Hockessin, DE

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Population

13,672

0.219% decline

Median Age

47.8


Median Household Income

$123,654

5.38% growth

Poverty Rate

2.2%


Number of Employees

6,264

5.43% decline

Median Property Value

$433,400

2.6% growth

About

In 2017, Hockessin, DE had a population of 13.7k people with a median age of 47.8 and a median household income of $123,654. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hockessin, DE declined from 13,702 to 13,672, a -0.219% decrease and its median household income grew from $117,346 to $123,654, a 5.38% increase.

The population of Hockessin, DE is 81.8% White Alone, 12% Asian Alone, and 4.01% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Hockessin, DE speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hockessin, DE is $433,400, and the homeownership rate is 87.3%. Most people in Hockessin, DE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Hockessin, DE is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Hockessin, DE employs 6.26k people. The largest industries in Hockessin, DE are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,327 people), Finance & Insurance (965 people), and Educational Services (808 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($139,125), Manufacturing ($107,552), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($84,449).

Median household income in Hockessin, DE is $123,654. Males in Hockessin, DE have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,179. The income inequality in Hockessin, DE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$123,654

2017 value

± $13,072

5.38%

1 Year Growth

± 15.1%

Households in Hockessin, DE have a median annual income of $123,654, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $117,346 in 2016, which represents a 5.38% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,884

Average Male Salary

± $3,695

$52,179

Average Female Salary

± $2,576

In 2017, full-time male employees in Delaware made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,064 ± $11,800

  2. White

    $53,447 ± $2,550

  3. Black

    $42,061 ± $3,431

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Delaware workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.27 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hockessin, DE is from Delaware.

0.454

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.5% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Delaware was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Delaware in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Delaware across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 135.03

  2. Census Tract 135.01

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hockessin, DE was Census Tract 135.03 with a value of $119,545, followed by Census Tract 135.01 and N/A, with respective values of $98,036 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hockessin, DE (293 out of 13.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    192 ± 122

  2. Asian

    55 ± 92

  3. Black

    46 ± 107

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hockessin, DE is White, followed by Asian and Black.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.26k

2017 Value

± 565

-5.43%

1 Year decline

± 13.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hockessin, DE declined at a rate of -5.43%, from 6.62k employees to 6.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hockessin, DE, are Management Occupations (1,198 people), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (789 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (628 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hockessin, DE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hockessin, DE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,198 people), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (789 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (628 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Hockessin, DE has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.66 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (3.16 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.91 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hockessin, DE, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($128,269), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($122,524), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($111,607).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.26k

2017 Value

± 565

-5.43%

1 Year decline

± 13.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hockessin, DE declined at a rate of -5.43%, from 6.62k employees to 6.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hockessin, DE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,327 people), Finance & Insurance (965 people), and Educational Services (808 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hockessin, DE, though some of these residents may live in Hockessin, DE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Hockessin, DE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,327 people), Finance & Insurance (965 people), and Educational Services (808 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Hockessin, DE has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (3.29 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.53 times), and Educational Services (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hockessin, DE, by median earnings, are Information ($139,125), Manufacturing ($107,552), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($84,449).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.1B

  2. $5.16B

  3. $5.09B

In 2015, the top outbound Delaware product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $12.1B, followed by Basic chemicals ($5.16B) and Gasoline ($5.09B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Delaware products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$45.8B

2015 Value

$80.6B

Projected 2045 Value

75.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Delaware trade was $45.8B. This is expected to increase 75.9% to $80.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Delaware trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $5.19B

  2. $4.06B

  3. $3.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Delaware domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $5.19B, followed by Ohio with $4.06B and Pennsylvania and $3.03B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Delaware shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

97.7% of the population of Hockessin, DE has health coverage, with 69% on employee plans, 2.68% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.284% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Hockessin, DE was $10,254 in 2014. This is a 5% increase from the previous year ($9,766).

Primary care physicians in Hockessin, DE see 1403 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (1382 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2074 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 433 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,403 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Delaware see an average of 1,403 patients per year. This represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (1,382 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Delaware in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,254

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,806

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,921

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,460

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Delaware (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5%, from $9,766 to $10,254.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.3%

Uninsured

69%

Employer Coverage

2.68%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

0.284%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hockessin, DE declined by 43.8% from 4.1% to 2.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hockessin, DE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.5% prevalence

  3. 9.8% prevalence

Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Delaware, at 13.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Delaware by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Hockessin, DE is home to a population of 13.7k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Hockessin, DE residents were born outside of the country (1.85k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hockessin, DE is composed of 11.2k White Alone residents (81.8%), 1.64k Asian Alone residents (12%), 548 Black or African American Alone residents (4.01%), 195 Two or More Races residents (1.43%), 48 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.351%), 27 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.197%), 26 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.19%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hockessin, DE are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.1

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hockessin, DE was 47.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Hockessin, DE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hockessin, DE residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    1.85k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Hockessin, DE residents (1.85k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hockessin, DE was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    16,081 ± 3,087 people

  2. India

    11,282 ± 2,592 people

  3. China

    5,479 ± 1,812 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Delaware was Mexico, the natal country of 16,081 Delaware residents, followed by India with 11,282 and China with 5,479.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Hockessin, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hockessin, DE was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.2k ± 697

  2. Asian Alone

    1.64k ± 394

  3. Black or African American Alone

    548 ± 376

In 2017, there were 6.81 times more White Alone residents (11.2k people) in Hockessin, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.64k Asian Alone and 548 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Hockessin, DE citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Hockessin, DE was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hockessin, DE are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    278 ± 105

  2. Korea

    180 ± 105

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    76 ± 56

Hockessin, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hockessin, DE was $433,400 in 2017, which is 1.99 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $422,400 to $433,400, a 2.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Hockessin, DE is 87.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hockessin, DE have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hockessin, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$123,654

Median Household Income

± $13,072

4.8k

Number of Households

± 455

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.8k households in Hockessin, DE grew to $123,654 from the previous year's value of $117,346.

The following chart displays the households in Hockessin, DE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$433,400

2017 Median

± $13,196

$422,400

2016 Median

± $14,195

In 2017, the median property value in Hockessin, DE grew to to $433,400 from the previous year's value of $422,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hockessin, DE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hockessin, DE the largest share of households have a property value in the $400k - $500k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hockessin, DE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hockessin, DE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

87.3%

2017 Homeownership

89.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 87.3% of the housing units in Hockessin, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 89.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hockessin, DE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hockessin, DE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hockessin, DE have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hockessin, DE have a longer commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.58% of the workforce in Hockessin, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.3%

  2. Carpooled

    5.02%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.53%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hockessin, DE was Drove Alone (87.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.02%) and those who Worked At Home (4.53%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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