Harrington, DE Overview

The small farming community nestled in southwestern Kent County is home to only 2,350 residents, yet Harrington accommodates thousands of visitors from across the state when it hosts the annual Delaware State Fair.  Historically significant as one of Delaware’s original railroad towns, the fair brings the sleepy town to life with livestock and farm equipment displays, amusement rides, wonderful food booths, and live entertainment.  During the remainder of the year, the Delaware State Fairgrounds pulsates with live harness racing in the spring and fall, year-round simulcast racing, and a slots casino.  Even the local museums reflect the local blend of railroad history and agriculture, from local artifacts and an old caboose to the Messick Agricultural Museum with the first John Deer tractor and other antiques.  Home choices in the heart of town and the Harrington area range from farm houses and modest bungalows to country estates and beautiful residential developments in a tranquil, rural setting.


Population Growth (since 2000) 18%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,086.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.543
Households w/ Children 33%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 33%
Median Year in Residency 3.45

Housing Inventory

Harrington, DE Housing Inventory 779 114 583 779 114 583

Market Overview

40 listings with an estimated median price of $299,400

Price Count
$100K - 200K 9
$200K - 300K 11
$300K - 400K 9
$400K - 500K 1
$500K - 600K 1
$600K - 700K 2
$700K - 800K 1
$800K - 900K 1
$900K - 1M 1
$1M - Max 4
Property Type Count
Single Family 25
Commercial 7
Rental 2
Lots and Land 6
Farms 2

(Data as of 10/25/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Harrington, DE Population Demographics

Total: 3,463


Median Age: 36.36

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Harrington, DE Temperature

Weather Risk

Harrington, DE Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Harrington, DE Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Harrington, DE Highest Education Level Attained 871 184 66 107 230 223 563 871 184 66 107 230

Employment and Finance


Harrington, DE Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $42,479)

Harrington, DE Income by dollar range 111 62 51 120 94 110 103 60 49 129 141 178 73 34 29 9 4 4

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Harrington, DE Crime

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