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Bowers, Delaware

Bowers Beach
Location of Bowers in Kent County, Delaware.
Location of Bowers in Kent County, Delaware.
Bowers, Delaware is located in Delaware
Bowers, Delaware
Bowers, Delaware
Location in Delaware
Bowers, Delaware is located in the United States
Bowers, Delaware
Bowers, Delaware
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Delaware
County Kent
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.81 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
3 ft (0.9 m)
 • Total 278
 • Density 893.89/sq mi (344.63/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-07250
GNIS feature ID 213692

Bowers (commonly known as Bowers Beach) is a town in Kent County, Delaware, United States. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 335.


The Fourteen Foot Bank Light and Saxton United Methodist Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Bowers Beach is located at 39°03′35″N 75°24′05″W / 39.05972°N 75.40139°W / 39.05972; -75.40139 (39.0598349, -75.4013071).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it is land and 3.33% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 212
1920 174 −17.9%
1930 246 41.4%
1940 328 33.3%
1950 284 −13.4%
1960 324 14.1%
1970 268 −17.3%
1980 198 −26.1%
1990 179 −9.6%
2000 305 70.4%
2010 335 9.8%
2020 278 −17.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 305 people, 138 households, and 81 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,063.4 people per square mile (406.1/km2). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 781.0 per square mile (298.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 91.48% White, 5.25% African American, 0.98% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races.

There were 138 households, out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 20.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,031, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $23,594 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,404. About 10.6% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.1% of those 65 or over.


Bowers is within the Lake Forest School District. The zoned high school is Lake Forest High School.



Road access to Bowers Beach is provided by Bowers Beach Road, which leads west to an interchange with Delaware Route 1 in Little Heaven. DE 1 heads north toward Dover and Wilmington and south toward Milford and the Delaware Beaches.


Delmarva Power, a subsidiary of Exelon, provides electricity to Bowers Beach. Chesapeake Utilities provides natural gas to the town. Trash and recycling collection in Bowers Beach is provided under contract by Waste Industries.

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