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Farmington, Delaware
Town
Location in Kent County and the state of Delaware.
Location in Kent County and the state of Delaware.
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
Area
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 62 ft (19 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 110
 • Density 1,075.6/sq mi (415.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19950
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-25840
GNIS feature ID 213949

Farmington is a town in Kent County, Delaware, United States. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 110 at the 2010 census.

History

Farmington was originally settled as Flatiron in 1855 when the railroad built a station at a crossroads at this location. A post office was established in 1858. The town was the location of the Farmington Academy from 1868 to 1878. Farmington had 300 people in the 1880s and was home to canning and fruit-evaporating plants. The Tharp House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890 468
1910 255
1920 124 −51.4%
1930 117 −5.6%
1940 120 2.6%
1950 113 −5.8%
1960 142 25.7%
1970 109 −23.2%
1980 141 29.4%
1990 122 −13.5%
2000 75 −38.5%
2010 110 46.7%
Est. 2015 117 56.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 75 people, 31 households, and 20 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,075.6 people per square mile (413.7/km²). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 501.9 per square mile (193.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.00% White.

There were 31 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 120.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 130.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,458, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $17,917 versus $21,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,423. There were no families and 7.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


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