Bridgeville, Delaware is a small town located in Sussex County in the southeastern corner of the state. It has a population of approximately 1,800 people and covers an area of about 4 square miles. The town is situated in a rural area and is surrounded by forests and farmland. The climate is typical for this part of the United States, with hot summers and cool winters.
The history of Bridgeville goes back to the late 1600s when it was first established as an agricultural community. In 1813, the town was officially incorporated as Bridgeville, named after a bridge that was built over the Nanticoke River in 1710. Since then, Bridgeville has grown slowly but steadily into the small town that it is today.
Politically, Bridgeville is part of Sussex County and its citizens are represented by Senator Tom Carper at the federal level and Representative Pete Schwartzkopf at the state level. The economy in Bridgeville revolves mainly around agriculture, with some businesses catering to tourists who visit during summer months.
Education in Bridgeville consists of two public schools: an elementary school for grades K-4 and a middle school for grades 5-8. There is also one private Catholic school which provides education from preschool through 8th grade. In addition to these schools, there are several libraries located throughout town which offer educational resources for all ages.
For those looking to explore some local landmarks, there are plenty to choose from in Bridgeville such as historic homes like Belle Mont Mansion or more modern sites like Cripple Creek Golf Course & Country Club. There are also several parks such as Burton Pond Park or Dogwood Acres Park which provide outdoor recreational activities for residents and visitors alike. These landmarks offer something for everyone to enjoy while visiting this charming little town!
Population: 1,436. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,578 (+9.9% change)
Males: 683 (47.6%), Females: 753 (52.4%)
Zip code: 19933
Median resident age: 33.3 years
Median household income: $26,579
Median house value: $79,900
Races in Bridgeville:
- White Non-Hispanic (51.1%)
- Black (31.5%)
- Hispanic (16.6%)
- Other race (8.9%)
- Two or more races (2.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
Ancestries: United States (11.8%), English (9.2%), German (9.0%), Irish (5.8%), Italian (1.8%), Welsh (1.5%).
Elevation: 47 feet
Land area: 0.8 square miles
Bridgeville, Delaware is a small town located in Sussex County. With a population of approximately 2,000 people, Bridgeville is one of the smaller towns in the area. The majority of the population is Caucasian with a small African American and Hispanic population. The median age of Bridgeville residents is 36 years old with a median household income of $46,000. Most households consist of married couples living together with children and many families have been living in Bridgeville for generations. The town has two elementary schools and one high school, providing educational opportunities for all students. Additionally, there are several churches and several businesses that serve the community. The town also offers a variety of recreational activities including hiking trails and parks that draw visitors from nearby towns and cities to visit. Despite its size, Bridgeville has plenty to offer residents and visitors alike.
For population 25 years and over in Bridgeville
- High school or higher: 67.7%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.4%
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
- Unemployed: 7.2%
- Mean travel time to work: 21.1 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Bridgeville town
- Never married: 31.2%
- Now married: 47.3%
- Separated: 2.1%
- Widowed: 9.7%
- Divorced: 9.7%
9.5% Foreign born (9.2% Latin America).
Population change in the 1990s: +75 (+5.5%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Bridgeville:
- NANTICOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC (about 7 miles; SEAFORD, DE)
- DEER’S HEAD CENTER (about 25 miles; SALISBURY, MD)
- HEALTHSOUTH CHESAPEAKE REHAB HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; SALISBURY, MD)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bridgeville:
- DOVER AFB (about 28 miles; DOVER, DE; Abbreviation: DOV)
- SALISBURY-OCEAN CITY WICOMICO REGIONAL (about 29 miles; SALISBURY, MD; Abbreviation: SBY)
- NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 64 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; Abbreviation: ILG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bridgeville:
- CHORMAN (about 7 miles; FARMINGTON, DE; Abbreviation: D74)
- LAUREL (about 15 miles; LAUREL, DE; Abbreviation: N06)
- SUSSEX COUNTY (about 18 miles; GEORGETOWN, DE; Abbreviation: GED)
Colleges and Universities
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bridgeville:
- DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-OWENS (about 16 miles; GEORGETOWN, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,053)
- SALISBURY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; SALISBURY, MD; Full-time enrollment: 5,645)
- DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,641)
- UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE (about 38 miles; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,940)
- UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (about 57 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 17,786)
- DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMM COLL-STANTON-WILMINGTON (about 62 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,817)
- UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY (about 63 miles; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,172)
Public high school in Bridgeville:
- WOODBRIDGE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 497; Location: 307 LAWS STREET; Grades: 08 – 12)
Private high school in Bridgeville:
- THE CEDARS ACADEMY (Students: 24; Location: 404 CEDAR ST; Grades: 6 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bridgeville:
- WOODBRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 341; Location: 120 EDGEWOOD AVENUE; Grades: 07 – 08)
- WOODBRIDGE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 307; Location: 48 CHURCH STREET; Grades: PK – 01)
Library in Bridgeville:
- BRIDGEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $164,978; Location: 210 MARKET STREET; 17,901 books; 981 audio materials; 3,474 video materials; 149 serial subscriptions)