Pike Creek Valley, Delaware

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Population in 2010: 11,217.
Males: 5,296  (47.2%)
Females: 5,921  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

40.5 years
Delaware median age:

41.4 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $76,328
Pike Creek Valley:

$76,328
DE:

$70,176

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $39,576

Pike Creek Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $272,600
Pike Creek Valley:

$272,600
DE:

$261,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $286,610; detached houses: $333,509; townhouses or other attached units: $264,791; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $162,745; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $164,682

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,194.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pike Creek Valley: 101.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.6%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.6% for Black residents, 60.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Pike Creek Valley, DE (2019)
    • 7,33265.6%White alone
    • 1,77115.8%Black alone
    • 8357.5%Asian alone
    • 6055.4%Hispanic
    • 4073.6%Two or more races
    • 1521.4%Other race alone
    • 630.6%American Indian alone
    • 240.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Pike Creek Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Italian (13.7%), German (9.9%), American (9.8%), Irish (8.0%), English (4.7%), Greek (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 230 feet

1,265 residents are foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 1.7% Europe).

This place:

11.5%
Delaware:

9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,474 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,918 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greater Newark, DE (4.6 miles , pop. 67,114).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (34.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Pike Creek, DE (0.3 miles ),
Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood, DE (1.3 miles ),
North Star, DE (1.5 miles ),
Hockessin, DE (1.8 miles ),
Piedmont, DE (2.0 miles ),
Upper Christiana, DE (2.1 miles ),
Greater Newark, DE (2.1 miles ),
Brookside, DE (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 39.74 N, Longitude: 75.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

Distribution of median household income in Pike Creek Valley, DE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Pike Creek Valley, DE in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.8%
Delaware:

4.7%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
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 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.46. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.46
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.343. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.343
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
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 5.6 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 8.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.64
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00391. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00391
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Pike Creek Valley-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Delaware state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Pike Creek Valley place center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 tornado 8.2 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pike Creek Valley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Delaware state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 174.6 miles away from Pike Creek Valley center
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 44.8 miles away from Pike Creek Valley 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 44.0 miles away from Pike Creek Valley center
On 11/30/2017 at 21:47:31, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.9 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 274.8 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 299.9 miles away from Pike Creek Valley 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 (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Pike Creek Valley:

  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - PIKE CREEK (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; WILMINGTON, DE)
  • COMPASSIONATE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; WILMINGTON, DE)
  • COMPASSIONATE CARE HOSPICE OF DELAWARE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; WILMINGTON, DE)
  • MILLCROFT (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; NEWARK, DE)
  • EMILY P. BISSELL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WILMINGTON, DE)
  • COKESBURY VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HOCKESSIN, DE)
  • REGAL HEIGHTS HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HOCKESSIN, DE)

Amtrak stations near Pike Creek Valley:

  • 6 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.
  • 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.
  • 19 miles: COATESVILLE (3RD AVE. & FLEETWOOD ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Pike Creek Valley:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pike Creek Valley:

  • University of Delaware (about 5 miles; Newark, DE; Full-time enrollment: 20,078)
  • Wilmington University (about 8 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 10,072)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 8 miles; Wilmington, DE; FT enrollment: 4,972)
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (about 14 miles; Lincoln University, PA; FT enrollment: 2,042)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (about 16 miles; West Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 14,492)
  • Neumann University (about 17 miles; Aston, PA; FT enrollment: 2,622)
  • Widener University-Main Campus (about 21 miles; Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 4,051)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Mill Creek Fire Company Ambulance Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Center: Pike Creek Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Pike Creek Valley include: Skyline United Methodist Church (A), Parkview Assembly of God (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

2.2 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

55.6%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.8%
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
153 people in college/university student housing in 2010
117 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Pike Creek Valley:

Marital status in Pike Creek Valley, DE
  • Never married: 36.1%
  • Now married: 42.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

For population 25 years and over in Pike Creek Valley:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Delaware average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Pike Creek Valley
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pike Creek Valley, 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.
Delaware:

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

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
This county:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
State:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
New Castle County:

26.7%
Delaware:

27.9%

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pike Creek Valley:

  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WDEL (1150 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WAMS (1260 AM; 1 kW; NEWARK, DE; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pike Creek Valley:

  • 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)
  • WVUD (91.3 FM; NEWARK, DE; Owner: UNIVERSITYOF DELAWARE)
  • 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.)
  • WXHL-FM (89.1 FM; CHRISTIANA, DE; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WPTP (96.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Pike Creek Valley:

  • 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.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

Pike Creek Valley fatal accident list:

Oct 17, 2014 00:03 AM, Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Lat: 39.714411, Lon: -75.710889, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 240ft / 73.1mTotal length
  • $1,864,000Total costs
  • 273,549Total average daily traffic
  • 16,029Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Pike Creek Valley, DE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 61990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pike Creek Valley, DE
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pike Creek Valley, DE
  • 42.3%Electricity
  • 33.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.5%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pike Creek Valley, DE
  • 60.0%Electricity
  • 33.3%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Pike Creek Valley compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Micronesia (population 500+)"
  • #24 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 most residents born in Other South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Born at sea (population 500+)"
  • #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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