Lewes, Delaware

Lewes: City in Sussex County, Delaware, United States of America


Lewes is a city located in the county of Sussex in the U.S. state of Delaware. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,747. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 3,417 inhabitants.

The city was created 392 years ago in 1631.

Lewes locator map
Location of Lewes on Delaware map.

Quick Facts about Lewes

Population : 3,417 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Delaware (United States)
County : Sussex County
Postal code : 19958
Phone Area Codes : 302
Water as percent of area : 19.51%
Land as percent of area : 80.49%
Altitude : 13 feet / 3.9 meters
Establishment : June 06, 1631 (392 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York, Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 15:08:42 (25th September 2023)
Population growth : 19.61% (2010-2020)
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Lewes Delaware
Lewes Delaware image


Lewes is located at 38°46'28"N 75°8'22"W (38.7745600, -75.1393500).

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The population of Lewes increased by 19.61% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,747 - census
2011 2,893 5.05% estimation process
2012 2,927 1.16% estimation process
2013 2,968 1.38% estimation process
2014 3,020 1.72% estimation process
2015 3,077 1.85% estimation process
2016 3,137 1.91% estimation process
2017 3,201 2% estimation process
2018 3,261 1.84% estimation process
2019 3,322 1.84% estimation process
2020 3,417 2.78% estimation process

Lewes zip code is 19958. County name: Sussex, County fips: 10005

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People born in Lewes (21)

People born in Lewes, including politician Joseph Maull, politician George B. Rodney, politician Daniel Rodney, .


  • Samuel Paynter (American politician (1768-1845)) he was born in 24/08/1768
  • Joshua Hall (American governor of Maine (1768-1862)) he was born in 22/10/1768
  • David Hall (American lawyer and politician from Delaware) he was born in 04/01/1752
  • Caleb Rodney (American politician (1767-1840)) he was born in 29/04/1767
  • Hiram R. Burton (American politician (1841-1927)) he was born in 13/11/1841
  • Eugene Bookhammer (American politician) he was born in 14/06/1918
  • John Fisher (American judge) he was born in 22/05/1771
  • John Morris (American baseball player, born 1941) he was born in 23/08/1941
  • Lemuel Paynter (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1788
  • Shepard Kollock (American publisher) he was born in 01/09/1750
  • Spencer Steele (lacrosse player) he was born in 28/11/1978
  • Gerald Hocker (American politician) he was born in 09/01/1948
  • Gregory Howard Woods (United States District Judge) he was born in 01/04/1969
  • David R. Boone (U.S. environmental microbiologist) he was born in 19/01/1952
  • Henry R. Horsey (American jurist) he was born in 24/10/1924
  • Sarah Fisher Ames (American sculptor) she was born in 01/01/1817
  • Mike Hall (American powerlifter) he was born in 03/10/1956
  • James P. Wilson (lawyer, clergyman) he was born in 01/01/1769

Schools in Lewes

College & universities near Lewes, DE

Code Name City ZIP
130837 Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center Lewes (DE) 19958

Stations (16)

Amtrak & bus stations near Lewes, DE

Code Name Address Type
OCP Ocean Pines, MD 11011 Manklin Creek Road BUS
OCM Ocean City, MD 12848 Ocean Gateway BUS
DVR Dover, Delaware 716 South Governors Ave BUS
SLS Salisbury (BayRunner Shuttle), Maryland 547E Riverside Drive BUS
SLY Salisbury, Maryland 350 Cypress St. BUS

Post offices near Lewes

Post Office Name City ZIP
Lew Post Office Lewes (DE) 19958

Other cities in Sussex County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Sussex County , DE. (more)

City Name Population Title
Milford 12,278 City in Kent and Sussex counties, Delaware, United States of America
Seaford 8,246 City in Delaware, United States
Georgetown 7,797 Town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States
Millsboro 4,665 Town of the United States
Laurel 4,511 Town in Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Milton 3,129 Town in Delaware, USA
Selbyville 2,617 Town in Delaware, United States
Bridgeville 2,440 Town in Delaware
Ocean View 2,245 City in Sussex County, Delaware, United States
Long Neck 1,980 Census designated place
Delmar 1,879 Town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States
Rehoboth Beach 1,592 City in Sussex County, Delaware, United States
Blades 1,498 Town of the United States
Bethany Beach 1,283 Town in Delaware
Greenwood 1,175 Town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States
Frankford 1,020 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Lewes distances to largest Delaware cities