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Encyclopedia > Harrington, Delaware

Harrington is a city located in Kent County, Delaware. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,174.


Location of Harrington, Delaware

Harrington is located at 38°55'28" North, 75°34'29" West (38.924446, -75.574720)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 km˛ (2.0 mi˛). 5.2 km˛ (2.0 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.48% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,174 people, 1,223 households, and 825 families residing in the city. The population density is 612.7/km˛ (1,587.1/mi˛). There are 1,328 housing units at an average density of 256.4/km˛ (664.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 75.17% White, 21.64% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 2.52% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,223 households out of which 37.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% are married couples living together, 18.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% are non-families. 27.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.13.

In the city the population is spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $30,945, and the median income for a family is $36,815. Males have a median income of $32,064 versus $20,801 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,049. 16.5% of the population and 12.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 26.7% of those under the age of 18 and 13.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=38.924446&longitude=-75.57472&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=38.924446&lon=-75.57472&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-75.57472&lat=38.924446&w=750&h=500)

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Harrington (10250 words)
Upon adoption of a resolution of annexation, a copy thereof signed by the Mayor and certified by the Clerk of Council with municipal seal affixed, together with a plot of the area annexed, shall forthwith be filed for record with the Recorder of Deeds of Kent County.
Avenue to the intersection with Delaware Avenue, thence traveling on the centerline of Delaware Avenue, South/West to the intersection of East Liberty Street, down the centerline of East Liberty Street to the beginning.
The compensation to be by them received for the performance of their duties and/or the hiring of employees to assist them in the performance of their duties, shall be fixed by and subject to the approval of the City Council.
Delaware 14 @ AARoads (871 words)
Delaware 14 from Ocean City, Maryland northward to the city of Milford became apart of a new Delaware 1 in the mid 1970s.
Harrington is probably best known in the state for being home to the Delaware State Fair and slot machines at Harrington Raceway.
Delaware 1 intersects the northern terminus of U.S. 113 in approximately one mile to the north.
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