Hockessin, Delaware

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Population in 2010: 13,527.
Population change since 2000: +4.8%
Males: 6,497  (48.0%)
Females: 7,030  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

48.1 years
Delaware median age:

40.1 years

Zip codes: 19707, 19736, 19808.

Hockessin Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $128,216 (it was $100,844 in 2000)
Hockessin:

$128,216
DE:

$62,852

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $56,335 (it was $40,516 in 2000)

Hockessin CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $473,511 (it was $246,300 in 2000)
Hockessin:

$473,511
DE:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $467,521; detached houses: $482,510; townhouses or other attached units: $270,900; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $253,145

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,925.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hockessin: 103.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.2%
(1.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.1% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Hockessin, DE (2017)
    • 11,08079.7%White alone
    • 1,87413.5%Asian alone
    • 6264.5%Black alone
    • 510.4%Two or more races
    • 520.4%Hispanic
    • 360.3%American Indian alone
    • 190.1%Other race alone

Races in Hockessin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Hockessin, Delaware as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hockessin is 1,536 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: Irish (15.4%), Italian (10.8%), American (10.7%), English (7.5%), German (5.6%), European (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 254 feet

Land area: 10.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,349 people per square mile   (low).

Hockessin, Delaware map

1,789 residents are foreign born (5.0% Asia, 2.5% Europe).

This place:

12.9%
Delaware:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,904 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,250 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, DE (7.5 miles , pop. 72,664).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (32.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Piedmont, DE (1.2 miles ),
North Star, DE (1.7 miles ),
Pike Creek Valley, DE (1.8 miles ),
Pike Creek, DE (1.9 miles ),
Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood, DE (2.0 miles ),
Kennett Square borough, PA (2.1 miles ),
Greenville, DE (2.2 miles ),
Toughkenamon, PA (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 39.78 N, Longitude: 75.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,182 (-15.7%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 860 (13.9%)

Area code: 302

Distribution of median household income in Hockessin, DE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hockessin, DE in 2017
Hockessin satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Delaware:

3.2%
Most common industries in Hockessin, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Chemicals (12.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.5%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Chemicals (15.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.9%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.6%)
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Chemicals (10.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.8%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Hockessin, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Computer specialists (4.3%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.6%)
  • Engineers (6.6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6.6%)
  • Top executives (5.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Hockessin, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Hockessin, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 95.2. This is worse than average.

City:

95.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.236. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.42. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.42
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.352. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.352
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00385. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00385
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Hockessin-area historical tornado activity is above Delaware state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the Hockessin place center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 tornado 10.0 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hockessin-area historical earthquake activity is near Delaware state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.2 miles away from Hockessin center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 273.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 296.5 miles away from Hockessin center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 193.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from Hockessin center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Castle County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hockessin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Hockessin:

  • COKESBURY VILLAGE (726 LOVEVILLE ROAD)
  • REGAL HEIGHTS HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (6525 LANCASTER PIKE)
  • ST. FRANCIS CARE/BRACKENVILLE (100 ST. CLAIRE DRIVE)

Amtrak stations near Hockessin:

  • 8 miles: WILMINGTON (M. L. KING BLVD, & FRENCH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: NEWARK (429 S. COLLEGE AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: DOWNINGTOWN (VIADUCT AVE.) . Services: public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Hockessin:

  • 19 miles: Salem 2 in Salem, NJ.
  • 19 miles: Hope Creek in Salem, NJ.
  • 19 miles: Salem 1 in Salem, NJ.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hockessin:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 8 miles; Wilmington, DE; Full-time enrollment: 4,972)
  • University of Delaware (about 9 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 20,078)
  • Wilmington University (about 9 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 10,072)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (about 13 miles; West Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 14,492)
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (about 13 miles; Lincoln University, PA; FT enrollment: 2,042)
  • Neumann University (about 15 miles; Aston, PA; FT enrollment: 2,622)
  • Immaculata University (about 18 miles; Immaculata, PA; FT enrollment: 2,912)

Private high schools in Hockessin:

  • SANFORD SCHOOL (Students: 599, Location: 6900 LANCASTER PIKE, Grades: PK-12)
  • WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 486, Location: 825 LOVEVILLE RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Hockessin:

Private elementary/middle school in Hockessin:

  • HOCKESSIN MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 143, Location: 1000 OLD LANCASTER PIKE, Grades: PK-8)
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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • James Fox was born in baltimore MD. However he has lived in Hockessin for the past 10 years. Bernad Hopkins, the profesional boxer, also currently lives in Hockessin. added by Mikey K

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Notable locations in Hockessin: Hockessin Public Library (A), Hockessin Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hockessin include: Hockessin Friends Meetinghouse (A), Hockessin United Methodist Church (B), Hockessin Baptist Church (C), Saint Mary of the Assumption Church (D), Berea Presbyterian Church (E), Chippey Chapel Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Hockessin: Swift Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: James Fox - College basketball player (Loyola MD Greyhounds).

