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New Castle County, Delaware

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Population:

  • Total Population: 500,265
  • Males: 242,823
  • Females: 257,442

Ethnicity:

  • White: 353,821
  • Black/African American: 98,672
  • Hispanic: 26,307
  • Native American/Eskimo: 736
  • Asian: 13,153
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 192
  • Other: 481
  • 2 or more: 6,903

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (417,425)
  2. Spanish (24,480)
  3. Chinese (2,955)
  4. Italian (2,270)
  5. French (2,245)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 32,841

  1. Mexico (5,996)
  2. India (3,412)
  3. China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2,204)
  4. United Kingdom (1,779)
  5. Jamaica (1,377)
  6. Germany (1,218)
  7. Korea (1,163)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (126,612)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (28,460)
  3. Jewish Estimate (11,900)
  4. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (11,350)
  5. Episcopal Church (9,162)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 134,117
    • Sensory: 11,309
    • Physical: 32,717
    • Mental: 20,365
    • Self-care: 9,964
    • Go outside home: 25,235
    • Employment: 33,164

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 4,298

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 188,935
    • Utility gas: 93,110
    • Bottled or LP gas: 7,058
    • Electricity: 42,203
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 45,039
    • Coal or Coke: 36
    • Wood: 329
    • Solar Energy: 33
    • Other fuel: 794
    • No fuel used: 333

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 336,389
    • No vehicle: 25,740
    • 1 or more vehicle: 310,649

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 1,897
    • No High School: 10,778
    • Some High School: 34,570
    • High School: 96,294
    • Some College: 63,540
    • Associate's Degree: 21,957
    • College Degree: 59,976
    • Master's Degree: 22,746
    • Professional Degree: 6,534
    • Doctoral Degree: 6,518

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 188,935
    • Owners with phone: 132,143
    • Owners without phone: 350
    • Renters with phone: 54,838
    • Renters without phone: 1,604

    10 closest counties:

    1. Salem County, New Jersey
    2. Chester County, Pennsylvania
    3. Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    4. Cecil County, Maryland
    5. Gloucester County, New Jersey
    6. Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
    7. Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    8. Cumberland County, New Jersey
    9. Kent County, Delaware
    10. Camden County, New Jersey

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    19701, 19702, 19703, 19706, 19707, 19708, 19709, 19710, 19711, 19712, 19713, 19714, 19715, 19716, 19717, 19718, 19720, 19721, 19725, 19726, 19730, 19731, 19732, 19733, 19734, 19735, 19736, 19801, 19802, 19803, 19804, 19805, 19806, 19807, 19808, 19809, 19810, 19850, 19880, 19884, 19885, 19886, 19887, 19889, 19890, 19891, 19892, 19893, 19894, 19895, 19896, 19897, 19898, 19899

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WTLF (530 TV) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WDPB (770 TV) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WMHS (88.1 FM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WXHL-FM (89.1 FM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WVUD (91.3 FM) NEWARK, DE
    • WMPH (91.7 FM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WSTW (93.7 FM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WQJZ (97.1 FM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WICO-FM (97.5 FM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WAFL (97.7 FM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM) CLAYMONT, DE
    • WJKS (101.7 FM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WXCY (103.7 FM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WXJN (105.9 FM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WAMO-FM (106.7 FM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WGSM (107.1 FM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WYUS (930 AM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WDEL (1150 AM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WAMS (1260 AM) NEWARK, DE
    • WICO (1320 AM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WTMC (1380 AM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WILM (1450 AM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WFAI (1510 AM) WILMINGTON, DE
    • WSRY (1550 AM) CHRISTIANA, DE
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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