Delmar is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States, on the Maryland border along the Transpeninsular Line. Its motto is "The Little Town Too Big for One State." The population was 1,597 at the 2010 census, an increase of 13.5% over the previous decade. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area and a suburb of Salisbury, MD. When added with "twin city" Delmar, Maryland, the total population of the town was 4,600 at the 2010 Census.
|Nickname(s): The Little Town Too Big for One State|
Location in Sussex County and the state of Delaware.
Delmar is located at (38.4589, -75.5716).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,407 people, 542 households, and 344 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 1,498.9 people per square mile (577.9/km²). There were 595 housing units at an average density of 633.9 per square mile (244.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.77% White, 20.82% African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.71% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.
There were 542 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 78.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $26,818, and the median income for a family was $35,521. Males had a median income of $26,251 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,060. About 9.1% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those age 65 or over.