Pike Creek, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pike Creek, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Pike Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 7,966 as of July 1, 2016. Pike Creek 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 is located at latitude 39.7485 and longitude -75.6954 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Pike Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 121 feet.

The Pike Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389667) 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 Census Designated Place is located within Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood Division of New Castle County.

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


Total Population 7,966
Population in Households 7,649
Population in Familes 6,372
Population in Group Qrtrs 317
Population Density1 2,893
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 3,178
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,184
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,733 (84.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 445 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $338,102
Average Home Value $353,147


Median Household Income $108,883
Average Household Income $126,917
Per Capita Income $50,322
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.31%
Households 0.13% 0.33%
Families -0.05% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pike Creek 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 # 14 83rd
Population Density1 # 12 86th
Diversity Index2 # 52 34th
Median Household Income # 5 95th
Per Capita Income # 10 88th

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