Population of Cities in Delaware (2018)

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 71,146 people.

Wilmington

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

71,146

Dover

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

38,414

Newark

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

33,138

Middletown

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

21,944

Seaford

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

8,070

Georgetown

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

7,522

Elsmere

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

6,048

New Castle

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

5,331

Name 2018 Population
Wilmington71,146
Dover38,414
Newark33,138
Middletown21,944
Smyrna 11,521
Milford 11,457
Seaford8,070
Georgetown7,522
Elsmere6,048
New Castle5,331
Millsboro4,481
Laurel4,344
Harrington3,651
Camden3,471
Clayton 3,237
Lewes3,206
Milton3,005
Townsend2,593
Selbyville2,529
Bridgeville2,404
Ocean View2,170
Delmar1,839
Delaware City1,750
Rehoboth Beach1,556
Wyoming1,538
Cheswold1,451
Blades1,438
Felton1,430
Bethany Beach1,248
Bellefonte1,164
Greenwood1,133
Newport1,038
Frankford995
Dagsboro916
Frederica838
Millville630
South Bethany530
Arden450
Fenwick Island446
Ellendale445
Houston399
Dewey Beach395
Odessa370
Bowers366
Ardentown275
Kenton267
Slaughter Beach243
Ardencroft239
Magnolia237
Little Creek236
Bethel202
Woodside198
Leipsic196
Viola175
Henlopen Acres144
Farmington122
Hartly71