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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Population
551,997

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$244,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,064
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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New Castle County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    665
    283
  • Murder
    19
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    366
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    713
    500
  • Theft
    2,609
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    396
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,283
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

New Castle County Reviews

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I grew up in New Castle County, and still live there now. It is an entirely affordable area with lots of public school choices. There is ample shopping centers with grocery stores and the Christiana Mall is nearby, too. Tax free shopping!
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Everything is close at hand it's almost like living in a small town without actually living in one. I love it! I think I have lived in almost every part of this county, so have been able to get a feel for both areas. There isn't too much to do around here but you can make things for yourself to do. There's bowling and the movies, they can be fun things to do. Being not too far from PA, NJ, and NY you can get a Groupon with a group of friends and just have fun over the weekend. You don't really have to limit yourself to where you live.
I grew up and still live in New Castle County for all my life and the community here is one of a kind. The local businesses are very welcoming as well as the neighborhoods being very kind and caring as well. The schools were very diverse and the teachers cared about their students deeply. It's a little less quiet than other places, but it will definitely give you memories you will never forget.