Blades, DE

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Blades Profile


Overview

Blades is a very small town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 1,454 people and just one neighborhood, Blades is the 31st largest community in Delaware.

Occupations and Workforce

Blades is a blue-collar town, with 52.47% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Blades is a town of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Blades who work in sales jobs (7.42%), healthcare suport services (6.01%), and food service (5.83%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Blades Demographics

The citizens of Blades have a very low rate of college education: just 8.28% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Blades in 2018 was $21,702, which is low income relative to Delaware, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,808 for a family of four. However, Blades contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Blades is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Blades home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Blades residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Blades also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.90% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Blades include Irish, Haitian, German, English, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Blades's cultural character, accounting for 20.45% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Blades is English. Other important languages spoken here include French Creole and Spanish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

Diversity Index

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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    Delaware

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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1 in 237

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Blades VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Blades Property CRIMES

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National Median: 28.3
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    Delaware

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to DE* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Laurel Senior High School
1133 South Central Avenue
Laurel, DE 19956
09-12
North Laurel Early Learning Academy School
300 Wilson Street
Laurel, DE 19956
PK-KG
Laurel Middle School
1133 S Central Ave
Laurel, DE 19956
06-08
Blades Elementary School
900 South Arch Street
Blades, DE 19973
KG-02
Seaford Middle School
500 East Stein Highway
Seaford, DE 19973
06-08
Frederick Douglass Elementary School
1 Swain Road
Seaford, DE 19973
03-05
Seaford Senior High School
399 North Market Street Ext
Seaford, DE 19973
09-12
West Seaford Elementary School
511 Sussex Avenue
Seaford, DE 19973
PK-02
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Delaware

(10 is best)

Better than of DE school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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