The 10 Snowiest Cities In Delaware For 2021


We looked at the data to see which cities in Delaware have the most snow every year.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our first time ranking the snowiest cities in Delaware.

Sure, a Saturday morning right after a foot of fluffy snow is the best thing ever. But that same amount of snow on Tuesday in Delaware can make a commute last forever. So just imagine it's the dead of winter, and the time of year when the ground is frozen, the air is bone chilling, and there are piles of dirty, nasty ice encrusted snow all over the place.

This is about the time of year when you're just about ready for spring -- especially in Wilmington Manor, the snowiest place in Delaware.

So, put on your parkas, snow boots and your gloves and let's go outside to see which Delaware cities get dumped on the most every year. After analyzing all the cities in Delaware with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list as the 10 snowiest cities in First State.

What's the snowiest place in Delaware with more than 5,000 people? That would be Wilmington Manor with an average annual snowfall of 19.5 inches.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, you snow angels.

And if you already knew these places were snowy, check out the best places to live in Delaware or the cheapest places in Delaware.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Delaware For 2021

Wilmington Manor, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,912
Average Annual Snowfall: 19.5 inches
More on Wilmington Manor: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Smyrna, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,904
Average Annual Snowfall: 15.2 inches
More on Smyrna: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Dover, DE

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 37,144
Average Annual Snowfall: 14.9 inches
More on Dover: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Middl, DE

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,744
Average Annual Snowfall: 14.2 inches
More on Middl: Real Estate

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 10,672
Average Annual Snowfall: 13.5 inches
More on Pike Creek Valley: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 13,230
Average Annual Snowfall: 12.8 inches
More on Hockessin: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 8,463
Average Annual Snowfall: 12.8 inches
More on Pike Creek: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 7,596
Average Annual Snowfall: 12.8 inches
More on North Star: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Elsmere, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,154
Average Annual Snowfall: 12.8 inches
More on Elsmere: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

New Castle, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,371
Average Annual Snowfall: 12.8 inches
More on New Castle: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Cities In Delaware With The Most Snow

In order to rank the snowiest cities in Delaware, we only had to scrape the database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to see which cities in the First State get the most annual snowfall.

Before we get too far, here are the annual snowfall rates for major cities:

  • Wilmington -- 12.3 inches
  • Dover -- 14.9 inches
  • Newark -- 9.5 inches

There's a complete chart at the bottom.

If you're curious, here are the places that get the least amount of snow in Delaware with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Newark -- 9.5 inches
  2. Claymont -- 10.1 inches
  3. Brookside -- 10.6 inches

For more Delaware reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Delaware

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Wilmington Manor 19.5 7,912
2 Smyrna 15.2 10,904
3 Dover 14.9 37,144
4 Middl 14.2 19,744
5 Pike Creek Valley 13.5 10,672
6 Hockessin 12.8 13,230
7 Pike Creek 12.8 8,463
8 North Star 12.8 7,596
9 Elsmere 12.8 6,154
10 New Castle 12.8 5,371
11 Glasgow 12.7 14,640
12 Georg 12.6 6,775
13 Milford 12.4 9,993
14 Wilmington 12.3 71,549
15 Bear 11.8 19,886
16 Seaford 11.5 7,290
17 Edgemoor 11.4 6,257
18 Brookside 10.6 13,743
19 Claymont 10.1 9,060
20 Newark 9.5 32,740

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