Delaware City, Delaware
City of Delaware City
City
Country United States
State Delaware
County New Castle
Elevation 3 ft (0.9 m)
Coordinates 39°34′29″N 75°35′37″W / 39.57472°N 75.59361°W / 39.57472; -75.59361
Area 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 - land 1.3 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 7.69%
Population 1,695 (2010)
Density 1,156.3 / sq mi (446 / km2)
Mayor John P. Buchheit, III
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 302
Location of Delaware City in Delaware
Location of Delaware in the United States
Website: delawarecity.delaware.gov

Delaware City is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 1,695 at the 2010 census.[1] It is a small port town on the eastern terminus of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and is the location of the ferry to Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island.

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Geography

Delaware City is located at 39°34′29″N 75°35′37″W / 39.57472°N 75.59361°W / 39.57472; -75.59361 (39.574704, -75.593631).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (6.01%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,453 people, 567 households, and 395 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,156.3 people per square mile (445.2/km²). There were 616 housing units at an average density of 490.2 per square mile (188.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.47% White, 10.32% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 567 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,611, and the median income for a family was $50,294. Males had a median income of $40,192 versus $27,800 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,992. About 5.9% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Delaware City is close to the Delaware City Oil Refinery belonging to PBF Energy Partners.

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