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The Hockessin Census Designated Place had a population of 14,213 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Hockessin is located at latitude 39.7876 and longitude -75.6966 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Hockessin Census Designated Place 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 14,213
Population in Households 13,939
Population in Familes 12,676
Population in Group Qrtrs 274
Population Density2 1,416
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $123,783
Average Household Income $164,488
Per Capita Income $59,230


Total Housing Units 5,134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,367 (85.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 655 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $444,198
Average Home Value $477,759


Total Households 5,022
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 4,062
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.6% 0.38%
Households 0.62% 0.41%
Families 0.39% 0.32%
Median Household Income   -0.55%
Per Capita Income   0.44%

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, 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 # 8 91st
Population Density # 39 51st
Diversity Index # 57 27th
Median Household Income # 2 99th
Per Capita Income # 6 94th

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