Millsboro, DE Overview

Located along U.S. 113 and the meandering Indian River, Millsboro claims approximately 1,825 residents.  The community is also the modern home of the remaining members of the region’s first inhabitants, the Nanticoke Indians.  Almost completely surrounded by water, this scenic town enjoys the natural beauty of Millsboro Pond, Ingrams Pond, and Betts Pond.  Cupola Park provides a wonderful recreation center with trails that offer vistas of the Indian River.  Among the companies and businesses that contribute to Millsboro’s flourishing economy are Conectiv, First Bank Center, Townsends, and Vlasic Foods.  Newcomers will find a variety of home choices, from beautiful historic properties to newer construction in welcoming neighborhoods.  The Millsboro area also embraces the community of Long Neck, distinguished as one of the county’s fastest growing residential havens, particularly among retirees who move to Sussex County.


Population Growth (since 2000) 102%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,396.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.324
Households w/ Children 27%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 30%
Median Year in Residency 3.06

Housing Inventory

Millsboro, DE Housing Inventory 1,437 353 720 1,437 353

Market Overview

251 listings with an estimated median price of $335,900

Price Count
$100K - 200K 32
$200K - 300K 70
$300K - 400K 65
$400K - 500K 33
$500K - 600K 21
$600K - 700K 6
$700K - 800K 3
$800K - 900K 5
$900K - 1M 2
$1M - Max 14
Property Type Count
Single Family 159
Townhouse 33
Condo 13
Commercial 12
Rental 14
Lots and Land 32
Multi Family 1
Farms 1

(Data as of 10/22/2020)

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.

Millsboro, DE Population Demographics

Total: 5,186


Median Age: 39.35

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)

Millsboro, DE Temperature

Weather Risk

Millsboro, 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

Millsboro, DE Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Millsboro, DE Highest Education Level Attained 1,328 336 251 249 488 379 536 1,328 336 251 249 488

Employment and Finance


Millsboro, DE Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $47,532)

Millsboro, DE Income by dollar range 191 125 101 166 99 121 139 105 61 148 278 283 179 59 78 14 5 5

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.

Millsboro, DE Crime

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