Blades, Delaware Population 2024

1,333

Blades is a city located in Sussex County and Dorchester County Delaware. Blades has a 2024 population of 1,333. Blades is currently growing at a rate of 2.93% annually and its population has increased by 13.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,179 in 2020.

The average household income in Blades is $65,693 with a poverty rate of 12.92%. The median age in Blades is 43.7 years: 43.5 years for males, and 44.1 years for females.

Blades Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Blades was:

  • White: 75.42%
  • Black or African American: 13.96%
  • Two or more races: 6.04%
  • Other race: 2.29%
  • Native American: 1.15%
  • Asian: 1.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,409.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
13.06% (154)
The current population of Blades, Delaware is 1,333 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,179.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White72475.42%
Black or African American13413.96%
Two or more races586.04%
Other race222.29%
Native American111.15%
Asian111.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Blades Population by Race

Blades Population Pyramid 2024

Blades Median Age

43.7

Total

43.5

Male

44.1

Female

Blades Adults

There are 805 adults, (194 of whom are seniors) in Blades.

Blades Age Dependency

57.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Blades Sex Ratio

Female51053.13%
Male45046.88%

Blades Population by Age

Blades Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3642.6484.115.9
Married1833.2894.55.5
Non Family871.1775.924.1
Female602.9863.336.7
Male342.3285.314.7

2.99

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

84.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Blades Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade598.35%
Associates Degree659.19%
Bachelors Degree263.68%
Graduate Degree233.25%
High School Graduate37052.33%
Less Than 9th Grade304.24%
Some College13418.95%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Blades Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blades Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White54547739
Black97864
Hispanic53470
Other Race20150
Asian1170
Native American666
2+ Races540

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Blades Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$48,542$0$42,083
High School Graduate$37,569$38,906$30,865
Less Than 9th Grade$36,000$36,250$0
Overall$37,882$38,672$31,992
Some College$40,521$29,904$41,667

$37,882

Average Earnings

$38,672

Average Male

$31,992

Average Female

Blades Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blades Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Blades Language

84.46% of Blades residents speak only English, while 15.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.61% of the population.

Blades Language

Blades Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Multiple585391.38%
White677507.39%
Black1341611.94%
Hispanic8356.02%

12.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.78%

Male Poverty Rate

13.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blades

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blades is Multiple, with 91.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blades is Hispanic, with 6.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.33%.

Blades Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School12.16%
Less Than 9th Grade7.87%
Some College4.02%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Blades Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed50%
Male Employed6.14%
Female Employed6.14%

Blades Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blades Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$70,265$72,849
Households$61,625$65,693
Married Families$71,157$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,014$40,023

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Blades Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Blades Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Blades Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Blades Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Blades Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

42

Number of Veterans

39

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam16
Korea12
First Gulf War5
Second Gulf War0
World War II0

Blades Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7417
75+17
55 to 645
35 to 543
18 to 340

Blades Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White396.07%
Black33.09%
Hispanic35.66%

Blades Veterans by Race

Blades Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.1%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blades Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Blades Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Blades Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Blades Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

37.5%

Born in Blades

88.13%

Native Born

11.88%

Foreign Born

4.79%

Non Citizen

7.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.13% of Blades residents were born in the United States, with 37.5% having been born in Delaware. 4.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Blades Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,527392.62%
20281,488392.69%
20271,449382.69%
20261,411392.84%
20251,372392.93%
20241,333382.93%
20231,295342.7%
20221,261413.36%
20211,220413.48%
20201,179-281-19.25%
20191,460302.1%
20181,430312.22%
20171,399302.19%
20161,369272.01%
20151,342261.98%
20141,316231.78%
20131,293191.49%
20121,274151.19%
20111,259151.21%
20101,24400%

Blades Population by Year