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New Castle County, Delaware (DE)


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County population in 2012: 546,076 (95% urban, 5% rural); it was 500,265 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 108,007
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 33,318
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 132,493
Renter-occupied apartments: 61,326 (it was 56,442 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

28%

Land area: 426 sq. mi.
Water area: 67.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 1271 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in New Castle County: 104.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (25.5%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (17.9%), Educational,health and social services (17.3%), Construction (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in New Castle County, Delaware:


Median resident age:  37.0 years
Delaware median age:  38.0 years

Males: 260,671  (45.1%)
Females: 277,808  (54.9%)

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New Castle County,DE real estate house value trend



Average household size:
New Castle County:

2.0 people
Delaware:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $62,293 ($52,419 in 1999)
This county:

$62293
Delaware:

$56860

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $806 (lower quartile is $637, upper quartile is $971)
This county:

$806
State:

$778


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $260,900 (it was $132,900 in 2000)
New Castle County:

$260,900
Delaware:

$249,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $188,300 - $356,900

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $357,084
Here:

$357,084
State:

$306,906

Townhouses or other attached units: $224,854
Here:

$224,854
State:

$215,864

In 2-unit structures: $2,124,057
Here:

$2,124,057
State:

$655,147

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $310,179
Here:

$310,179
State:

$306,267

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $179,447
Here:

$179,447
State:

$185,545

Mobile homes: $59,539
Here:

$59,539
State:

$45,161
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,650
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $425

Institutionalized population: 7,943

New Castle County, DE map from a distance

Health of residents in New Castle County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
77.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
47.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
82.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
79.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.
19.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,485 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,083 (0.4%)


New Castle County household income distribution in 2009 New Castle County home values distribution


New Castle County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 9.8%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.0% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 9.8%
New Castle County:

9.8%
Delaware:

10.8%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.0% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in New Castle County is $742 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $886 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1061 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wilmington, Newark, Pike Creek, Bear, Brookside, Hockessin, Glasgow, Claymont, North Star, Wilmington Manor.

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

2005 air pollution in New Castle County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.018 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.128 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.086 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 23 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 65 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 36 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.007 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.053 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.


Local government website: www.co.new-castle.de.us

Click to draw/clear New Castle County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in New Castle County: Germany Industrial Park (A), Boxwood Industrial Park (B), Carrcroft Station (C), Cliffs Station (D), Rock Manor Golf Course (E), Southgate Industrial Park (F), Delaware River and Bay Monument (G), New Castle Industrial Park (H), Cavaliers Country Club (I), Naamans Professional Center (J), Harmony Industrial Park (K), Blodgetts Corners (L), Prices Corner Center (M), State Road (N), Powells Corners (O), Canadas Beach (P), Prices Corners (Q), Canal Station (R), Brandywine Town Center (S), Coldwell Corners (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Canby Park Shopping Center (1), Miller Road Shopping Center (2), Triangle Mall (3), Talleyville Shopping Center (4), Mill Creek Shopping Center (5), Midway Shopping Center (6), Meadowood Shopping Center (7), Marsh Road Shopping Center (8), Fairfax Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in New Castle County include: New Life Christian Fellowship Church (A), All Nations Fellowship Church (B), Faith Lutheran Church (C), Liberty Baptist Church (D), Parkview Assembly of God (E), Good Shepherd Baptist Church (F), Saint Johns Holy Angels Church (G), Temple Beth El (H), Cornerstone United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Paul Cemetery (1), Salem Methodist Cemetery (2), Potters Field Cemetery (3), Salem Cemetery (4), Asbury Cemetery (5), Mount Pisgah Cemetery (6), Gracelawn Memorial Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Tailings Pond (A), Lums Pond (B), White Swan Lake (C), Smalleys Pond (D), Nemours Pond (E), Bellevue Lake (F), Silver Lake (G), Porter Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hangmans Run (A), Turkey Run (B), Green Spring Branch (C), Fishing Creek (D), East Branch Christina River (E), Drawyer Creek (F), Leatherems Run (G), Doll Run (H), Dogwood Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in New Castle County include: Ommelander Park (1), Banning Park (2), Lums Pond State Park (3), Becks Pond Park (4), Highland West Park (5), Coventry Ridge Park (6), Glendale Park (7), Powell Ford Park (8), Stafford Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Deemers Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Salem County, New Jersey , Kent County , Cecil County, Maryland , Gloucester County, New Jersey , Kent County, Maryland , Chester County, Pennsylvania , Chester County, Pennsylvania , Salem County, New Jersey , Delaware County, Pennsylvania .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 37,364
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 32,841 (43% naturalized citizens)

New Castle County:

6.6%
Whole state:

5.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.6%

New Castle County marital status for males
New Castle County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in New Castle County with a mortgage: 91,159 (11,198 second mortgage, 14,620 home equity loan, 527 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 28,393

Here:

76.3% with mortgage
State:

73.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.66%
Here45.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 228,405
Total congregations: 278

