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Lewes is a city in Sussex County, in the Seaford metro area.
The community was named after the county seat of Sussex, England.
The latitude of Lewes is 38.774N. The longitude is -75.139W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,006.
The community later developed as a commercial fishing port.
The British bombarded the city during the War of 1812. During World War II, towers were built along the beach to watch for German invaders.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lewes demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sussex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19958 ZIP code.
16% of Lewes residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lewes ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lewes was $32,685, compared with $21,587 nationally.
43% of Lewes residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Lewes include Lewes Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Lewes, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $526. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,241.
Libraries in Lewes include Lewes Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lewes include Cape Gazette
Sussex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lewes political report.
The average commute time for Lewes workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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