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Hockessin, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Hockessin Census Designated Place had a population of 14,181 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Hockessin is located at latitude 39.784 and longitude -75.6807 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Hockessin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 259 feet.

The Hockessin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389937) 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 Hockessin Census Designated Place is located within Piedmont Division of New Castle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hockessin 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 Hockessin: Hocesion, Hockessing, Occasian, Occasion, Ockession, Okesan, Okeshion, Okesian, Okession.

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


Total Population 14,181
Daytime Population: Workers 5,930
Daytime Population: Residents 6,982
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,912
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 13,897
Population in Familes 12,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 284
Population Density2 1,412
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $124,883
Average Household Income $165,834
Per Capita Income $59,901


Total Housing Units 5,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,396 (86.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 629 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 1.3%)
Median Home Value $440,275
Average Home Value $478,367


Total Households 5,025
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 4,075
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 0.65% 0.34%
Households 0.71% 0.41%
Families 0.48% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.63%

Hockessin, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hockessin 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 # 8 91st
Population Density # 38 52nd
Diversity Index # 58 26th
Median Household Income # 3 97th
Per Capita Income # 6 94th

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