Lewes, Delaware Population 2024

3,750

Lewes is a city located in Sussex County Delaware. Lewes has a 2024 population of 3,750. Lewes is currently growing at a rate of 2.99% annually and its population has increased by 13.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,316 in 2020.

The average household income in Lewes is $136,766 with a poverty rate of 5.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lewes is 66.5 years, 66.6 years for males, and 66.5 years for females.

Lewes Demographics

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

  • White: 95.99%
  • Two or more races: 1.89%
  • Black or African American: 1.14%
  • Other race: 0.99%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
894.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
13.09% (434)
The current population of Lewes, Delaware is 3,750 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,316.

Lewes, Delaware Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,20595.99%
Two or more races631.89%
Black or African American381.14%
Other race330.99%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lewes Population by Race

Lewes Population Pyramid 2024

Lewes Median Age

66.5

Total

66.6

Male

66.5

Female

Lewes Adults

There are 3,141 adults, (1,886 of whom are seniors) in Lewes.

Lewes Age Dependency

166.1

Age Dependency Ratio

150.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lewes Sex Ratio

Female1,65349.51%
Male1,68650.49%

Lewes Population by Age

Lewes Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5911.9985.214.8
Married1,0432.2197.12.9
Non Family4541.464.335.7
Female632.3550.849.2
Male312.3561.338.7

2.22

Average Family Size

1.99

Average Household Size

85.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lewes Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade652.1%
Associates Degree2738.84%
Bachelors Degree79525.74%
Graduate Degree1,15337.34%
High School Graduate39812.89%
Less Than 9th Grade1284.15%
Some College2768.94%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lewes Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lewes Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,9592,7921,884
Hispanic585854
2+ Races524917
Black34114
Other Race333333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Lewes Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$59,900$96,039$30,481
Graduate Degree$0$0$42,386
High School Graduate$30,962$30,433$0
Less Than 9th Grade$51,343$51,343$0
Overall$43,068$51,097$35,923
Some College$50,284$55,313$36,532

$43,068

Average Earnings

$51,097

Average Male

$35,923

Average Female

Lewes Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lewes Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lewes Language

95.27% of Lewes residents speak only English, while 4.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.02% of the population.

Lewes Language

Lewes Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,0461484.86%
Multiple562035.71%
Black1616100%

5.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.65%

Male Poverty Rate

6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lewes

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lewes is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lewes is White, with 4.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.03%.

Lewes Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School20.86%
Some College8.91%
Less Than 9th Grade7.74%
Bachelors or Greater1.57%

Lewes Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed1.95%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed4.42%

Lewes Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lewes Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$112,969$158,971
Households$87,458$136,766
Married Families$123,375$-999,999,999
Non Families$60,313$81,005

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lewes Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

66.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.1%

Male Marriage Rate

65.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Lewes Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Lewes Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lewes Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

463

Number of Veterans

444

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam289
Korea35
First Gulf War27
World War II11
Second Gulf War9

Lewes Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+315
65 to 7489
55 to 6447
35 to 5412
18 to 340

Lewes Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White45915.21%
Black410.53%

Lewes Veterans by Race

Lewes Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lewes Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

38.1%

Labor Force Participation

37.7%

Employment Rate

1%

Unemployment Rate

Lewes Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lewes Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lewes 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

27.43%

Born in Lewes

97.72%

Native Born

2.28%

Foreign Born

0.39%

Non Citizen

1.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.72% of Lewes residents were born in the United States, with 27.43% having been born in Delaware. 0.39% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,2921082.58%
20284,1841092.67%
20274,0751082.72%
20263,9671092.83%
20253,8581082.88%
20243,7501092.99%
20233,6411083.06%
20223,5331043.03%
20213,4291133.41%
20203,316-17-0.51%
20193,333672.05%
20183,266621.94%
20173,204642.04%
20163,140611.98%
20153,079591.95%
20143,020521.75%
20132,968411.4%
20122,927341.18%
20112,893351.22%
20102,858-74-2.52%
20002,93236914.4%
19702,563-462-15.27%
19603,0251214.17%
19502,90400%

Lewes Population by Year