Bridgeville, Delaware

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Bridgeville is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 1,578.[1] It is part of the Seaford, Delaware Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Bridgeville is located at 38°44′33″N 75°36′6″W / 38.7425°N 75.60167°W / 38.7425; -75.60167 (38.742375, -75.601551)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,436 people, 570 households, and 381 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,768.6 people per square mile (684.5/km²). There were 636 housing units at an average density of 783.3/sq mi (303.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 55.85% White, 31.55% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 8.91% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.64% of the population.

There were 570 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,579, and the median income for a family was $30,083. Males had a median income of $25,536 versus $20,298 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,965. About 24.9% of families and 27.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.5% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.

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