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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Blades is a town in Delaware with a population of 1,382. Blades is in Sussex County. Living in Blades offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Blades and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,019
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Blades Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    71.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    71.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    356.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    213.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,424.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    142.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

Working in Blades

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,264
National
$55,322
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