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Hockessin, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Hockessin Census Designated Place had a population of 14,181 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Hockessin is located at latitude 39.784 and longitude -75.6807 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Hockessin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 259 feet.

The Hockessin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389937) 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 Hockessin Census Designated Place is located within Piedmont Division of New Castle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hockessin 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 Hockessin: Hocesion, Hockessing, Occasian, Occasion, Ockession, Okesan, Okeshion, Okesian, Okession.

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


Total Population 14,181
Population in Households 13,897
Population in Familes 12,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 284
Population Density1 1,412
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 5,025
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 4,075
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,396 (86.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 629 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 1.3%)
Median Home Value $440,275
Average Home Value $478,367


Median Household Income $124,883
Average Household Income $165,834
Per Capita Income $59,901
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.34%
Households 0.71% 0.41%
Families 0.48% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Hockessin, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hockessin 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 # 8 91st
Population Density1 # 38 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 58 26th
Median Household Income # 3 97th
Per Capita Income # 6 94th

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