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New Castle County Statistics

Facts

Land area426.3 square miles
Population Density1,263.2 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)549,684
Population change2.1%
Under 5 years of age6.2%
Under 1822.3%
65 and over13.4%
Females51.6%
White67.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race9.2
Asian5%
Two or more races2.3%
Black or African American24.7%
Native American0.4%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school89%
Had a bachelor degree or higher33.8%
Veterans36,340

Households and Housing

Households200,739
Persons per household2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more85.6%
Median household income$64,537
The Per capita income$32,406
Live below the poverty line10.7%
Housing units218,592
Multi-unit structures23%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$246,300
Residents owning their homes70%

Business Facts

Total number of firms43,660
Women-owned firms26.5%
Asian-owned firms5.1%
Hispanic-owned firms2.1%
Black-owned firms10.1%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$8,633,413
Retail sales per capita$16,358
Manufacturers shipments$20,268,769
Merchant wholesaler sales$0
Source US Census Data