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North Star, Delaware - Basic Facts

The North Star Census Designated Place had a population of 8,442 as of July 1, 2019. North Star ranks in the lower quartile for 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 North Star is located at latitude 39.7612 and longitude -75.7191 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the North Star Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 351 feet.

The North Star Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389585) 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 North Star Census Designated Place is located within Piedmont Division of New Castle County.


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North Star, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

North Star, DE Housing Affordability Index is 170
State of Delaware Housing Affordability Index is 119
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.

WEALTH INDEX

North Star, DE Wealth Index is 335
State of Delaware Wealth Index is 110
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 8,442
Population in Households 8,442
Population in Familes 7,936
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,241
Diversity Index1 33
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $157,362
Average Household Income $200,601
Per Capita Income $69,196
Wealth Index3 335

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,816 (96.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 ( 3.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 0.4%)
Median Home Value $453,073
Housing Affordability Index2 170
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,912
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 2,563
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.61% 0.38%
Households 0.64% 0.4%
Families 0.56% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.31%

North Star, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Star to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 14 83rd
Population Density # 47 40th
Diversity Index # 60 23rd
Median Household Income # 2 99th
Per Capita Income # 6 94th

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