Hockessin, Delaware

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Hockessin, Delaware
settlement_type = CDP
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map_caption = Location of Hockessin, Delaware


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Delaware
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = New Castle
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area_total_km2 = 26.0
area_land_km2 = 26.0
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 10.0
area_land_sq_mi = 10.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 12902
population_density_km2 = 496.8
population_density_sq_mi = 1286.7

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
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elevation_m = 78
elevation_ft = 256
latd = 39 |latm = 47 |lats = 2 |latNS = N
longd = 75 |longm = 41 |longs = 9 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 19707
area_code = 302
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blank_info = 10-35850
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Hockessin is a census-designated place (CDP) in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 12,902 at the 2000 census. It is pronEng|ˈhoʊkɛsɨn [http://www2.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2001/05/21hockessinfacts.html] . The place name may be derived from the Lenape word "hòkèsa" meaning "pieces of bark" or from a misspelling of "occasion," as pronounced by the Quakers who settled the area originally.

Geography

Hockessin is located at coor dms|39|47|2|N|75|41|9|W|city (39.784014, -75.685864)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.0 square miles (26.0 km²), of which, 10.0 square miles (26.0 km²) of it is land and 0.10% is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 12,902 people, 4,464 households, and 3,731 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,286.7 people per square mile (496.7/km²). There were 4,575 housing units at an average density of 456.3/sq mi (176.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.82% White, 2.65% African American, 0.07% Native American, 7.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.

There were 4,464 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.3% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $100,844, and the median income for a family was $108,784. Males had a median income of $76,617 versus $46,988 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $40,516. About 1.0% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable Residents

* Tony Graffanino, Major League Baseball Player, currently with the Cleveland Indians
* Bernard Hopkins, Professional Boxer

History

Hockessin traces its roots to 1688.

Hockessin is one of the fastest growing areas in Delaware. Since 1990, the population has tripled.

Portrayal in the Media

* In Episode 210 of 30 Rock, two characters agree to meet halfway between New York City and Washington, DC, which they claim to be the mining town of "Hockassin," Pennsylvania. In reality, Hockessin is almost exactly equidistant between the two cities, and shares a border with Pennsylvania.

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References

External links

*Mapit-US-cityscale|39.784014|-75.685864
* [http://www.city-data.com/city/Hockessin-Delaware.html/ Hockessin, Delaware profile on City-Data.com]


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