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The Village of Arden had a population of 421 as of July 1, 2021. Arden 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 Arden is located at latitude 39.8093 and longitude -75.4866 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Arden encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 253 feet.

The Village of Arden has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arden: Arden Village, Grubbs.

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Arden, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 421 (100%)
Population in Households 420 (99.8%)
Population in Families 279 (66.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 1,675
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $77,895
Average Household Income $124,325
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $61,440
Wealth Index5 184


Total HU (Housing Units) 243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $363,393
Average Home Value $407,586
Housing Affordability Index3 135


Total Households 216
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 108
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.37% -0.33%
Households -0.2% -0.19%
Families 0.0% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.28%

Arden, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arden to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 61 22nd
Population Density # 27 66th
Median Household Income # 24 70th
Housing Affordability Index # 21 27th
Per Capita Income # 12 86th
Diversity Index # 71 9th

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