Pike Creek Valley, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pike Creek Valley, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Pike Creek Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 11,319 as of July 1, 2016. Pike Creek Valley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pike Creek Valley is located at latitude 39.7296 and longitude -75.7012 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Pike Creek Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 239 feet.

The Pike Creek Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583320) 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 Pike Creek Valley Census Designated Place is located within Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood Division of New Castle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pike Creek Valley 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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Pike Creek Valley, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,319
Population in Households 11,147
Population in Familes 8,180
Population in Group Qrtrs 172
Population Density1 4,382
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 5,041
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 2,839
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,092 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,949 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 279 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $265,138
Average Home Value $289,947


Median Household Income $73,974
Average Household Income $91,960
Per Capita Income $41,276
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.32%
Households 0.06% 0.29%
Families 0.26% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Pike Creek Valley, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pike Creek Valley 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 # 10 88th
Population Density1 # 6 94th
Diversity Index2 # 43 45th
Median Household Income # 16 81st
Per Capita Income # 16 81st

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