New Castle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hockessin and their reported violations in the past:

SHOPPES OF LONDON BRITAIN LP (Serves PA, Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ASHLAND NATURE CENTER SYSTEM #1 (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-04-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-16-2014)
SOUTH ASHMERE WATER ASSOCIATION INC (Address: ATTN PAUL C. VENTI TREASURER , Serves MA, Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-08-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-03-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hockessin that have no violations reported:

  • ASHLAND NATURE CENTER SYSTEM #2 (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COUNTRY CENTER GIRL SCOUT CAMP (Address: 1051 Sharpless Road , Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MT CUBA CENTER (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

82.4%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.7%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Hockessin in 2010:

  • 289 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
245 people in nursing homes in 2000
3 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Hockessin (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Cokesbury Village Branch at 726 Loveville Road, branch established on 1990/05/08; Hockessin Branch at 7421 Lancaster Pike, branch established on 1976/03/15. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Pike Creek Branch at 5801 Limestone Road, branch established on 1991/02/23; Hockessin Branch at 7270 Lancaster Pike And Yorklyn Road, branch established on 1966/03/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Hockessin Acme Branch at 128 Lantana Drive, branch established on 2004/04/15. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Hockessin Branch at 151 Lantana Drive, branch established on 1991/03/04. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB: Hockessin Branch at 7450 Lancaster Pike, branch established on 2000/06/16. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,281.1 mil, Deposits: $3,150.2 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Hockessin Branch at 7330 Lancaster Pike, branch established on 2008/11/11. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

For population 15 years and over in Hockessin:

Marital status in Hockessin, DE
  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

For population 25 years and over in Hockessin:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 63.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Delaware average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hockessin
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhood in Hockessin (Hockessin, Delaware Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Hockessin, DE (based on New Castle County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,17233
Mainline Protestant48,124125
Evangelical Protestant32,993169
Other22,67245
Black Protestant7,21236
Orthodox1,1665
None288,140-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
New Castle County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
New Castle County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 71
Here:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
New Castle County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
New Castle County:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.0%
State:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.7%
Delaware:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

60.9%
State:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

62.3%
Delaware:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Hockessin:

27.5
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.0%
Delaware:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.4%
State:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hockessin:

7.0
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
Hockessin:

34.0%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

65.5%
State:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.0%
Delaware:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hockessin, DE Residents

4.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,695 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,256 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.03%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Delaware County, PA  0.43% ($65,458 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.35% ($59,267)
from Kent County, DE  0.32% ($46,206)


4.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($78,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($990 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, DE  0.39% ($48,838 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.31% ($122,722)
to Delaware County, PA  0.29% ($74,188)
Businesses in Hockessin, DE
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Papa John's Pizza1
Dunkin Donuts1True Value1
FedEx3UPS2
Goodwill1Walgreens2

Strongest AM radio stations in Hockessin:

  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WDEL (1150 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTMC (1380 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: STATE OF DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF TRAN)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJBR (1290 AM; 3 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hockessin:

  • WMHS (88.1 FM; PIKE CREEK, DE; Owner: RED CLAY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WSTW (93.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAS-FM (105.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WPTP (96.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVUD (91.3 FM; NEWARK, DE; Owner: UNIVERSITYOF DELAWARE)
  • WUSL (98.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Hockessin:

  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Hockessin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 161ft / 48.7mTotal length
  • $4,269,000Total costs
  • 157,718Total average daily traffic
  • 9,548Total average daily truck traffic
  • 183,428Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Hockessin, DE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 2Before 1900
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hockessin, DE

