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New Castle County, DE
The county was named for New Castle, DE

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The county is in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 519,396. This was an increase of  3.82% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$52,419
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Castle County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in New Castle County was $36,047. This was an increase of 22.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 117% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Wilmington
Census 2000 highlights: Largest county in the state (by population); ranked first in the state for population growth during the 1990s; county led the state in per-capita income ($33,121 in 1998)

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13% of New Castle County residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Castle County ancestry & family history guide.

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    Cemeteries

    Cemeteries in New Castle County include All Saints Cemetery, Asbury Cemetery, Beth Emeth Cemetery, Cathedral Cemetery, Corbit Cemetery, Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Forest Cemetery, Glebe Cemetery, Gracelawn Memorial Park, Green Hill Cemetery ... View cemeteries

    Communities

    Communities in New Castle County include Arden, Ardencroft, Ardentown, Bear, Bellefonte, Blackbird, Brookside, Centreville, Christiana, Claymont ... View communities

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    Colleges in New Castle County include Delaware Technical & Comm Coll - Stanton - Wilmington, Goldey-Beacom College, University of Delaware, Wilmington College ... View colleges

    School districts in New Castle County include Appoquinimink Schools District, Brandywine Schools District, Christina Schools District, Colonial Schools District, New Castle County Votech Schools District, Red Clay Countynsolidated Schools District ... View school districts

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    Libraries in New Castle County include Appoquinimink Public Library, Bear Public Library, Claymont Public Library, Concord Pike Public Library, Corbit Calloway Memorial Library, Delaware City Public Library, Elsmere Public Library, Hockessin Public Library, Kirkwood Highway Public Library, Labiblioteca Del Pueblo Library ... View libraries

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    Newspapers in New Castle County include Wilmington News Journal ... View newspapers

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    Politics

    New Castle County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Castle County political report.

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    Hotels in New Castle County include Americinn, Best Western, Best Western, Brandywine Suites Hotel, Comfort Inn Newark, Comfort Suites Newark, Country Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown, Courtyard by Marriott-Wilmington, Courtyard Newark Univ Delaware ... More hotels

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