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Welcome to Delmar ...

The town of Delmar is located in Sussex County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Delmar has a population of 1,832 people<2> (see below for details).

Delmar was founded in 1859 and was incorporated in 1899.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Delmar: The name Delmar is a portmanteau<3> and it reflects the fact that the city straddles the border of Delaware and Maryland.

The community of Delmar is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Delmar lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Delmar is within the boundaries of the (302) area code.

The ZIP code for Delmar: 19940<5>

Websites for Delmar ...

Official Website: www.townofdelmar.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Delmar had an population of 1,832 people. This is an increase of 14.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Delmar had a population of 1,597 people. This makes Delmar the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Delmar represents 0.18% of the population of Delaware (which has 897,934 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,597 people, the population of Delmar increased 13.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,407 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Delmar.

Communities Also Named Delmar ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Delmar - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia (2), Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri (2), New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Delmar.

Communities near Delmar ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Delmar.

  • Salisbury [Wicomico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
    • Salisbury [Wicomico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Delmar
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,017 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury<8>
  • Seaford [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaford
    • Seaford [Sussex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Delmar
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,246 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaford<8>
  • Georgetown [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Sussex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Delmar
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,797 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<8>
  • Fruitland [Wicomico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitland
    • Fruitland [Wicomico County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Delmar
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,326 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fruitland<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Millsboro [Sussex County]
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      • Millsboro [Sussex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Delmar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,665 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millsboro<8>
    • Laurel [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Sussex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Delmar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,511 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<8>
    • Princess Anne [Somerset County]
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      • Princess Anne [Somerset County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Delmar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,492 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princess Anne have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princess Anne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princess Anne<8>
    • Federalsburg [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federalsburg
      • Federalsburg [Caroline County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Delmar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Federalsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federalsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federalsburg<8>
    • Selbyville [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selbyville
      • Selbyville [Sussex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Delmar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selbyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selbyville<8>
    • Bridgeville [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeville
      • Bridgeville [Sussex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Delmar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeville<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Delmar. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Delmar.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Delmar. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Delmar.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Delmar. See our Newspapers Page for Delmar.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Delmar ...

Looking for more information about Delmar? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Delmar, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Delmar.

Adding Delmar to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Delmar in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Delmar was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Delmar on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Delaware (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Delmar on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Delmar

Communities in Delaware

About Sussex County

About Delaware

The official website for Delmar: www.townofdelmar.us/

The official website for Sussex County: www.sussexcounty.net/

The official website for State of Delaware: https://delaware.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Delaware's counties, including Sussex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Delmar.
<3>A portmanteau (such as Delmar) is the combination or contraction of two (or more) words, their sound and the meaning of those words to create a new word. For example, smoke and fog becomes smog.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Delmar - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Delmar). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Delmar or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Delmar) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Delmar. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DelmarOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Delmar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4579, Longitude: -75.5742    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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