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents126,612 (55.4%)28,460 (12.5%)11,900 (5.2%)11,350 (5.0%)9,162 (4.0%)
Congregations36 (12.9%)54 (19.4%)6 (2.2%)26 (9.4%)19 (6.8%)
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents5,384 (2.4%)4,527 (2.0%)4,132 (1.8%)3,691 (1.6%)23,187 (10.2%)
Congregations11 (4.0%)11 (4.0%)11 (4.0%)3 (1.1%)101 (36.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in New Castle County - Wilmington, Newark, Pike Creek, Bear, Brookside

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
This 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.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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%
Delaware:

9.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.7%
Delaware:

27.9%



Agriculture in New Castle County:

Average size of farms: 199 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $76,384
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $401.89
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 37.63%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $81,007
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 80.73%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $91,665
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.36%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.74
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 38.01%
Corn for grain: 17456 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 12029 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 29720 harvested acres
Vegetables: 912 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 42 acres

Earthquake activity:

New Castle County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Delaware state average. It is 81% 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 49.3 miles away from the county 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 48.4 miles away from the county 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 68.4 miles away from the county center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 13.9 miles away from New Castle County center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in New Castle County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in New Castle County (%):





New Castle County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 193,564 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 26,842 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7,986 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 58 (0%)
  • Railroad: 1,351 (1%)
  • Taxi: 40 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 268 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 466 (0%)
  • Walked: 6,748 (3%)
  • Other means: 1,376 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 6,428 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in New Castle County, Delaware in 2000:

People in group quarters in New Castle County, Delaware in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $67,070.

5.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Delaware average:

6.10%


0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($663 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.14%
Delaware average:

0.14%

0.43% relocated from other counties in Delaware ($3,317 average AGI)
4.53% relocated from other states ($50,344 average AGI)
New Castle County:

4.53%
Delaware average:

4.84%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Delaware County, PA  0.45% ($53,242 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.37% ($46,448)
from Chester County, PA  0.31% ($65,065)
from Kent County, DE  0.30% ($41,164)
from Cecil County, MD  0.30% ($43,432)
from Montgomery County, PA  0.09% ($67,476)
from Camden County, NJ  0.09% ($50,310)


5.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($63,039 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Delaware average:

5.32%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($641 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.10%

0.83% relocated to other counties in Delaware ($8,385 average AGI)
4.30% relocated to other states ($54,013 average AGI)
New Castle County:

4.30%
Delaware average:

4.09%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kent County, DE  0.53% ($46,984 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.38% ($112,586)
to Cecil County, MD  0.33% ($47,882)
to Delaware County, PA  0.29% ($57,187)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.22% ($42,845)
to Montgomery County, PA  0.08% ($52,284)
to Salem County, NJ  0.06% ($42,120)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Births per 1000 population in New Castle County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Deaths per 1000 population in New Castle County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in New Castle County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 66,500 (56,658 aged, 9,842 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.58
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12052.85
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 214.090
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33090.55

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1352.940
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 820.640
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 27.72

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47.64
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84.13

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.58
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 56.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 37.3
  • Cut/Pierce - 7.8
  • Other - 11.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 43.2
  • Suffocation - 28.7
  • Poisoning - 20.1
  • Other - 14.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 521,325

Size of family households: 53,371 2-persons, 33,308 3-persons, 27,749 4-persons, 12,514 5-persons, 4,804 6-persons, 2,997 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 52,987 1-person, 11,297 2-persons, 1,958 3-persons, 1,270 4-persons, 270 5-persons, 90 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons.

89.3% of residents of New Castle County speak English at home.
5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,654,271,000 ($5110 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $132,369,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,094,883,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $530,428,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $28,947,000
Federal grants: $696,420,000
Federal procurement contracts: $88,137,000 ($31,422,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $215,456,000 ($38,252,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $48,825,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $328,167,000
Federal Government insurance: $360,395,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 37,326
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 21,506
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8,519
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,043
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State +33 per 1000 residents

Population growth in New Castle County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 71.85 millions of gallons per day (31% from ground, 69% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in New Castle County, Delaware
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 63
  • 2 rooms: 372
  • 3 rooms: 2,360
  • 4 rooms: 5,626
  • 5 rooms: 15,208
  • 6 rooms: 29,250
  • 7 rooms: 26,805
  • 8 rooms: 26,747
  • 9+ rooms: 26,062
  • 1 room: 2,159
  • 2 rooms: 5,391
  • 3 rooms: 11,740
  • 4 rooms: 14,015
  • 5 rooms: 11,908
  • 6 rooms: 6,482
  • 7 rooms: 2,634
  • 8 rooms: 1,326
  • 9+ rooms: 787
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in New Castle County, Delaware
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 229
  • 1 bedroom: 2,382
  • 2 bedrooms: 17,045
  • 3 bedrooms: 65,410
  • 4 bedrooms: 41,714
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5,713
  • no bedroom: 2,605
  • 1 bedroom: 18,599
  • 2 bedrooms: 22,384
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,446
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,047
  • 5+ bedrooms: 361
Cars and other vehicles available in New Castle County, Delaware in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 5,220
  • 1 vehicle: 37,580
  • 2 vehicles: 63,465
  • 3 vehicles: 19,856
  • 4 vehicles: 4,852
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,520
  • no vehicle: 11,464
  • 1 vehicle: 27,720
  • 2 vehicles: 14,152
  • 3 vehicles: 2,242
  • 4 vehicles: 587
  • 5+ vehicles: 277

57% of New Castle County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 8% lived in Delaware.

