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New Castle County, DE&

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Population
556,779
0.72% growth
Median Age
37.7
Median Household Income
$66,256
2.25% growth
Poverty Rate
12.2%
Number of Employees
278,333
3.46% growth
Median Property Value
$250,800
3.64% growth

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Economy

The economy of New Castle County, DE employs 278,333 people. The economy of New Castle County, DE is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Educational Services; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 2.27; 1.15; and 1.14 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in New Castle County, DE are Healthcare & Social Assistance (43,782), Retail trade (31,585), and Finance & Insurance (30,659), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,118), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($60,739), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($51,914).

Median household income in New Castle County, DE is $66,256. Males in New Castle County, DE have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,843. The income inequality of New Castle County, DE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for New Castle County, DE. In New Castle County, DE the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 83 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,097. New Castle County, DE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Delaware.

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Diversity

New Castle County, DE is home to a population of 556,779 people, from which 93.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of New Castle County, DE is composed of 326,876 White residents (58.7%), 132,792 Black residents (23.9%), 52,834 Hispanic residents (9.5%), 29,840 Asian residents (5.36%), and 11,821 Two+ residents (2.12%). The most common foreign languages in New Castle County, DE are Spanish (38,630 speakers), Chinese (5,762 speakers), and Other Asian (4,639 speakers), but compared to other places, New Castle County, DE has a relative high number of Gujarati (1,835 speakers), Other Asian (4,639 speakers), and African Languages (4,118 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in New Castle County, DE awarded 11,651 degrees. The student population of New Castle County, DE is skewed towards females, with 4,197 male students and 7,454 female students. Most students in New Castle County, DE are White (7,044 and 60.5%), followed by Black or African American (1,638 and 14.1%), Unknown (719 and 6.17%), and Hispanic or Latino (530 and 4.55%). The largest universities in New Castle County, DE by number of graduates are University of Delaware (5,990 and 51.4%), Wilmington University (3,794 and 32.6%), and Goldey-Beacom College (567 and 4.87%). The most popular majors in New Castle County, DE are Nursing Practice (413 and 3.54%), General Business Administration & Management (323 and 2.77%), and General Finance (317 and 2.72%). The median tuition costs in New Castle County, DE are $10,380 for private four year colleges, and $11,230 and $30,130 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Castle County, DE is $250,800, which is 1.29 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $242,000 to $250,800, a 3.64% increase. The homeownership rate of New Castle County, DE is 68.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in New Castle County, DE have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New Castle County, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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