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. 2013 cost of living index in New Castle County: 104.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.9%), Educational, health and social services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in New Castle County, Delaware:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (61.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (23.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.7%)
  • Asian alone (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
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 2013: $63,109 ($52,419 in 1999)

This county:

$63109
Delaware:

$57846

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $875 (lower quartile is $710, upper quartile is $1,080)
This county:

$875
State:

$841


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $241,700 (it was $132,900 in 2000)
New Castle:

$241,700
Delaware:

$226,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $170,500 - $341,000
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,585
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $460

Institutionalized population: 7,943
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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:

  • 2000: 1640 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2001: 1646 buildings, average cost: $86,600
  • 2002: 2099 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 2003: 1801 buildings, average cost: $80,400
  • 2004: 2027 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2005: 1569 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2006: 1409 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 2007: 1183 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2008: 641 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 2009: 636 buildings, average cost: $84,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,756 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,388 (0.6%)

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 2013: 11.6%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 30.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.3% for American Indian residents, 4.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.1% for other race residents, 20.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.6%
New Castle County:

11.6%
Delaware:

12.4%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 30.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.3% for American Indian residents, 4.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.1% for other race residents, 22.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 28 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: Brandywine, Wilmington, Greater Newark, Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood, Lower Christiana, Central Pencader, Piedmont, Newark, Upper Christiana, Pike Creek.

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.

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Neighboring counties: Salem County, New Jersey .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Delaware:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 10,184
  • 1990 to 1994: 5,251
  • 1985 to 1989: 4,411
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,680
  • 1975 to 1979: 2,147
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,730
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,776
  • 1965 to 1969: 4,662

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

73.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for New Castle County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,17233
Mainline Protestant48,124125
Evangelical Protestant32,993169
Other22,67245
Black Protestant7,21236
Orthodox1,1665
None288,140-
New Castle County Religion Details
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.

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
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 71
This county:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
New Castle County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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:
New Castle County:

8.0%
Delaware:

9.0%

Adult obesity rate:
New Castle County:

26.7%
State:

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 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 49.3 miles away from New Castle 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 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 280.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 301.6 miles away from the county 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 191.3 miles away from New Castle 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (18%)
  • India (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

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

  • Irish (15%)
  • Italian (11%)
  • German (11%)
  • English (9%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Scottish (2%)

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:

  • 7,648 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,965 people in state prisons
  • 2,692 people in nursing homes
  • 1,138 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 318 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 308 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 235 people in other group homes
  • 223 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 206 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 192 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 170 people in religious group quarters
  • 141 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 124 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 88 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 25 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 18 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 7,411 people in college/university student housing
  • 4,515 people in state prisons
  • 2,658 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 569 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 507 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 346 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 313 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 222 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 209 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 183 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 107 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 65 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 31 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,991.

4.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,280 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
Delaware average:

5.01%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($770 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.05%
Delaware average:

0.07%

0.43% relocated from other counties in Delaware ($3,538 average AGI)
3.92% relocated from other states ($43,972 average AGI)
New Castle County:

3.92%
Delaware average:

4.04%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Delaware County, PA  0.37% ($44,388 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.31% ($44,643)
from Kent County, DE  0.29% ($36,003)
from Chester County, PA  0.26% ($51,039)
from Cecil County, MD  0.25% ($45,965)
from Montgomery County, PA  0.09% ($52,812)
from Salem County, NJ  0.06% ($37,687)


4.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Delaware average:

4.68%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,005 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.09%

0.55% relocated to other counties in Delaware ($5,372 average AGI)
3.86% relocated to other states ($47,832 average AGI)
New Castle County:

3.86%
Delaware average:

3.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kent County, DE  0.36% ($37,860 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.28% ($81,288)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.27% ($41,502)
to Delaware County, PA  0.26% ($56,159)
to Cecil County, MD  0.22% ($38,038)
to Montgomery County, PA  0.07% ($63,605)
to Salem County, NJ  0.07% ($30,036)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.9

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 from 2007 to 2013: 7.9

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 from 2007 to 2012: 9.1

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.

