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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Delaware City is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 1,991. Delaware City is in New Castle County. Living in Delaware City offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Delaware City and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Delaware City...
Population
1,991

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$188,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,027
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Delaware City 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    490.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    54.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    163.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,471.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Delaware City

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,958
National
$55,322
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Delaware City Reviews

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Don't think they would be #8 if they really had all that crime...http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/delaware/safest-towns-in-delaware-de/

This town is like the "Cheers" of Delaware. Everyone knows your name, so I am sure if they were that bad, the citizens would be furious and all over town hall. This town is quiet and more like Mayberry with church bake sales, kids playing (outside, can you believe it), etc... and some night life thanks to Crabby Dicks, Lewinskys and on occasion the Fire Hall. But, mostly quiet water front town.
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This is a great place to live and visit. The residents are very friendly, whether you live here or not, and the views are awesome! There are multiple state parks that are good times for all.
The police station is on the Main Street. We have patrols periodically hourly.