Delaware City, Delaware

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Delaware City, Delaware

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High Points

Delaware City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Delaware):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 7% Delaware City Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Delaware City Low Violent Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Delaware City Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Delaware City Well-Paid Single Men
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Delaware City Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Delaware City, Delaware

Comparing Delaware City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Delaware (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Racial Diversity 8 2
Age of the Population 6 8
Senior Citizens 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 7
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Working at Home 6 7
Short Commute Times 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
People Living Alone 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Housing Recently Built 3 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 9 10

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Delaware City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles S of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County New Castle
P.O. Box Zip Codes 19706
Phone Area Codes 302
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.577
Longitude -75.589

Delaware City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 46 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.5 inches
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
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Delaware City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,453 100%
Male 732 50.4%
Female 721 49.6%
Under 18 360 24.8%
18+ 1,093 75.2%
65+ 175 12%
Median Age 38.3
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,271 87.5%
African-American 150 10.3%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.4%
Other 10 0.7%
Mixed Race 13 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 1.2%

Estimated Delaware City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,510
Growth 57
Growth % 3.9%

Delaware City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.9%
Irish 18.4%
German 16.1%
English 10.5%
US/American 10.5%
Italian 6.6%
Polish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Welsh 1.8%
Dutch 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Ukrainian 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Russian 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
African 0.6%
Hungarian 0.4%
European 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
British 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Delaware City 1,453 $50,294
Elsmere 5,800 $46,357
Middletown 6,161 $47,270
New Castle 4,862 $56,368
Newark 28,547 $75,188
Newport 1,122 $41,771
Odessa 286 $55,938

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