Population of Cities in Delaware (2017)

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 71,442 people.

Wilmington

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

71,442

Dover

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

37,786

Newark

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

33,398

Middletown

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

20,876

Smyrna

The original name of Smyrna was Duck Creek Cross Roads.

11,371

Milford

The city of Milford was incorporated in 1807.

10,979

Seaford

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

7,736

Georgetown

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

7,206

New Castle

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

5,357

Name 2017 Population
Wilmington71,442
Dover37,786
Newark33,398
Middletown20,876
Smyrna11,371
Milford10,979
Seaford7,736
Georgetown7,206
New Castle5,357
Millsboro4,293
Laurel4,160
Harrington3,679
Clayton3,157
Lewes3,074
Milton2,879
Selbyville2,421
Townsend2,313
Bridgeville2,302
Ocean View2,076
Delmar1,765
Delaware City1,742
Rehoboth Beach1,488
Cheswold1,425
Felton1,408
Bethany Beach1,194
Greenwood1,085
Frankford951
Dagsboro878
Frederica828
Millville602
Fenwick Island426
Ellendale423
Houston393
Dewey Beach379
Odessa372
Kenton265
Magnolia235
Little Creek234
Woodside196
Bethel192
Viola171
Hartly71