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New Castle County, DE


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-DE-MD-NJ
Designated Market Area: Philadelphia, PA-DE-NJ
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Urban Suburbs

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2022 population: 575,494   ( 37,015 from 2010)
Land area: 426.3 square miles
Population density: 1349.9 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:309,555 53.79% 6.7%
Black:149,50425.98% 20.2%
Indian:1,0850.19% 10.3%
Asian:35,9126.24% 54.6%
2+ races:14,2482.48% 39.6%
Hispanic:65,19011.33% 38.9%
Total non-White:265,93946.21% 28.7%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:13,863 12.1
Deaths:13,35511.7
Net Migration: 1,4421.3
Net Immigration: 2,5312.2
Change in White population:-22,281 -4.1
Change in Non-White pop.:59,296 11.0




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
538,479
331,83661.62%
124,42623.11%
9840.18%
23,2344.31%
10,2051.90%
46,9218.71%
206,64338.38%

2000
500,265
353,76070.71%
99,64819.92%
8060.16%
12,9952.60%
6,1321.23%
26,2935.26%
146,50529.29%

1990
441,946
351,43679.52%
71,64316.21%
6930.16%
7,0981.61%
n/a
11,0762.51%
90,51020.48%

1980
398,115
327,10982.16%
59,99015.07%
3620.09%
3,3200.83%
n/a
6,8261.71%
71,00617.84%

1970
385,856
331,05585.80%
48,25812.51%
1990.05%
1,0720.28%
n/a
4,8191.25%
54,801 14.20%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
66,119 13.2
38,1367.6
-5,279-1.1
15,1543.0
-21,924 -4.4
60,138 12.0
1990's
NumberRate
68,989 15.6
38,8808.8
7,6031.7
8,0681.8
2,324 0.5
55,995 12.7
1980's
NumberRate
62,699 15.7
34,047 8.6
18,292 4.6
n/a
24,327 6.1
19,504 4.9
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-19,874 -5.2
n/a
-3,946 -1.0
16,205 4.2

Age, Family & Household Data for New Castle County, DE

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
39.0
121,453 21.1%
454,041 78.9%
92,683 16.1%
220,437
2.52
137,987 62.6%
98,195 71.2%
14,097 10.2%
82,450 37.4%

2010
NumberPercent
37.2
125,079 23.2%
413,400 76.8%
66,222 12.3%
202,651
2.57
134,743 66.5%
94,343 70.0%
15,993 11.9%
67,908 33.5%

2000
NumberPercent
35.1
124,244 24.8%
376,021 75.2%
57,964 11.6%
188,974
2.55
127,997 67.7%
95,914 74.9%
14,044 11.0%
60,977 32.3%

1990
NumberPercent
32.6
105,920 24.0%
336,026 76.0%
50,210 11.4%
164,104
2.61
115,305 70.3%
91,207 79.1%
9,737 8.4%
48,799 29.7%

1980
NumberPercent
30.0
109,306 27.5%
288,809 72.5%
37,380 9.4%
138,702
2.79
102,726 74.1%
83,384 81.2%
9,283 9.0%
35,976 25.9%

2022 Housing Data for New Castle County, DE

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units233,746 
Median Value$312,000 
Occupied220,43794.3%
Vacant13,3095.7%
Owned150,24568.2%
Rented70,19231.8%
Median Rent$1,327 
Single-Family Units174,35974.6%
    Detached123,41552.8%
    Attached50,94421.8%
Buldings with 5+ Units44,27318.9%
Mobile Homes4,6772.0%

2022 Income & Employment Data for New Castle County, DE

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00010,5554.8%
$10,000 to $14,9995,9092.7%
$15,000 to $19,9995,1352.3%
$20,000 to $24,9996,1552.8%
$25,000 to $29,9997,6593.5%
$30,000 to $34,9997,5793.4%
$35,000 to $39,9997,1273.2%
$40,000 to $44,9996,7333.1%
$45,000 to $49,9996,8113.1%
$50,000 to $59,99914,2766.5%
$60,000 to $74,99919,7859.0%
$75,000 to $99,99929,43513.4%
$100,000 to $124,99922,85410.4%
$125,000 to $149,99918,8028.5%
$150,000 to $199,99923,64510.7%
$200,000 or more27,97712.7%
Median Household Income85,309 
Per Capita Income44,725 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state100 
Compared to U.S.106 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI9,6284.4%
Public Assistance5,0822.3%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps22,77610.3%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed241,67173.0%
Unemployed13,9814.2%
In Armed Forces1,0920.3%
Total Labor Force256,74477.5%
Not in Labor Force74,41822.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 26.7%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector104,38191,51853.3%
Non-Profit9,49818,95933.4%
Self-Employed14,4808,65862.6%
Local Government4,6786,49341.9%
State Government9,40612,96142.1%
Federal Government4,1162,98757.9%
Total Private + Self118,861100,17654.3%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.27,69841,40040.1%
Total146,559141,57650.9%
Pct. Govt.14.1%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts54,63718.9%
Sales and Office Occupations56,45519.5%
Professional, Technical77,06526.7%
Service Occupations47,12916.3%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing9390.3%
All others53,51418.5%
White Collar 65.2%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance42,21914.6%
Retail trade31,86711.0%
Educational services29,58110.2%
Finance and insurance28,95410.0%
Professional, scientific, technical22,1867.7%
Manufacturing20,8867.2%
Construction17,2066.0%
Accommodation and food services16,7735.8%
Transportation and warehousing16,3395.7%
Public administration14,2284.9%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.12,7244.4%
Other services12,0044.2%
Arts, entertainment, recreation5,5901.9%
Wholesale trade5,4481.9%
Real estate and rental and leasing4,4231.5%
Information3,4591.2%
Utilities2,3860.8%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,6780.6%
Management6170.2%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction2320.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for New Castle County, DE

