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Farmington, Delaware
Location of Farmington in Kent County, Delaware.
Location of Farmington in Kent County, Delaware.
Farmington, Delaware is located in Delaware
Farmington, Delaware
Farmington, Delaware
Location in Delaware
Farmington, Delaware is located in the United States
Farmington, Delaware
Farmington, Delaware
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Delaware
County Kent
 • Total 0.07 sq mi (0.19 km2)
 • Land 0.07 sq mi (0.19 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
62 ft (19 m)
 • Total 92
 • Density 1,260.27/sq mi (488.48/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
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.


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.


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.


Historical population
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%
2020 92 −16.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 75 people, 31 households, and 20 families living 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. Of the 31 households 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 households were one person and 16.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.76.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $41,458 and the median family income 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.


Farmington is in the Woodbridge School District. Woodbridge High School is the zoned high school.



U.S. Route 13 passes north-south along the eastern edge of Farmington on Dupont Highway and leads north toward Harrington and south toward Greenwood. Main Street begins at US 13 and runs east-west through Farmington, becoming Andrewville Road outside the town and leading west toward Andrewville. The Delmarva Central Railroad's Delmarva Subdivision line passes north-south through Farmington.


Delmarva Power, a subsidiary of Exelon, provides electricity to Farmington. Chesapeake Utilities provides natural gas to the town.

Notable people

  • Lyman Pierson Powell (born 1866), (alternate spelling is Pearson), Episcopalian priest, Hobart college president, historian and author
  • William Tharp, 36th Governor of Delaware

See also

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