Brookside, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brookside, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Brookside Census Designated Place had a population of 14,596 as of July 1, 2016. Brookside ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Brookside is located at latitude 39.6666 and longitude -75.7153 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Brookside Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Brookside Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389250) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Brookside Census Designated Place is located within Newark Division of New Castle County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookside: Brookside Park.

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


Total Population 14,596
Population in Households 14,478
Population in Familes 11,619
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density1 3,698
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 5,311
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 3,596
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,466 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,845 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 367 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $196,543
Average Home Value $198,146


Median Household Income $57,962
Average Household Income $68,693
Per Capita Income $25,411
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.47%
Households 0.24% 0.45%
Families -0.17% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Brookside, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookside 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 # 7 92nd
Population Density1 # 8 91st
Diversity Index2 # 16 81st
Median Household Income # 39 51st
Per Capita Income # 48 39th

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