Lewes, Delaware Population 2022

3,505
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Lewes is a city located in Sussex County Delaware. Lewes has a 2020 population of 3,505. Lewes is currently growing at a rate of 1.77% annually and its population has increased by 22.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,858 in 2010.

The average household income in Lewes is $118,644 with a poverty rate of 5.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,099 per month, and the median house value is $612,700. The median age in Lewes is 66 years, 66.3 years for males, and 65.6 years for females.

Lewes Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Leweswas:

  • White: 94.43%
  • Two or more races: 3.98%
  • Black or African American: 1.04%
  • Other race: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lewes, Delaware is 3,505 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,505.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,858.

Lewes, Delaware Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,08494.43%
Black or African American341.04%
Some Other Race180.55%
Two or More Races1303.98%
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Lewes Population by Race

Lewes Population Pyramid 2022

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Lewes Median Age

66.4


Total

66.5


Male

66.3


Female

Lewes Adults

There are 3,042 adults, (1,761 of whom are seniors) in Lewes.

Lewes Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

137.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lewes Sex Ratio

Female

1,779

54.47%

Male

1,487

45.53%

Lewes Population by Age

Lewes Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lewes Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married96.6%3.4%
All85.9%14.1%
Non Family72.8%27.2%
Female50%50%

85.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lewes Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5861.9585.9
Married9222.2596.6
Male222.09100
Female802.2850
Non Family5621.472.8

2.25

Average Family Size

1.95

Average Household Size

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Lewes Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1234.10%
9th to 12th Grade1123.73%
High School Graduate41313.77%
Some College46115.37%
Associates Degree32110.70%
Bachelors Degree58719.57%
Graduate Degree98332.77%
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Lewes Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lewes Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race181818
2+ Races262623
White2,8872,6761,519
Hispanic595925
Black3173

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Lewes Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,661$45,250$50,685
Less Than 9th Grade$47,316$47,316$
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$43,036$46,573$
Bachelors Degree$73,452$85,435$
Graduate Degree$$$67,690

$45,661

Average Earnings

$45,250

Average Male

$50,685

Average Female

Lewes Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lewes Language by Age

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Lewes Language

96.27% of Lewes residents speak only English, while 3.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.08% of the population.

Lewes Language

Lewes Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1313100.00%
White2,8941465.04%
OtherNaN%

5.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.96%

Male Poverty Rate

6.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lewes

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lewes is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lewes is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.61%.

Lewes Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade5.52%
High School5.01%
Some College12.19%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Lewes Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed3.26%
Female Unemployed100.00%

Lewes Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lewes Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,609$132,353
Families$109,357$159,920
Married Families$115,143-
Non Families$63,632$81,983
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Income by Household Type

Lewes Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lewes Married by Age and Sex

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Lewes Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lewes Marital Status by Race

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Lewes Marital Status

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456

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War9
First Gulf War14
Vietnam318
Korea28
World War II9

Lewes Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5414
55 to 6415
65 to 7490
75+337

Lewes Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White45215.25%
Black411.76%

Lewes Veterans by Race

Lewes Veterans by Education

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8.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lewes Veterans by Education

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39.2%

Labor Force Participation

38.9%

Employment Rate

0.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lewes Employment by Age

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Lewes Employment by Race

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Lewes Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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29.36%

Born in Lewes

96.97%

Native Born

3.03%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

2.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.97% of Lewes residents were born in the United States, with 29.36% having been born in Delaware. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Lewes Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19502,9040.00%
19603,0251210.41%
19702,563-462-1.64%
20002,9323690.45%
20102,858-74-0.26%
20112,893351.22%
20122,927341.18%
20132,968411.40%
20143,020521.75%
20153,077571.89%
20163,137601.95%
20173,201642.04%
20183,261601.87%
20193,322611.87%
20203,383611.84%
20213,444611.80%
20223,505611.77%

Lewes Population by Year