Seaford, DE Overview

Home of the DuPont Company’s first nylon plant, Seaford is also known for the exceptional quality of hunting and fishing opportunities.  Situated on the Nanticoke River, Seaford received a ranking of 28 in “The Best 100 Small Towns in America.”  With nearly 5,700 residents, this relatively small town is home to thriving businesses like Allen’s Hatchery and the DuPont plant as well as important historic sites, verdant parks, and a charming downtown district with a four-star restaurant.  Rich in heritage and natural beauty, Seaford is a proud and vital community that intermingles the dynamic energy of newcomers with deeply rooted, long-established families.  Nanticoke River provides tributaries and freshwater ponds for recreation spaces, boat ramps, fishing piers, and a riverwalk.  Other recreational facilities include tennis courts, swimming pools, athletic fields, a golf course, and a nearby skating rink.  Although Seaford offers a collection of elegant Victorians as well as new construction, the nearby community of Laurel claims more buildings on the National Register of Historic Places than any solitary Delaware town.


Population Growth (since 2000) 4%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,314.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.469
Households w/ Children 28%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 35%
Median Year in Residency 3.38

Housing Inventory

Seaford, DE Housing Inventory 1,398 304 1,273 1,398 304

Market Overview

98 listings with an estimated median price of $272,450

Price Count
$0 - 100K 1
$100K - 200K 21
$200K - 300K 37
$300K - 400K 4
$400K - 500K 5
$500K - 600K 6
$600K - 700K 5
$700K - 800K 5
$800K - 900K 2
$900K - 1M 2
$1M - Max 10
Property Type Count
Single Family 55
Condo 2
Commercial 21
Rental 5
Lots and Land 17
Farms 3

(Data as of 12/1/2020)

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.

Seaford, DE Population Demographics

Total: 6,902


Median Age: 38.13

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.

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Seaford, DE Temperature

Weather Risk

Seaford, 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

Seaford, DE Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Seaford, DE Highest Education Level Attained 665 1,780 150 273 446 356 909 665 1,780 150 273 446

Employment and Finance


Seaford, DE Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $42,725)

Seaford, DE Income by dollar range 290 203 155 142 87 158 260 73 162 201 249 388 114 69 56 34 15 12

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.

Seaford, DE Crime

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