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Welcome to Lewes ...

The coastal city of Lewes is located in Sussex County<1>.

The location of Lewes has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lewes has a population of 3,322 people<3> (see below for details).

Lewes was established in 1631.

The community of Lewes is near sea level<4>.

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

Lewes is located in the (302) area code.

The ZIP code for Lewes: 19958<5>

Websites for Lewes ...

Official Website: www.ci.lewes.de.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lewes had an population of 3,322 people. This is an increase of 20.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lewes had a population of 2,747 people. This makes Lewes the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Lewes represents 0.31% of the total population of Delaware (which has 897,934 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,747 people, the population of Lewes decreased 6.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,932 people).

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

Communities Also Named Lewes ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Lewes - it's located in Prince Edward Island.

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

Communities near Lewes ...

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

  • Milford [Sussex County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
    • Milford [Sussex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Lewes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,732 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<7>
  • Georgetown [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Sussex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Lewes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,563 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<7>
  • Millsboro [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millsboro
    • Millsboro [Sussex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Lewes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,533 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millsboro<7>
  • Cape May [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape May
    • Cape May [Cape May County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Lewes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,422 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape May
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Milton [Sussex County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Sussex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Lewes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,012 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<7>
    • Ocean View [Sussex County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean View
      • Ocean View [Sussex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Lewes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean View<7>
    • Rehoboth Beach [Sussex County]
    • Bethany Beach [Sussex County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany Beach
      • Bethany Beach [Sussex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Lewes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethany Beach<7>
    • Frankford [Sussex County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankford
      • Frankford [Sussex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Lewes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 987 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frankford<7>
    • Dagsboro [Sussex County]

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 Lewes. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lewes.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lewes. 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 Lewes.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lewes. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lewes.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lewes ...

Looking for more information about Lewes? 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 Lewes, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lewes.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Delaware

About Sussex County

About Delaware

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lewes: www.ci.lewes.de.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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lewes.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lewes - 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 city (such as Lewes). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lewes 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lewes) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lewes. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lewes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7793, Longitude: -75.1479       In this case, the coordinates for Lewes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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