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Hockessin)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • HOCKESSIN FIRE CO, 1225 Old Lancaster Pike (Lat: 39.787889 Lon: -75.694667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WPTF849,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.450 MHz, Grant Date: 08/16/2011, Expiration Date: 09/24/2021, Certifier: David Roser, Registrant: Delmarva Comm, 113 J & M Drive, New Castle, DE 19720, Phone: (302) 324-1230, Email:
  • HOCKENSSIN-CONECTIV, 7645 Lancaster Pike (Lat: 39.795833 Lon: -75.711111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.3 m, Call Sign: WQAP302,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.050 MHz, 453.300 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/2014, Expiration Date: 07/13/2024, Certifier: David J Roberts, Registrant: New Castle County Emergency Communications Center, 3601 N. Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720, Phone: (302) 395-8211, Email:
  • Lat: 39.723000 Lon: -75.601917, Call Sign: WQGH739,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2800 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/2007, Expiration Date: 01/22/2017, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2017, Certifier: Steve Kuhl, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc, 965 Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464
  • 100 Fitness Way (Lat: 39.774611 Lon: -75.715806), Call Sign: WQGY979,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.550 MHz, 456.550 MHz, 451.675 MHz, 456.675 MHz, 451.825 MHz, Grant Date: 05/02/2017, Expiration Date: 05/30/2027, Certifier: James P Marx, Registrant: Frecom Inc, 435 W Baltimore Pike, West Grove, PA 19390, Phone: (610) 869-3307, Email:
  • Lat: 39.785556 Lon: -75.688861, Call Sign: WQVA699,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.806 MHz, 451.818 MHz, 456.806 MHz, 456.818 MHz, Grant Date: 12/09/2014, Expiration Date: 12/09/2024, Certifier: Bill Barrow, Registrant: Baycomm, Inc., 1016 Talon Lane, Wilmington, DE 19807, Phone: (302) 254-8100, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • HOCKESSIN, Rt. 41 At De/Pa State Line (Lat: 39.795833 Lon: -75.711111), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60.3 m, Call Sign: WQCN434,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2015, Expiration Date: 04/14/2025, Certifier: Richard R Reynolds, Registrant: State Of Delaware, 3050 Upper King Rd, Dover, DE 19904, Phone: (302) 697-4486, Fax: (302) 697-0305, Email:
  • DE0023B, 1225 Old Lancaster Pike (Lat: 39.787778 Lon: -75.695361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 49.4 m, Call Sign: WQMC376,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23030.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2010, Expiration Date: 06/25/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2012, Certifier: Dan Mieszala, Registrant: Open Range Communications Inc., 6430 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, Phone: (303) 376-2112, Fax: (303) 376-2109, Email:
  • DE0037, 726 Loveville Rd. (Lat: 39.773667 Lon: -75.662694), Type: Bant, Structure height: 29 m, Overall height: 34 m, Call Sign: WQMC377,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23135.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2010, Expiration Date: 06/25/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2012, Certifier: Dan Mieszala, Registrant: Open Range Communications Inc., 6430 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, Phone: (303) 376-2112, Fax: (303) 376-2109, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hockessin)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hockessin)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$308,118103$283,507536$257,35022$134,46015$235,545
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$335,8807$264,44737$263,2376$34,3330$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$234,9305$343,440107$289,44520$58,4563$136,350
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$367,2955$265,71070$281,0647$241,2461$360,710
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$357,74021$289,4632$177,0551$50,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0135.01 , 0135.03, 0136.12

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$299,1018$314,471
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$344,9203$383,317
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$459,5502$302,930
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$355,7900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$379,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0135.01 , 0135.03, 0136.12

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hockessin, DE
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hockessin, DE - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 46. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 71 took place in 2003, and the least - 23 in 2017. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Hockessin, DE When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (55.0%), and Outside Fires (30.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hockessin, DE
    • 42855.0%Structure Fires
    • 24030.8%Outside Fires
    • 8210.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 283.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hockessin, DE
Most common first names in Hockessin, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary9783.9 years
John8678.2 years
Elizabeth5986.1 years
William5877.2 years
Margaret5484.8 years
Helen4784.3 years
Dorothy4584.5 years
James4177.8 years
Robert4079.0 years
Charles3476.7 years
Most common last names in Hockessin, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2278.2 years
Miller1578.1 years
Taylor1584.9 years
Johnson1583.0 years
Brown1482.4 years
Ford1182.2 years
Malin1181.7 years
Thompson1077.7 years
Walker1083.5 years
Jackson1075.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hockessin, DE
  • 54.2%Utility gas
  • 22.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.8%Electricity
  • 4.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hockessin, DE
  • 51.8%Electricity
  • 34.8%Utility gas
  • 10.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Hockessin compared to Delaware state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Hockessin on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of elementary and middle school students in private schools (1,000+ students)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in United Kingdom (population 500+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Yugoslavia (population 500+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Melanesia (population 500+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Micronesia (population 500+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Polynesia (population 500+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of high school students in private schools (500+ students)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Malaysia (population 500+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Born at sea (population 500+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: management occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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