Frankford, Delaware

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Frankford is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. The population was 714 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Seaford, Delaware Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Located on U.S. Route 113, Frankford, was founded in 1808 and incorporated in 1937. The town was named Frankford Village in 1848 upon the acquisition of a post office. The establishment of the Pennsylvania Railroad brought a hotel, commercial establishments and an opera house to make Frankford a thriving commercial and cultural center. Today, the town is a mere shadow of that golden era with just a handful of thriving businesses.


Frankford is located at 38°31′3″N 75°14′9″W / 38.5175°N 75.23583°W / 38.5175; -75.23583 (38.517535, -75.235860)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 714 people, 227 households, and 172 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,012.7 people per square mile (388.3/km²). There were 258 housing units at an average density of 365.9/sq mi (140.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 45.24% White, 35.01% African American, 2.94% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 10.92% from other races, and 5.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.73% of the population.

There were 227 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.62.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,333, and the median income for a family was $35,729. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $20,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,711. About 9.5% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

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