Brookside, DE Profile: Facts & Data


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Brookside, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Brookside Census Designated Place had a population of 14,723 as of July 1, 2018. Brookside ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Brookside is located at latitude 39.6666 and longitude -75.7153 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Brookside Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Brookside Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389250) 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 Brookside Census Designated Place is located within Newark Division of New Castle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brookside population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookside: Brookside Park.

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Brookside, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,723
Population in Households 14,610
Population in Familes 11,792
Population in Group Qrtrs 113
Population Density1 3,730
Diversity Index2 66


Median Household Income $59,969
Average Household Income $69,700
Per Capita Income $25,712


Total Housing Units 5,677 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,398 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,941 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 337 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $203,216
Average Home Value $204,538


Total Households 5,340
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 3,604
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.31% 0.15%
Households 0.25% 0.13%
Families -0.1% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

Brookside, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookside to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 7 92nd
Population Density # 8 91st
Diversity Index # 14 84th
Median Household Income # 37 53rd
Per Capita Income # 52 34th

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