Millsboro, Delaware

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Millsboro is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. The population was 2,360 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Seaford, Delaware Micropolitan Statistical Area.


State and U.S. Records

On July 21, 1930, the temperature in Millsboro rose to 110°F (43°C), the highest temperature ever recorded in Delaware. However, on January 17, 1893, the temperature fell to -17°F (-27°C), the coldest temperature ever seen in Delaware. Thus, it is only one of two cities in the United States to record both its state's extreme temperatures. The other city is Warsaw, Missouri.


Millsboro is located at 38°35′21″N 75°17′33″W / 38.58917°N 75.2925°W / 38.58917; -75.2925 (38.589170, -75.292415)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (10.82%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,360 people, 1,045 households, and 619 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,367.9 people per square mile (526.7/km²). There were 1,153 housing units at an average density of 668.3/sq mi (257.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.64% White, 19.41% African American, 0.76% Native American, 3.31% Asian, 1.61% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.09% of the population.

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