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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Pike Creek is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 8,312. Pike Creek is in New Castle County and is one of the best places to live in Delaware. Living in Pike Creek offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Pike Creek and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Pike Creek are above average.
About Pike Creek...
Population
8,312

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$338,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,748
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Pike Creek 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
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.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Pike Creek

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$114,865
National
$55,322
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Pike creek has many great neighborhoods perfect for family living. Pike Creek has proven to be safe and family friendly. It is centrally located with quick access to everything that a family would require. It is also close to several malls, shopping complexes, bowling, ice skating, trampoline parks, and movie theaters. It is also surrounded by several state and county parks with horse back riding, hiking, fishing and dog park.
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Pike Creek is awesome. It is a nice town/suburb outside of the city of Wilmington. Pike Creek is not too far from Newark, Delaware and the University of Delaware. Pike Creek is a very safe town. There are a lot of places to eat in Pike Creek. White Clay Creek State Park is not too far away if you like to run or ride your bike. The public schools around Pike Creek are terrible. I would recommend either a private school or a catholic school nearby. Overall, Pike Creek is a great place to live and I would highly recommend living here.
Pike Creek is probably the most elite suburb in Delaware after Hockessin. It is pretty safe, and people seem friendly as well. You can see many people walking on sides during sunny days. It is calm and relaxing because it is not overcrowded. The place itself is one of the highest places in Delaware and it is surrounded with big trees. It seems like a family friendly place, you can see a lot of families living in this area. The commute time is pretty good because it is close to many good places. Philadelphia, Elkton, Wilmington, Newark are not too far away. If you are a University of Delaware student, Pike Creek may be a good option for you. Apart from all these things, Pike Creek is somewhat expensive. It may be hard finding a home with a good price in this area. Shopping centers are same as well but you can still search for better prices in this state.