These Are The 10 Worst Places In Delaware To Get A Job

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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We’re on a mission at Zippia to criss-cross the country looking for the best and worst places for jobs.

Today, we set our sites on the worst cities to find a job in Delaware after looking at the best places in Delaware a short while ago.

These cities did not have the grit needed to make it to the big leagues and get that big promotion we all hope to get.

After looking at the data for the 76 biggest cities in Delaware, the ten worst cities to find a job in the First State are:

  1. Harrington
  2. Dover
  3. Woodside East
  4. Smyrna
  5. Dover Base Housing
  6. Rising Sun-Lebanon
  7. Cheswold
  8. Camden
  9. Rodney Village
  10. Felton

Read on to see how we did it.

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How We Determined The Worst Places For Jobs In The First State

After getting the data for every place in Delaware, we ultimately decided to limit our analysis to the biggest places with over 5,000 people.

That left us with 76 cities.

We then ranked each place across a number of criteria from one to 76, with 1 being the worst in any given category.

Finally, we took the average rank across all criteria, with the place posting the lowest overall score gaining the title “Worst City In Delaware To Find A Job”.

The criteria we looked at were:




1. Harrington


Population: 3,582 Recent Job Growth: -0.51%
Future Job Growth: 32.90%

2. Dover

Dover, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 36,259Recent Job Growth: -0.51%
Future Job Growth: 31.60%

3. Woodside East


Population: 2,091 Recent Job Growth: -0.51%
Future Job Growth: 32.90%

4. Smyrna

Smyrna, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,065Recent Job Growth: -0.51%
Future Job Growth: 32.90%

5. Dover Base Housing


Population: 3,164 Recent Job Growth: -0.51%
Future Job Growth: 32.90%

6. Rising Sun-Lebanon


Population: 3,145 Recent Job Growth: -0.51%
Future Job Growth: 32.90%

7. Cheswold


Population: 1,480 Recent Job Growth: -0.51%
Future Job Growth: 32.90%

8. Camden

Camden, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,418Recent Job Growth: -0.51%
Future Job Growth: 32.90%

9. Rodney Village

Rodney Village - Jobs Delaware

Source: Google Maps

Population: 1,309 Recent Job Growth: -0.51%
Future Job Growth: 32.90%

10. Felton


Population: 1,420 Recent Job Growth: -0.51%
Future Job Growth: 32.90%

Wrapping It Up With Friday Night Drinks

After crunching all the numbers, Harrington took the “top” spot as the worst city in Delaware for a job.

So while the economy continues to improve and jobs become available across the state of Delaware, these cities lag behind.

Hopefully they can catch up before they miss their next bonus.

Detailed List Of Worst Places In Delaware To Get A Job

City Rank Population Recent Job Growth Future Job Growth
harrington 1 3,582 -0.51% 32.90%
dover 2 36,259 -0.51% 31.60%
woodside east 3 2,091 -0.51% 32.90%
smyrna 4 10,065 -0.51% 32.90%
dover base housing 5 3,164 -0.51% 32.90%
rising sun-lebanon 6 3,145 -0.51% 32.90%
cheswold 7 1,480 -0.51% 32.90%
camden 8 3,418 -0.51% 32.90%
rodney village 9 1,309 -0.51% 32.90%
felton 10 1,420 -0.51% 32.90%
wilmington 11 71,119 1.29% 34.90%
magnolia 12 154 -0.51% 32.90%
bowers 13 199 -0.51% 32.90%
wyoming 14 1,469 -0.51% 32.90%
highland acres 15 3,838 -0.51% 32.90%
leipsic 16 97 -0.51% 32.90%
clayton 17 2,884 -0.51% 32.90%
kent acres 18 1,779 -0.51% 32.90%
kenton 19 189 -0.51% 32.90%
farmington 20 71 -0.51% 32.90%
little creek 21 231 -0.51% 32.90%
frederica 22 830 -0.51% 32.90%
riverview 23 2,859 -0.51% 32.90%
woodside 24 162 -0.51% 32.90%
houston 25 465 -0.51% 32.90%
viola 26 184 -0.51% 32.90%
hartly 27 42 -0.51% 32.90%
seaford 28 7,018 1.96% 38.10%
laurel 29 3,761 1.96% 38.10%
selbyville 30 2,960 1.96% 38.10%
georgetown 31 6,429 1.96% 38.10%
milford 32 9,513 1.96% 38.10%
wilmington manor 33 8,562 1.29% 37.00%
bear 34 19,751 1.29% 37.00%
brookside 35 14,321 1.29% 37.00%
elsmere 36 6,131 1.29% 37.00%
milton 37 2,578 1.96% 38.10%
millsboro 38 3,855 1.96% 38.10%
blades 39 1,430 1.96% 38.10%
delmar 40 1,588 1.96% 38.10%
newport 41 1,076 1.29% 37.00%
claymont 42 8,043 1.29% 37.00%
long neck 43 1,996 1.96% 38.10%
middletown 44 18,495 1.29% 37.00%
greenwood 45 881 1.96% 38.10%
pike creek valley 46 11,268 1.29% 37.00%
new castle 47 5,309 1.29% 37.00%
edgemoor 48 5,889 1.29% 37.00%
glasgow 49 14,780 1.29% 37.00%
frankford 50 885 1.96% 38.10%
lewes 51 2,803 1.96% 38.10%
bridgeville 52 2,337 1.96% 38.10%
ellendale 53 305 1.96% 38.10%
hockessin 54 13,287 1.29% 37.00%
delaware city 55 1,784 1.29% 37.00%
newark 56 31,655 1.29% 37.70%
pike creek 57 7,642 1.29% 37.00%
north star 58 7,845 1.29% 37.00%
dewey beach 59 264 1.96% 38.10%
dagsboro 60 980 1.96% 38.10%
bellefonte 61 1,360 1.29% 37.00%
odessa 62 363 1.29% 37.00%
ocean view 63 1,968 1.96% 38.10%
townsend 64 1,871 1.29% 37.00%
ardentown 65 276 1.29% 37.00%
greenville 66 2,505 1.29% 37.00%
arden 67 559 1.29% 37.00%
bethany beach 68 679 1.96% 38.10%
rehoboth beach 69 1,105 1.96% 38.10%
ardencroft 70 231 1.29% 37.00%
millville 71 808 1.96% 38.10%
fenwick island 72 323 1.96% 38.10%
south bethany 73 342 1.96% 38.10%
slaughter beach 74 119 1.96% 38.10%
bethel 75 206 1.96% 38.10%
henlopen acres 76 116 1.96% 38.10%