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Blades, DE

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About Blades, DE

Blades, DE is located in Sussex County in the state of Delaware.

The total City Population for Blades is about 857 with about 781 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $177,017, which is roughly 38% lower than the Average Home Value of $283,723 for the state of Delaware, and roughly 18% lower than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $56,202, which is roughly 23% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $73,230 for the state of Delaware, and roughly 14% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Blades Population 857
Average Home Value $177,017
Median Household Income $56,202
Median Age 48.1
Unemployment Rate 5.4%
Politics 55.07% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.62
Male Population Estimate: 45.4%
Female Population Estimate: 54.6%
Median Age: 48.1
Male Median Age: 38.8
Female Median Age: 41.2

Racial Demographic Estimates



Sussex County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Tom Carper
U.S. Senator
Tom Carper
Democratic Party
Chris Coons
U.S. Senator
Chris Coons
Democratic Party
John Carney
State governor
John Carney
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 55.07%
Democratic: 43.82%
Libertarian: 0.78%
Green: 0.34%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Blades specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Sussex County: About 2.46401 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Sussex County: About 406.141 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Sussex County is about 38% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 29% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Blades is about 5.4%.

Delaware is ranked #24 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 47.92 out of 100.

24th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 32.3

The average living wage for the state of Delaware is $33.85/hr, while the states minimum wage is $9.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Delaware a minimum wage score of 28.45 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.23/hr, which gives Delaware a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 2.17 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Delaware is $209.13, resulting in a UI benefit score of 35.42 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Delaware does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Delaware does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Delaware does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Delaware does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
Delaware does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Delaware does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Delaware does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Delaware does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Delaware does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Delaware does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Delaware does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Delaware does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Delaware does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Delaware does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Delaware does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Delaware does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Delaware does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Delaware does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Delaware does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Delaware does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 19973
Latitude: 38.635300
Longitude: -75.602400
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 19.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 302