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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Happy Valley is a neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware with a population of 1,769. Happy Valley is in New Castle County and is one of the best places to live in Delaware. Living in Happy Valley offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Happy Valley there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Happy Valley and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Happy Valley are above average.
About Happy Valley...
Population
1,769

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,609
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,150
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Happy Valley Rankings

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

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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$62,430
National
$55,322
Families with Children
6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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