Cheswold, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cheswold, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Cheswold had a population of 1,586 as of July 1, 2017. Cheswold ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cheswold is located at latitude 39.2223 and longitude -75.5912 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cheswold (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Town of Cheswold (GNIS ID: 2390786) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Cheswold is located within Dover Division of Kent County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cheswold population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cheswold: Leipsic Station, Moorton.

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Cheswold, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,586
Population in Households 1,586
Population in Familes 1,305
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,233
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 545
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 387
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 595 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 457 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $200,417
Average Home Value $222,088


Median Household Income $48,628
Average Household Income $62,333
Per Capita Income $22,142
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.94% 8.07%
Households 1.83% 7.95%
Families 1.56% 7.82%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cheswold, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheswold to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 42 47th
Population Density1 # 48 39th
Diversity Index2 # 13 84th
Median Household Income # 64 18th
Per Capita Income # 68 13th

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