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New Castle County, Delaware Facts

Facts
State Delaware
Land area 426.3 square miles
Population Density 1,263.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 549,684
Population change 2.1%
Under 5 years of age 6.2%
Under 18 22.3%
65 and over 13.4%
Females 51.6%
White 67.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 9.2
Asian 5%
Two or more races 2.3%
Black or African American 24.7%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 89%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 33.8%
Veterans 36,340
Households and Housing
Households 200,739
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.6%
Median household income $64,537
The per capita income $32,406
Live below the poverty line. 10.7%
housing units 218,592
Multi-unit structures 23%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $246,300
Residents owning their homes. 70%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 43,660
Women-owned firms 26.5%
Asian-owned firms 5.1%
Hispanic-owned firms 2.1%
Black-owned firms 10.1%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $8,633,413
Retail sales per capita $16,358
Manufacturers shipments $20,268,769
Merchant wholesaler sales $0