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Delaware City is a city in New Castle County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.

The latitude of Delaware City is 39.577N. The longitude is -75.589W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,482.


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Median household income
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$43,611
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Delaware City demographic reports
Delaware City is on the Delaware River.
Pea Patch Island, a half mile offshore, was the site of Fort Delaware, a Union fort housing 13,000 Confederate prisoners during the Civil War.
Historic routes: Chesapeake and Delaware Canal
Historic sites and museums: Fort Delaware State Park, Port of History Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Delaware City 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 19706 ZIP code.

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16% of Delaware City residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Delaware City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Delaware City was $21,992, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Delaware City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Delaware City include Delaware City Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Delaware City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $539.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,014.


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Libraries in Delaware City include Delaware City Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Delaware City workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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