Dover, the second most populated city, is the largest in terms of area, stretching across over 23 square miles.

Delaware has 0 cities with more than a million people, 0 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 6 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Delaware is Wilmington, with a population of 70,998 people.

Wilmington

Delaware's largest city is located at a former Swedish settlement, the first in the U.S.

70,998

Dover

Dover was initially founded as a court town for Kent County.

38,728

Newark

Newark is known for being the home of the University of Delaware.

33,008

Middletown

Tens of thousands of visitors arrive in Middletown each year for the Olde Tyme Peach Festival.

22,478

Smyrna

The original name of Smyrna was Duck Creek Cross Roads.

11,596

Milford

The city of Milford was incorporated in 1807.

11,696

Seaford

Seaford was once voted as one of the best small towns in the United States.

8,237

Georgetown

Georgetown's population grew by 38.3% between the 2000 and 2010 U.S. Census.

7,680

Elsmere

Elsmere is a city with a population of over 6,000 that borders Wilmington.

6,019

New Castle

Historical tours during the month of May are a tradition in New Castle during A Day in Olde New Castle.

5,318

Name 2019 Population
Wilmington70,998
Dover38,728
Newark33,008
Middletown22,478
Milford11,696
Smyrna11,596
Seaford8,237
Georgetown7,680
Elsmere6,019
New Castle5,318
Millsboro4,575
Laurel4,436
Harrington3,637
Camden3,462
Clayton3,277
Lewes3,272
Milton3,068
Townsend2,733
Selbyville2,583
Bridgeville2,455
Ocean View2,217
Delmar1,876
Delaware City1,754
Rehoboth Beach1,590
Wyoming1,564
Blades1,467
Cheswold1,464
Felton1,441
Bethany Beach1,275
Greenwood1,157
Bellefonte1,157
Newport1,032
Frankford1,017
Dagsboro935
Frederica843
Millville644
South Bethany541
Fenwick Island456
Ellendale456
Arden450
Dewey Beach403
Houston402
Odessa369
Bowers369
Ardentown276
Kenton268
Slaughter Beach248
Ardencroft240
Magnolia238
Little Creek237
Bethel207
Woodside199
Leipsic196
Viola177
Henlopen Acres147
Farmington124
Hartly71