North Star, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Star, Delaware - Basic Facts

The North Star Census Designated Place had a population of 8,208 as of July 1, 2016. North Star ranks in 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 North Star is located at latitude 39.7525 and longitude -75.7349 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the North Star Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 351 feet.

The North Star Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389585) 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 North Star Census Designated Place is located within Piedmont Division of New Castle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Star 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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North Star, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,208
Population in Households 8,208
Population in Familes 7,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,207
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 2,828
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 2,496
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,878 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,748 (95.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 ( 2.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $457,254
Average Home Value $497,935


Median Household Income $149,343
Average Household Income $186,946
Per Capita Income $64,411
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.64%
Households 0.48% 0.64%
Families 0.41% 0.59%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
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.

North Star, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Star 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 # 13 84th
Population Density1 # 49 38th
Diversity Index2 # 60 23rd
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 3 97th

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