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Townsend, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Townsend had a population of 2,449 as of July 1, 2017. Townsend 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 Townsend is located at latitude 39.4048 and longitude -75.6991 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Townsend (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Town of Townsend (GNIS ID: 2391448) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Townsend is located within Middletown-Odessa Division of New Castle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Townsend 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 Townsend: Charleston, Charley Town, Charleytown.

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


Total Population 2,449
Daytime Population: Workers 387
Daytime Population: Residents 1,165
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,552
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 2,444
Population in Familes 2,245
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 2,334
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $101,447
Average Household Income $113,184
Per Capita Income $33,526


Total Housing Units 697 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 619 (88.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (10.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 1.0%)
Median Home Value $322,363
Average Home Value $333,911


Total Households 690
Average Household Size 3.54
Family Households 590
Average Family Size 4
  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 2.49% 1.5%
Households 2.28% 1.41%
Families 2.25% 1.32%
Median Household Income   0.31%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Townsend, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Townsend 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 # 34 56th
Population Density # 17 79th
Diversity Index # 36 55th
Median Household Income # 6 94th
Per Capita Income # 25 69th

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