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Townsend is a town in New Castle County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
The community was named after Samuel Townsend, landowner.
The latitude of Townsend is 39.395N. The longitude is -75.691W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 355.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Townsend demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the New Castle County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wilmington-Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19734 ZIP code.
10% of Townsend residents report German ancestry, and 24% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Townsend ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Townsend was $17,671, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Townsend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Townsend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $441. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $889.
New Castle County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Townsend political report.
The average commute time for Townsend workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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