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Encyclopedia > Lewes, Delaware
Seal of the City of Lewes
Seal of the City of Lewes

There are other places called Lewes Seal of the City of Lewes, Delaware This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Seal of the City of Lewes, Delaware This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Lewes is the name of several towns and cities. ...


Lewes (pronounced 'LOO-is') is an incorporated city located in Sussex County, Delaware. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,932. City lights from space. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


The first European settlement in Delaware, a trading post founded by Dutch settlers in 1631, was named Zwaanendael (or Swaanendael, meaning "swans in the dale") and was located on the site of present-day Lewes. State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ...


Lewes, together with the towns of Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany, and Fenwick Island, comprises Delaware's beach resort area and is Sussex County's most densely-populated and fastest-growing area. Rehoboth Beach is a city located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Dewey Beach is an incorporated town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Seal of the Town of Bethany Beach Bethany Beach is an incorporated town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... South Bethany is an incorporated town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Fenwick Island is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ...

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Geography

Location of Lewes, Delaware

Lewes is located at 38°46'33" North, 75°8'32" West (38.775939, -75.142101)1. Image File history File links DEMap-doton-Lewes. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.1 km² (4.3 mi²). 9.5 km² (3.7 mi²) of it is land and 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 14.69% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,932 people, 1,338 households, and 797 families residing in the city. The population density is 309.3/km² (801.5/mi²). There are 2,368 housing units at an average density of 249.8/km² (647.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 87.31% White, 9.89% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.02% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 1.67% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 1,338 households out of which 15.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% are married couples living together, 8.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% are non-families. 35.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.99 and the average family size is 2.53. Marriage may be a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 13.6% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 18.0% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 33.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 55 years. For every 100 females there are 78.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 76.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $48,707, and the median income for a family is $59,605. Males have a median income of $35,500 versus $35,227 for females. The per capita income for the city is $32,685. 6.3% of the population and 3.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.5% of those under the age of 18 and 5.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Features

Lewes is the southern terminus of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, whence tourists arrive in the summer, to visit historic Lewes, to reach the outlet malls, or to continue on a southward journey. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry runs from Cape May, New Jersey across the Delaware Bay to Lewes, Delaware. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... Summer is a season, defined by convention in meteorology as the whole months of June, July and August in the Northern hemisphere and the whole months of December, January and February in the Southern hemisphere. ... The Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall An outlet mall (or outlet centre) is a type of shopping mall, in which manufacturers sell their products directly to the public through their own branded stores. ...


Lewes is adjacent to Cape Henlopen State Park and is also very close to the outlet malls of Rehoboth Beach. Presently, it serves as a vacation and resort spot popular with residents of northern Delaware, particularly New Castle County. Even though the city technically sits on the lower reach of the Delaware Bay, it is nonetheless considered an ocean resort, particularly as the ocean is only as far away as Cape Henlopen. Cape Henlopen is the southern cape of the Delaware Bay along the United States. ... Rehoboth Beach is a city located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Delaware Bay Delaware Bay is a large esturarial inlet of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Delaware River along the coast of the United States. ... Cape Henlopen from space, October 1994 Cape Henlopen is the southern cape of the Delaware Bay along the Atlantic coast of the United States. ...


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Lewes, Delaware (256 words)
ewes, Delaware was first settled by the Dutch in 1631 and offers a wealth of historic, nautical and recreational activities that reflect on its location at the intersection of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean.
Bay and ocean beaches in and near Lewes, Delaware provide swimming, fishing, boating and a host of other watersports.
And the Cape May-Lewes Ferry is an unforgettable way to cross the bay from Lewes to New Jersey.
Lewes, Delaware - definition of Lewes, Delaware in Encyclopedia (565 words)
Lewes, together with the towns of Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany, and Fenwick Island, comprises Delaware's beach resort area and is Sussex County's most densely-populated and fastest-growing area.
Lewes is the southern terminus of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, whence tourists arrive in the summer, to visit historic Lewes, to reach the outlet malls, or to continue on a southward journey.
Lewes is adjacent to Cape Henlopen State Park and is also very close to the outlet malls of Rehoboth Beach.
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