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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Hockessin is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 13,672. Hockessin is in New Castle County and is one of the best places to live in Delaware. Living in Hockessin offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Hockessin and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Hockessin are above average.
About Hockessin...
Population
13,672

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$433,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,840
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Hockessin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Hockessin

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$123,654
National
$55,322

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Hockessin Reviews

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I have lived in Hockessin, DE my whole life, and I could never picture myself living anywhere else. I love all the restaurants, neighborhoods, schools, parks, etc. Hockessin Athletic Club is definitely my favorite facility in Hockessin. The gym is equipped with top of the line equipment, and all of the employees are super helpful and friendly. Although I love Hockessin, one thing I would change would be to establish more small businesses, creating a walkable, village feel. Reducing transportation would decrease pollution rates, making the air cleaner, as well as decrease obesity rates, allowing residents more exercise.
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This is a friendly community! I always bump into somebody I know when I'm in Hockessin! In such a small area, there are so many shops and places to eat. There's Saiko's Beauty Bar, Harvest Market Grocery Store, The Kitchen Sink and The Back Burner.
Hockessin is a wonderful place to live! Very safe, low crime rates and law enforcement focused on their duties. Full of friendly residents and endless social happenings.