Delaware's
Best Cities for Sleep

2020

Aptly nicknamed The First State, this 96 mile-long land mass became the first state in the Union in 1787. Delaware was home to indigenous Americans for thousands of years before European settlers arrived around 1630. Considered a coastal plain, Delaware has the lowest mean elevation of any state — just 60 feet above sea level on average. At its narrowest spot, Delaware is only nine miles wide. This densely-populated state is known as a tax haven, beachcomber’s paradise, and destination for seafood lovers.

Interesting facts about The First State:

  • Reggae legend Bob Marley lived in Delaware in the 1960’s and worked as a lab assistant and on an assembly line
  • Rhode Island is the only US state smaller than Delaware
  • This coastal state boasts more horseshoe crabs than any other place in the world
  • Delaware has three counties, the smallest number of any state in the US except Alaska, which has no counties
  • The state dessert is the peach custard pie

So how does Delaware rate when it comes to sleep? Does this tiny state offer big benefits for slumber or does the density of the population make for troubled nights? Let’s take a look at our data and see what we find.

37 %

The percentage of adults who report insufficient sleep each year. Insufficient sleep increases the chance of weight gain, cognitive problems, and cardiovascular disease

31 %

The percentage of adults who report a BMI — or body mass index — above 30%. Higher body mass usually equals a greater risk of sleep apnea

18 %

The percentage of adults who report excessive drinking. Heavy drinking is linked to disrupted sleep and less REM sleep

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North Star, Delaware
North Star
Sleep Score: 87.33

North Star, DE

Population 7,390
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 141,618
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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Hockessin, Delaware
Hockessin
Sleep Score: 86.37

Hockessin, DE

Population 13,672
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 123,654
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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Pike Creek, Delaware
Pike Creek
Sleep Score: 86.32

Pike Creek, DE

Population 8,740
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 122,772
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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Glasgow, Delaware
Glasgow
Sleep Score: 84.57

Glasgow, DE

Population 15,280
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 90,035
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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Middletown, Delaware
Middletown
Sleep Score: 84.43

Middletown, DE

Population 22,582
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 87,375
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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Pike Creek Valley, Delaware
Pike Creek .
Sleep Score: 83.63

Pike Creek Valley, DE

Population 10,823
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 72,500
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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Bear, Delaware
Bear
Sleep Score: 83.56

Bear, DE

Population 20,401
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 71,093
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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Edgemoor, Delaware
Edgemoor
Sleep Score: 82.99

Edgemoor, DE

Population 6,178
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 60,463
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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New Castle, Delaware
New Castle
Sleep Score: 82.95

New Castle, DE

Population 5,529
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 59,773
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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Brookside, Delaware
Brookside
Sleep Score: 82.86

Brookside, DE

Population 13,554
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 58,051
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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Wilmington Manor, Delaware
Wilmington .
Sleep Score: 82.74

Wilmington Manor, DE

Population 7,608
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 55,806
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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Newark, Delaware
Newark
Sleep Score: 82.67

Newark, DE

Population 33,673
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 54,590
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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Georgetown, Delaware
Georgetown
Sleep Score: 82.62

Georgetown, DE

Population 7,427
Insufficient Sleep 320
Median Income 47,376
Mentally unhealthy days 3.6
Obesity 320
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 150
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 180
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.22
Food insecurity 100
Unempolyment 46

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Claymont, Delaware
Claymont
Sleep Score: 82.55

Claymont, DE

Population 8,707
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 52,277
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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Seaford, Delaware
Seaford
Sleep Score: 82.49

Seaford, DE

Population 7,861
Insufficient Sleep 320
Median Income 44,886
Mentally unhealthy days 3.6
Obesity 320
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 150
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 180
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.22
Food insecurity 100
Unempolyment 46

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Elsmere, Delaware
Elsmere
Sleep Score: 82.19

Elsmere, DE

Population 5,981
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 45,660
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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Smyrna, Delaware
Smyrna
Sleep Score: 82.13

Smyrna, DE

Population 11,580
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 54,675
Mentally unhealthy days 3.7
Obesity 340
oor physical health days 3.5
Drinking 160
Physical inactivity 3.5
Smoking 180
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.26
Food insecurity 130
Unempolyment 50

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Milford, Delaware
Milford
Sleep Score: 82.01

Milford, DE

Population 11,353
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 52,576
Mentally unhealthy days 3.7
Obesity 340
oor physical health days 3.5
Drinking 160
Physical inactivity 3.5
Smoking 180
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.26
Food insecurity 130
Unempolyment 50

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Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington
Sleep Score: 81.9

Wilmington, DE

Population 70,635
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 40,221
Mentally unhealthy days 3.8
Obesity 290
oor physical health days 3.3
Drinking 190
Physical inactivity 3.3
Smoking 170
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Food insecurity 120
Unempolyment 45

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Dover, Delaware
Dover
Sleep Score: 81.86

Dover, DE

Population 38,079
Insufficient Sleep 370
Median Income 49,738
Mentally unhealthy days 3.7
Obesity 340
oor physical health days 3.5
Drinking 160
Physical inactivity 3.5
Smoking 180
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.26
Food insecurity 130
Unempolyment 50

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How Did We Determine the Best Cities for Sleep?

Sleep is impacted by important behavioral, environmental, and lifestyle factors. We compiled our list of Best Cities for Sleep by looking at 10 key metrics backed by scientific research. Keep reading to find out which metrics we chose and how they affect slumber.

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