Pike Creek, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pike Creek, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Pike Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 8,005 as of July 1, 2017. Pike Creek 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 is located at latitude 39.7485 and longitude -75.6954 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Pike Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 121 feet.

The Pike Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389667) 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 Census Designated Place is located within Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood Division of New Castle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pike Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 8,005
Daytime Population: Workers 1,188
Daytime Population: Residents 3,328
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,516
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 7,689
Population in Familes 6,404
Population in Group Qrtrs 316
Population Density2 2,908
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $106,052
Average Household Income $127,663
Per Capita Income $50,670


Total Housing Units 3,260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,737 (84.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 460 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 1.9%)
Median Home Value $338,246
Average Home Value $352,338


Total Households 3,197
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,198
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 0.19% -0.03%
Households 0.2% 0.03%
Families 0.04% -0.13%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

Pike Creek, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pike Creek 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 # 16 81st
Population Density # 12 86th
Diversity Index # 50 36th
Median Household Income # 5 95th
Per Capita Income # 10 88th

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