Search by ZIP, address, city, or county:

ZIP Code 19973

Primary City:Seaford, DE (View All Cities)
County: Sussex County
Timezone: Eastern (1:58am)
Area code: 302 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:38.6, -75.6
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 19973

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 19973. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 19973. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 19973, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Seaford, DE
Acceptable:
Blades

Stats and Demographics for the 19973 ZIP Code

ZIP code 19973 is located in southwest Delaware and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 19973 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 19973 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 23,838
Population Density 303 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,902
Median Home Value $191,800
Land Area 78.66 sq mi
Water Area 1.91 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,968
Median Household Income $45,600

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male846863785820650691603617736802793791729547433287223170
Female851824766778714705724679819860883831804597500387321409
Total1,6971,6871,5511,5981,3641,3961,3271,2961,5551,6621,6761,6221,5331,144933674544579

Gender

 Male 11,386 48%
 Female 12,452 52%
Gender

Race

 White 16,135 67.7%
 Black Or African American 5,598 23.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 144 0.6%
 Asian 324 1.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 20 0.1%
 Other Race 963 4.0%
 Two Or More Races 654 2.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner845629351,3321,4901,114642228
Renter246606497439348176153116
Total3301,1681,4321,7711,8381,290795344

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,334 48%
 Single Guardian 2,010 22%
 Singles 2,158 24%
 Singles With Roommate 466 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,866 65%
 Households with Kids 3,102 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male166162165185188168172169166160160151166148175175158174138123
Female187155188166169150159162184183149149140145155174170140139127
Total353317353351357318331331350343309300306293330349328314277250

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 19973 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 19973 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 2000s. Looking at 19973 real estate data, the median home value of $191,800 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 19973 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 19973 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 19973 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 23,514 98.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 18 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 264 1.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 42 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,087 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,300 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,581 26%
 Households Vacant 934 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 269 28.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 9 1.0%
 For Sale Only 259 27.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 37 4.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 76 8.1%
 For Migrant Workers 3 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 281 30.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 16 0.6%
 1 Bedroom 386 15.2%
 2 Bedroom 1,230 48.5%
 3+ Bedroom 903 35.6%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $45,600 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 19973 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 19973 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,576 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,118 24%
 No Earnings 6,707 39%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,576 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,118 24%
 No Earnings 6,707 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,797 93%
 Public transportation 116 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 295 3%
 Worked at Home 233 2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,207 17.5%
 High School Graduate 4,187 60.9%
 Associate's degree 371 5.4%
 Bachelor's degree 480 7.0%
 Master's degree 388 5.6%
 Professional school degree 208 3.0%
 Doctorate degree 37 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,169 77%
 Enrolled in Private School 443 11%
 Not Enrolled in School 493 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 19973

ZIP Code 19973 is in the Seaford School District. There are 8 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 19973.

Sussex Orthopedic Program
One Delaware Place
Seaford, DE 19973
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Seaford School District
Blades Elementary School
900 South Arch St
Blades, DE 19973
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Seaford School District
Seaford Central Elementary School
1 Delaware Place
Seaford, DE 19973
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Seaford School District
Seaford Middle School
500 East Stein Hwy
Seaford, DE 19973
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Seaford School District
Frederick Douglass Elementary School
1 Swain Rd
Seaford, DE 19973
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Seaford School District
West Seaford Elementary School
511 Sussex Ave
Seaford, DE 19973
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Seaford School District
Seaford Senior High School
399 North Market St
Seaford, DE 19973
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Seaford School District
Seaford Christian Academy
110 Holly St
Seaford, DE 19973
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

Nearby ZIP Codes