Bellefonte, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bellefonte, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Bellefonte had a population of 1,156 as of July 1, 2016. Bellefonte ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Bellefonte is located at latitude 39.7669 and longitude -75.4982 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bellefonte (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 184 feet.

The Town of Bellefonte (GNIS ID: 2390721) 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 Bellefonte is located within Brandywine Division of New Castle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bellefonte population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bellefonte, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,156
Population in Households 1,156
Population in Familes 867
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 6,524
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 507
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 297
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 383 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $218,452
Average Home Value $225,783


Median Household Income $60,585
Average Household Income $74,765
Per Capita Income $32,791
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.5% -0.1%
Households -0.5% -0.12%
Families -0.68% -0.27%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Bellefonte, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bellefonte to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 49 38th
Population Density1 # 2 99th
Diversity Index2 # 63 19th
Median Household Income # 33 58th
Per Capita Income # 24 70th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.