New Castle County:

56.7%
State average:

57.3%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $103,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in New Castle County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (52.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27.5%)
  • Electricity (14.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)
  • Utility gas (41.2%)
  • Electricity (39.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13,490
Here:

23.5%
Delaware:

17.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5,178
Here:

18.8%
Delaware:

14.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,875
Here:

22.7%
Delaware:

21.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

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New Castle County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

New Castle County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 126 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,622$210,5592,130$222,22412,426$214,744926$64,73814$2,228,214663$161,38347$38,766
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED121$201,488176$231,2221,149$207,331205$51,6390$043$207,65122$70,864
APPLICATIONS DENIED386$201,560380$171,5264,644$209,6761,018$40,2081$10,100,000292$111,442105$36,800
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN238$211,651211$206,7302,607$220,297164$118,9330$0109$170,3398$79,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS61$192,00053$211,226852$217,10396$149,0520$032$138,1255$36,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 114 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED394$249,198277$253,4224$264,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED88$249,295109$253,00910$125,100
APPLICATIONS DENIED55$210,12792$252,4351$195,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN24$249,91731$229,2900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$266,1675$193,6003$95,667
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in New Castle County, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3,90973.4 years
Mary3,61479.5 years
William3,41573.2 years
James2,61471.3 years
Joseph2,06273.2 years
Charles1,92473.4 years
Robert1,91670.3 years
Helen1,74479.7 years
Margaret1,67379.0 years
George1,67074.3 years
Most common last names in New Castle County, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,07374.2 years
Brown86173.3 years
Johnson81872.2 years
Jones76472.9 years
Davis60973.8 years
Williams60472.4 years
Miller50174.7 years
Wilson49673.2 years
Taylor48275.3 years
Moore40273.4 years
Businesses in New Castle County, DE
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven22KFC8
ALDO1Kincaid1
AMF Bowling1Kmart4
AT&T10Kohl's4
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kroger2
Aeropostale3La-Z-Boy5
Aerosoles1Lane Bryant1
AmericInn1Lane Furniture10
American Eagle Outfitters2LensCrafters3
Ann Taylor3Little Caesars Pizza3
Apple Store1Lowe's5
Applebee's7Macy's2
Arby's8Marriott6
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls2
AutoZone6MasterBrand Cabinets44
Avenue2McDonald's20
BMW1Men's Wearhouse4
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Motel 61
Bakers1Motherhood Maternity6
Banana Republic1New Balance10
Baskin-Robbins1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works3Nike27
Bebe1Office Depot2
Bed Bath & Beyond2Old Country Buffet1
Best Western1Old Navy2
Blockbuster7Olive Garden2
Brookstone1Outback1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Outback Steakhouse1
Budget Car Rental2Pac Sun2
Buffalo Wild Wings4Panera Bread3
Burger King13Papa John's Pizza9
Buybuy BABY1Payless7
CVS1Penske3
Cache1PetSmart2
Casual Male XL1Pier 1 Imports2
Catherines1Pizza Hut6
Chick-Fil-A4Popeyes2
Chico's1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Quality2
Cinnabon 3Quiznos4
Clarion1RadioShack12
Clarks1Ramada1
Cold Stone Creamery2Raymour & Flanigan2
Coldwater Creek1Red Lobster2
Comfort Inn1Red Robin3
Costco1Red Roof Inn1
Cricket Wireless19Rite Aid24
Curves7Ruby Tuesday5
DHL5Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Dairy Queen4SAS Shoes2
Days Inn2Safeway3
Deb1Sears11
Decora Cabinetry8Sephora1
Dennys1Sleep Inn1
Domino's Pizza8Spencer Gifts1
DressBarn4Sprint Nextel8
Dunkin Donuts42Staples5
Econo Lodge2Starbucks11
Express2Subway20
Famous Footwear2Super 82
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile22
FedEx93T.G.I. Driday's3
Firestone Complete Auto Care3T.J.Maxx2
Foot Locker2Taco Bell9
Forever 211Talbots3
GNC16Target2
GameStop11The Cheesecake Factory1
Gap2The Limited1
Goodwill8The Room Place4
Gymboree1Toys"R"Us2
H&M2Trader Joe's1
H&R Block18True Value2
Hardee's1U-Haul20
Holiday Inn3UPS76
Hollister Co.1Urban Outfitters1
Home Depot7Value City Furniture1
Homestead Studio Suites1Vans5
Hot Topic2Verizon Wireless10
Howard Johnson1Victoria's Secret2
IHOP4Vons2
J. Jill1Waffle House1
J.Crew1Walgreens35
JCPenney2Walmart3
JoS. A. Bank2Wendy's9
Jones New York10Wet Seal1
Journeys2YMCA7
Just Tires2
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