New Castle County

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New Castle County, Delaware

87 Reads Way New Castle Corporate Commons
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 395-5555
Fax: (302) 395-5268

In northern DE; original county, organized 1673. Name Origin: Col. Richard Nicolls, in Oct. 1664, renamed the former Swedish-Dutch settlement of New Amstel to honor William Cavendish (1592-1676), Duke of Newcastle

Area (sq mi):: 493.51 (land 426.27; water 67.24) Population per square mile: 1226.90
Population 2005: 523,008 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 4.50%; 1990-2000 13.20% Population 2000: 500,265 (White 70.70%; Black or African American 20.20%; Hispanic or Latino 5.30%; Asian 2.60%; Other 4.00%). Foreign born: 6.60%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $25,413; median household $52,419; Population below poverty level: 8.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $34,750-$38,636
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 24.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Wilmington County seat (72,784)
  • Newark (29,821)

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