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican24,9074.37%
Puerto Rican19,1573.36%
Cuban8410.15%
Dominican4,5820.80%
Total Central American3,3140.58%
Costa Rican4230.07%
Guatemalan9730.17%
Honduran7340.13%
Nicaraguan1910.03%
Panamanian5210.09%
Salvadoran4600.08%
Other Central American120.00%
Total South American5,0400.88%
Argentinean7640.13%
Bolivian880.02%
Chilean7750.14%
Colombian1,8170.32%
Ecuadorian6470.11%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian5800.10%
Uruguayan400.01%
Venezuelan3240.06%
Other South American50.00%
Other Hispanic3,8440.67%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian15,2582.67%
Chinese7,4121.30%
Filipino2,6540.47%
Korean1,4650.26%
Vietnamese1,2130.21%
Bangladeshi8280.15%
Japanese6240.11%
Taiwanese3850.07%
Indonesian880.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English453,54584.1%
Spanish42,5387.9%
Other Indo-European11,2222.1%
Chinese7,2981.4%
Other Asian5,7841.1%
Other5,3791.0%
French, Haitian, Cajun3,4340.6%
Arabic2,6280.5%
Tagalog1,8420.3%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
Irish79,59113.9%
German65,07311.4%
Italian53,8589.4%
English50,4378.8%
Polish24,8014.3%
American16,3472.9%
Scottish7,4161.3%
French6,4641.1%
African5,5441.0%
European5,1420.9%
Welsh4,4700.8%
Dutch4,1510.7%
Jamaican3,6690.6%
Russian3,5290.6%
Swedish3,5100.6%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen539,97594.6%
Not a citizen30,5925.4%
Native503,35888.2%
Foreign-born67,20911.8%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for New Castle County, DE

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
11,319 2.9%18,351 4.6%112,020 28.3%102,388 25.9%86,580 21.9%64,765 16.4%
  Average years of education: 14.0
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 11,319 2.9%
9-12 Years 18,351 4.6%
H.S. Grad or GED 112,020 28.3%
Some College 102,388 25.9%
Bach. Degree 86,580 21.9%
Grad Degree 64,765 16.4%
Average years of education: 14.0

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for New Castle County, DE

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 239,872 228,419 11,453 4.8% 4.4%
1991 237,741 222,984 14,757 6.2% 5.9%
1992 237,619 224,805 12,814 5.4% 5.2%
1993 243,128 231,699 11,429 4.7% 4.9%
1994 248,171 236,943 11,228 4.5% 4.7%
1995 247,517 237,367 10,150 4.1% 4.3%
1996 249,789 236,894 12,895 5.2% 5.0%
1997 252,034 242,205 9,829 3.9% 4.0%
1998 256,142 247,466 8,676 3.4% 3.5%
1999 258,109 250,382 7,727 3.0% 3.3%
2000 270,201 260,831 9,370 3.5% 3.6%
2001 275,178 265,546 9,632 3.5% 3.6%
2002 268,702 256,933 11,769 4.4% 4.3%
2003 266,305 253,960 12,345 4.6% 4.5%
2004 266,557 254,421 12,136 4.6% 4.3%
2005 270,827 257,751 13,076 4.8% 4.5%
2006 276,128 264,775 11,353 4.1% 3.9%
2007 276,948 266,780 10,168 3.7% 3.6%
2008 279,751 265,800 13,951 5.0% 5.0%
2009 271,845 248,960 22,885 8.4% 8.4%
2010 272,650 249,470 23,180 8.5% 8.7%
2011 277,758 257,356 20,402 7.3% 7.6%
2012 278,591 259,505 19,086 6.9% 7.1%
2013 277,211 259,476 17,735 6.4% 6.6%
2014 282,923 267,664 15,259 5.4% 5.6%
2015 289,489 276,051 13,438 4.6% 4.8%
2016 291,757 278,853 12,904 4.4% 4.5%
2017 295,130 282,287 12,843 4.4% 4.4%
2018 297,424 286,739 10,685 3.6% 3.7%
2019 300,688 290,044 10,644 3.5% 3.7%
2020 298,640 275,601 23,039 7.7% 7.8%
2021 301,965 285,504 16,461 5.5% 5.5%
2022 304,561 291,284 13,277 4.4% 4.5%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com