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Pike Creek Valley, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Pike Creek Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 11,343 as of July 1, 2020. Pike Creek Valley ranks in the upper 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 Pike Creek Valley is located at latitude 39.7362 and longitude -75.6983 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Pike Creek Valley Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 239 feet.

The Pike Creek Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583320) 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 Pike Creek Valley Census Designated Place is located within Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood Division of New Castle County.


Pike Creek Valley, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 11,343 (100%)
Population in Households 11,177 (98.5%)
Population in Families 8,143 (71.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 166 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 4,392
Diversity Index2 51


Median Household Income $75,715
Average Household Income $92,777
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $41,486
Wealth Index5 97


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,029 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,056 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $272,033
Average Home Value $288,973
Housing Affordability Index3 165


Total Households 5,085
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,819
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.11% -0.01%
Households 0.12% 0.02%
Families 0.09% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.05%


Pike Creek Valley, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pike Creek Valley to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 10 88th
Population Density # 7 92nd
Median Household Income # 20 75th
Housing Affordability Index # 46 60th
Per Capita Income # 17 79th
Diversity Index # 43 45th

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