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Delaware City, Delaware - Basic Facts

The City of Delaware City had a population of 1,766 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Delaware City is located at latitude 39.5797 and longitude -75.5952 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Delaware City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Delaware City (GNIS ID: 2390581) 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 City of Delaware City is located within Red Lion Division of New Castle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Delaware City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Delaware City: Newbold's Landing.

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Delaware City, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,766
Daytime Population: Workers 1,436
Daytime Population: Residents 799
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,235
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 1,766
Population in Familes 1,449
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,436
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $63,076
Average Household Income $71,735
Per Capita Income $27,773


Total Housing Units 771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 460 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 223 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $203,241
Average Home Value $200,271


Total Households 683
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 474
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.57% 0.26%
Households 0.49% 0.29%
Families 0.26% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Delaware City, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delaware City to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 40 49th
Population Density # 35 56th
Diversity Index # 53 32nd
Median Household Income # 31 61st
Per Capita Income # 39 51st

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