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Once known as "Nylon Capital of the World" for the DuPont nylon plant just outside the city limits.

Seaford is a city in Sussex County.

The latitude of Seaford is 38.641N. The longitude is -75.611W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,948.


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Median household income
Local
$28,402
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Seaford demographic reports
Seaford is on the Nanticoke River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 54. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Towne & Country Fair - May 19-20, 2007
  • Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival - Aug. 10-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Seaford web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Seaford 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 19973 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Seaford residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Seaford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Seaford was $15,022, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Seaford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Seaford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $293.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $859.


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Libraries in Seaford include Seaford District Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Seaford include WDPB.

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Sussex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Seaford political report.

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The average commute time for Seaford workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Seaford include Best Western Seaford Inn, Holiday Inn Express.

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