New Castle County, DE

Current Temperature ° Population 546,076

Homefacts County Report

Schools

School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 9.1%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 55%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 35.9%

Registered Offenders

26.17% Higher than national avg.
  • 1,188 offenders in New Castle County
  • 21.76 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $172,250
  • Median Sales Price: $130,000
  • Foreclosures: 952
  • Homes For Sale: 1,293
  • Homes For Rent: 89

Environmental Hazards

3,152 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 71
  • Registered Polluters: 86
  • Superfunds: 186
  • Tanks & Spills: 2,809

Unemployment

Moderate 3.8%
  • Delaware unemployment average: 4.1%
  • National unemployment average: 4.1%

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138 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 138 K-12 public schools in New Castle County, DE and 78 private schools. Homefacts rates New Castle County's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

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Crime view details

1,188 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Crime Index

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Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$172,250 compared to December 2016
Median Sales Price
$130,000 compared to December 2016

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    8.5%
  • Rented
    28.9%
  • Owned
    62.6%

1,293 Homes For Sale View All

$179,900
8 Granville Ln
Newark, DE 19713
4 Beds | 2 Baths
$374,900
519 Amanda Drive
Bear, DE 19701
4 Beds | 4 Baths
$179,900
122 Festone Ave
New Castle, DE 19720
3 Beds | 1 Baths
$509,000
141 Dickinson Ln
Wilmington, DE 19807
4 Beds | 3 Baths

952 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
$102,860  
$114,700
N Hyde Pl
Bear, DE 19701
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$115,612
Mercer
Newark, DE 19713
3 Beds | 1 Baths
$180,100
Eastman
Wilmington, DE 19803
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$123,580
Binder Ln
Wilmington, DE 19805
3 Beds | 1 Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

1,908 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of New Castle County, DE issued 1,908 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 1,908 permits, 1289 were issued for single family homes and 619 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of New Castle County, DE issued 1,464 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 1,464 permits, 994 were issued for single family homes and 470 were issued for multi-family homes.
All Housing Single Family Housing Multi-Family Housing

Building Permits By Year

89 Rental Properties View All

$935
3200 Green Street
Claymont, DE 19703
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$1,100
26 S Cannon Drive
Wilmington, DE 19809
3 Beds | 1 Baths
$900
904 Mccabe Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19802
1 Beds | 1 Baths
$2,000
522 Liam Place
Bear, DE 19701
3 Beds | 3 Baths

Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from New Castle County, DE
  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $845
  • 1 Bedroom: $1,003
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,211
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,515
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,686

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Environmental Hazards

3152 Environmental Hazards

  • Brownfields
    in New Castle County, DE
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  • Registered Polluters
    in New Castle County, DE
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  • Superfunds
    in New Castle County, DE
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  • Tanks & Spills
    in New Castle County, DE
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HAZARDOUS (0/0)
    New Castle County, DE has 0% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    New Castle County, DE is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index LOW 1.74 Average
    New Castle County, DE is a low risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 32.98°
  • February 35.8°
  • March 45.3°
  • April 53.88°
  • May 64.56°
  • June 73.56°
  • July 78.65°
  • August 75.7°
  • September 69.28°
  • October 57.62°
  • November 46.47°
  • December 36.17°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for New Castle County, DE

Earthquakes
New Castle County, DE has a low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
New Castle County, DE has a moderate risk of hurricanes.
Hail
New Castle County, DE has a low risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
New Castle County, DE has a low risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in New Castle County, DE: $66,256

Unemployment

Unemployment in New Castle County is 3.8%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 4.1% and 8.2% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 31.80%
White Collar - 68.20%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Jack Markell
  • Sen. Thomas R. Carper
  • Sen. Christopher A. Coons

Neighborhood Info

10 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

103 FCC Towers view all

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