79,448 married couples with children.
31,255 single-parent households (6,358 men, 24,897 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 2,197
  • 2000 to 2004: 23,236
  • 1990 to 1999: 30,157
  • 1980 to 1989: 29,805
  • 1970 to 1979: 30,713
  • 1960 to 1969: 30,593
  • 1950 to 1959: 32,174
  • 1940 to 1949: 14,299
  • 1939 or earlier: 25,416
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

New Castle County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Sewerage: $25,438,000
    Police Protection: $17,216,000
    Libraries: $5,395,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,655,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,188,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,357,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $63,134,000
    Sewerage: $53,565,000
    Central Staff Services: $23,885,000
    Housing and Community Development: $19,788,000
    Health - Other: $13,203,000
    Libraries: $13,191,000
    General Public Buildings: $11,486,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,235,000
    Financial Administration: $6,233,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,762,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,233,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,724,000
    Regular Highways: $3,132,000
    General - Other: $1,251,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $420,000
    Air Transportation: $101,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $158,079,000
    Corporate Bonds: $49,307,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $24,965,000
    Benefit Payments: $18,350,000
    Withdrawals: $101,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,571,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Parks and Recreation: $183,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $3,215,000
    Financial Administration: $1,753,000
    Sewerage: $1,220,000
    Police Protection: $719,000
    Parks and Recreation: $276,000
    Libraries: $54,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $98,089,000

New Castle County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $59,105,000
    All Other: $25,080,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,548,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $40,401,000
    From Parent Local Government: $7,582,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $3,481,000
    From Other Governments: $3,041,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $18,614,000
    All Other: $724,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,106,000
    General Local Government Support: $70,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,698,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,371,000
    Rents: $1,009,000
    Sale of Property: $71,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,886,000
    Education: $4,270,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,554,000
    Sewerage: $820,000
    Health and Hospitals: $704,000
    Highways: $525,000
  • Tax - Property: $67,426,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $41,542,000
    Other License: $4,872,000
    NEC: $2,851,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $287,000

New Castle County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $251,481,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $247,481,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $181,150,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $169,145,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,005,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,000,000

New Castle County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $134,427,000
    Total Federal Securities: $22,315,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $147,134,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $247,481,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

New Castle County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

New Castle County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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
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

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-Eleven22Justice2
ALDO1KFC8
AMF Bowling1Kincaid1
AT&T10Kmart4
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kohl's4
Advance Auto Parts4Kroger2
Aeropostale3La-Z-Boy5
Aerosoles1Lane Bryant1
AmericInn1Lane Furniture10
American Eagle Outfitters2LensCrafters3
Ann Taylor3Little Caesars Pizza3
Apple Store1Lowe's5
Applebee's7Macy's2
Arby's8Marriott6
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls2
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets44
AutoZone6Mazda2
Avenue2McDonald's20
BMW1Men's Wearhouse4
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Motel 61
Bakers1Motherhood Maternity6
Banana Republic1New Balance10
Barnes & Noble2New York & Co1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike26
Bath & Body Works3Nissan2
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 BABY1Pathmark4
CVS1Payless7
Cache1Penske3
Casual Male XL1PetSmart2
Catherines1Pier 1 Imports2
Chevrolet3Pizza Hut6
Chick-Fil-A4Plato's Closet1
Chico's1Popeyes2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pottery Barn1
Cinnabon 3Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Clarion1Quality2
Clarks1Quiznos4
Cold Stone Creamery2RadioShack12
Coldwater Creek1Ramada1
Comfort Inn1Raymour & Flanigan2
Costco1Red Lobster2
Cricket Wireless19Red Robin3
Curves7Red Roof Inn1
DHL5Rite Aid24
Dairy Queen4Ruby Tuesday5
Days Inn2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Deb1SAS Shoes2
Decora Cabinetry8Safeway3
Dennys1Sears11
Domino's Pizza8Sephora1
DressBarn4Sheraton2
Dressbarn4Sleep Inn1
Dunkin Donuts42Spencer Gifts1
Econo Lodge2Sprint Nextel8
Express2Staples5
Famous Footwear2Starbucks11
Fashion Bug1Subaru2
FedEx93Subway20
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Super 82
Foot Locker2Superfresh4
Ford4T-Mobile22
Forever 211T.G.I. Driday's3
GNC16T.J.Maxx2
GameStop11Taco Bell9
Gap2Talbots3
Giant3Target2
Goodwill8The Cheesecake Factory1
Gymboree1The Limited1
H&M2The Room Place4
H&R Block18Toyota2
Hardee's1Toys"R"Us2
Hilton6Trader Joe's1
Holiday Inn3True Value2
Hollister Co.1U-Haul20
Home Depot7UPS76
Homestead Studio Suites1Urban Outfitters1
Honda2Value City Furniture1
Hot Topic2Vans5
Howard Johnson1Verizon Wireless10
Hyundai2Victoria's Secret2
IHOP4Volkswagen1
J. Jill1Vons2
J.Crew1Waffle House1
JCPenney2Walgreens35
JoS. A. Bank2Walmart3
Jones New York10Wendy's9
Journeys2Wet Seal1
Just Tires2YMCA7

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