100 Biggest Cities In Delaware For 2020

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Delaware. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 52 cities and places in Delaware.

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We all love the biggest cities that the First State has to offer. You know the places like Wilmington and Dover which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Delaware that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Delaware with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Delaware, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Delaware, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Delaware

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the First State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Delaware from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Wilmington.

The smallest? Bethany Beach, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Wilmington, DE
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Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 70,904
Population 2010: 71,437
Growth: -0.7%
More on Wilmington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Wilmington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Delaware. The city was built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. It is at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Wilmington was named by Proprietor Thomas Penn after his friend Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great Britain.

Review Of Wilmington by HomeSnacks User

I've lived in wilmington delaware my entire life Its so bad I'm 25 years old, white, graduated from St Marks HS and I'm currently trying to figure out what i want to do at Del Tech College.

I am trying so hard to make something with my life so i can make it out of here 99% of the ppl i went to school with are addicted to h****n i can't find any friends because there are no trust worthy/ nice people.

I'm in my house right now, and I am coughing and wheezing bcuz the air is so bad here.


Dover, DE
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Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 37,331
Population 2010: 35,474
Growth: 5.2%
More on Dover: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is also the county seat of Kent County, and the principal city of the Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Kent County and is part of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD Combined Statistical Area. It is located on the St. Jones River in the Delaware River coastal plain. It was named by William Penn of Dover in Kent, England. As of 2010, the city had a population of 36,047.

Newark, DE
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Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 33,352
Population 2010: 31,110
Growth: 7.2%
More on Newark: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. It is located 12 miles west-southwest of Wilmington. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 31,454. Newark is home to the University of Delaware, which is often regarded as a top ten ranked University in the United States.

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Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 21,362
Population 2010: 18,748
Growth: 13.9%
More on Bear: Homes For Sale | Data

Bear is a census-designated place in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 17,593 at the 2000 census.

Middl, DE
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7
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Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 21,250
Population 2010: 16,648
Growth: 27.6%
More on Middl: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 14,342
Population 2010: 15,648
Growth: -8.3%
More on Glasgow: Homes For Sale | Data

Glasgow is a census-designated place in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 14,303 at the 2010 census.

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Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Population: 13,472
Population 2010: 12,919
Growth: 4.3%
More on Hockessin: Homes For Sale | Data

Hockessin is a census-designated place in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 13,527 at the 2010 census. The place name may be derived from the Lenape word "hksa" meaning "pieces of bark" or from a misspelling of "occasion," as pronounced by the Quakers who settled the area originally.

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Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Population: 13,191
Population 2010: 14,365
Growth: -8.2%
More on Brookside: Homes For Sale | Data

Smyrna, DE
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6
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Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 11,333
Population 2010: 9,330
Growth: 21.5%
More on Smyrna: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Smyrna is a town in Kent and New Castle counties in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the Census Bureau, as of 2010, the population of the town is 10,023.

Milford, DE
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Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Population: 10,835
Population 2010: 9,180
Growth: 18.0%
More on Milford: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Milford is a city in Kent and Sussex counties in the U.S. state of Delaware. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 9,559.

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Lovely small town experience, nice people. Great downtown area. Great Coffee shop called DOLCE. Great theater, Riverfront Theatre. Wonderful antique shop Maggie and Friend.

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Riverfront Theatre

Milford Art League

Maggie and Friends Antique Shop

Delaware Music School

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Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Delaware

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Delaware.

Have fun snacking around in the First State!

For more reading on Delaware, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Delaware

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Wilmington 70,904 71,437 -0.7%
2 Dover 37,331 35,474 5.2%
3 Newark 33,352 31,110 7.2%
4 Bear 21,362 18,748 13.9%
5 Middl 21,250 16,648 27.6%
6 Glasgow 14,342 15,648 -8.3%
7 Hockessin 13,472 12,919 4.3%
8 Brookside 13,191 14,365 -8.2%
9 Smyrna 11,333 9,330 21.5%
10 Milford 10,835 9,180 18.0%
11 Pike Creek Valley 10,664 11,400 -6.5%
12 Claymont 8,676 7,511 15.5%
13 Pike Creek 8,312 8,025 3.6%
14 Wilmington Manor 7,902 7,865 0.5%
15 Seaford 7,572 6,945 9.0%
16 North Star 7,441 7,929 -6.2%
17 Georg 7,123 6,154 15.7%
18 Edgemoor 6,471 5,378 20.3%
19 Elsmere 6,049 6,103 -0.9%
20 New Castle 5,359 5,250 2.1%
21 Rising Sun-Lebanon 4,263 2,814 51.5%
22 Millsboro 4,238 3,640 16.4%
23 Laurel 4,211 3,751 12.3%
24 Harrington 3,667 3,500 4.8%
25 Highland Acres 3,645 3,431 6.2%
26 Camden 3,469 3,244 6.9%
27 Dover Base Housing 3,467 2,555 35.7%
28 Clayton 3,237 2,638 22.7%
29 Lewes 3,118 2,819 10.6%
30 Milton 2,840 2,480 14.5%
31 Bridgeville 2,696 1,893 42.4%
32 Riverview 2,684 2,623 2.3%
33 Long Neck 2,556 2,220 15.1%
34 Woodside East 2,555 1,985 28.7%
35 Kent Acres 2,429 1,989 22.1%
36 Greenville 2,333 2,453 -4.9%
37 Townsend 2,332 1,426 63.5%
38 Selbyville 2,252 2,253 0.0%
39 Ocean View 2,198 2,008 9.5%
40 Millville 1,877 498 276.9%
41 Delmar 1,790 1,590 12.6%
42 Delaware City 1,719 1,723 -0.2%
43 Felton 1,478 1,078 37.1%
44 Wyoming 1,437 1,451 -1.0%
45 Rodney Village 1,370 1,773 -22.7%
46 Blades 1,366 1,236 10.5%
47 Newport 1,335 1,035 29.0%
48 Cheswold 1,313 1,352 -2.9%
49 Rehoboth Beach 1,281 1,161 10.3%
50 Bellefonte 1,140 1,115 2.2%
51 Greenwood 1,017 767 32.6%
52 Bethany Beach 1,006 813 23.7%

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