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New Castle County, Delaware

New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the U.S. State of Delaware. As of 2000 its population was 500,265. The county seat is Wilmington.
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1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and Towns

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Delaware Map Data (http://datamil.udel.edu/)
Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,278 km² (494 mi²). 1,104 km² (426 mi²) of it is land, and 174 km² (67 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 13.62% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 500,265 people, 188,935 households, and 127,153 families residing in the county. The population density is 453/km² (1,174/mi²). There are 199,521 housing units at an average density of 181/km² (468/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 73.12% White, 20.22% African American, 0.20% Native American, 2.59% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.22% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. 5.26% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 188,935 households out of which 32.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.60% are married couples living together, 13.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% are non-families. 25.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 31.50% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $52,419, and the median income for a family is $62,144. Males have a median income of $42,541 versus $31,829 for females. The per capita income for the county is $25,413. 8.40% of the population and 5.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 10.20% are under the age of 18 and 7.40% are 65 or older.

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