- Bridgeville, Delaware
official_name = Bridgeville, Delaware
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map_caption = Location of Bridgeville, Delaware
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subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Sussex
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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Bridgeville is a town in Sussex County,
Delaware, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 1,578.cite web | date = June 21 2006| url = http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2005-04-10.csv | title = Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Delaware | format = CSV | work = 2005 Population Estimates | publisher = U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division | accessmonthday = November 22 | accessyear = 2006] It is part of the Seaford, DelawareMicropolitan Statistical Area.
Bridgeville is located at coor dms|38|44|33|N|75|36|6|W|city (38.742375, -75.601551)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,436 people, 570 households, and 381 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 1,768.6 people per square mile (684.5/km²). There were 636 housing units at an average density of 783.3/sq mi (303.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 55.85% White, 31.55% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 8.91% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.64% of the population.
There were 570 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $26,579, and the median income for a family was $30,083. Males had a median income of $25,536 versus $20,298 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $14,965. About 24.9% of families and 27.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.5% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.
Bridgeville is home to the
Apple Scrapple Festivaland the 2007 World Championship Punkin Chunkin .
Notable Bridgeville people
William F. Allen-Former Congressman for Delaware.(The family moved to Seaford, Delawarewhen he was six)
William Cannon-A governor of Delaware during the Civil War.
Peter F. Causey-Governor of Delaware from 1855- 1869.
Edward Willis Redfield-Impressionist painter.
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