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The City of Delaware City had a population of 1,890 as of July 1, 2022. Delaware City ranks in the lower 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 Delaware City is located at latitude 39.5779 and longitude -75.5888 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Delaware City 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 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.

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

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Delaware City, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,890 (100%)
Population in Households 1,889 (99.9%)
Population in Families 1,533 (81.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 1,016
Diversity Index2 48


Median Household Income $65,393
Average Household Income $82,200
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $32,483
Wealth Index5 66


Total HU (Housing Units) 798 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 523 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 225 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $267,227
Average Home Value $291,937
Housing Affordability Index3 119


Total Households 748
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 512
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.12% -0.27%
Households 0.06% -0.19%
Families   -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.50%
Owner Occupied HU   0.04%

Delaware City, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delaware City to the other 79 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 44 46th
Population Density # 61 24th
Median Household Income # 43 47th
Housing Affordability Index # 28 35th
Per Capita Income # 47 42nd
Diversity Index # 53 34th

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