New Castle County is located in northern Delaware. The County Seat is Wilmington and the largest city is Wilmington. The Official Web Site is located at http://nccde.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 552,778 and the 2010 census population was 538,477. The land area is 426.29 square miles and there are 1263.2 persons per square mile.
67.6% of the population is White, 24.7% is Black or African American, 9.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 89.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 33.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $246,300, there are 200,739 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $32,406, the median household income is $64,537, and 10.7% of the persons in New Castle County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 43,660. Retail sales (in $1000) were $8,633,413, and sales per capita were $16,358. The percentage of black-owned firms is 10.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.5%.
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