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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of New Castle County, Delaware need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Delaware

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.39 6.91 4.51 10.33 0.00 6.46
  Total Electric Industry 8.39 6.91 4.51 10.33 0.00 6.46
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.62 7.03 4.73 10.99 0.00 6.70
  Total Electric Industry 8.62 7.03 4.73 10.99 0.00 6.70
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.66 7.01 4.71 10.82 0.00 6.70
  Total Electric Industry 8.66 7.01 4.71 10.82 0.00 6.70
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.01 7.25 4.88 11.78 0.00 6.98
  Total Electric Industry 9.01 7.25 4.88 11.78 0.00 6.98
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.91 7.00 4.62 11.17 0.00 6.78
  Total Electric Industry 8.91 7.00 4.62 11.17 0.00 6.78
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.09 7.08 4.72 11.95 0.00 6.91
  Total Electric Industry 9.09 7.08 4.72 11.95 0.00 6.91
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.97 7.00 4.68 12.04 0.00 6.88
  Total Electric Industry 8.97 7.00 4.68 12.04 0.00 6.88
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.22 7.19 4.82 12.45 0.00 7.00
  Total Electric Industry 9.22 7.19 4.82 12.45 0.00 7.00
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.13 7.07 4.65 13.17 0.00 6.88
  Total Electric Industry 9.13 7.07 4.65 13.17 0.00 6.88
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.81 3.17 0.00 0.00 3.30
  Full-Service Providers 9.17 7.39 4.73 13.24 0.00 7.12
  Total Electric Industry 9.17 7.39 4.71 13.24 0.00 7.10
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 5.29 3.71 5.42 0.00 0.00 4.08
  Full-Service Providers 8.54 6.12 3.68 14.19 0.00 6.17
  Total Electric Industry 8.54 5.89 3.73 14.19 0.00 6.08
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 2.63 1.06 0.78 0.00 0.00 0.83
  Energy-Only Providers 3.03 4.06 3.62 0.00 0.00 3.70
  Full-Service Providers 8.61 7.09 4.90 14.17 0.00 7.00
  Total Electric Industry 8.61 7.00 4.81 14.17 0.00 6.80
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.88 0.33 0.00 0.00 0.35
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 3.97 3.57 0.00 0.00 3.58
  Full-Service Providers 8.70 7.17 5.20 14.13 0.00 7.23
  Total Electric Industry 8.70 7.15 4.85 14.13 0.00 6.91
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.64 0.21 0.00 0.00 0.21
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.02 4.41 0.00 0.00 4.41
  Full-Service Providers 8.59 7.32 5.61 0.00 0.00 7.43
  Total Electric Industry 8.59 7.31 5.15 0.00 0.00 6.96
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 2.04 0.19 0.00 0.00 0.19
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.10 6.43 0.00 0.00 6.43
  Full-Service Providers 8.78 7.44 5.82 0.00 0.00 7.61
  Total Electric Industry 8.78 7.44 6.06 0.00 0.00 7.53
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 1.98 0.19 0.00 0.00 0.19
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.53 5.40 0.00 0.00 5.40
  Full-Service Providers 9.01 7.60 6.46 0.00 0.00 7.94
  Total Electric Industry 9.01 7.60 6.21 0.00 0.00 7.76
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 2.58 1.35 0.31 0.00 0.00 0.77
  Energy-Only Providers 10.64 8.45 7.59 0.00 0.00 7.97
  Full-Service Providers 11.85 10.35 7.47 0.00 0.00 10.52
  Total Electric Industry 11.85 10.21 7.67 0.00 0.00 10.13

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in New Castle County, Delaware

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 6,350   (2.7%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 4,878   (2.0%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 8,504   (3.6%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 18,159   (7.6%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 29,328   (12.3%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 41,537   (17.4%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 38,941   (16.3%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 27,251   (11.4%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 13,139   (5.5%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 11,675   (4.9%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 4,795   (2.0%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 2,426   (1.0%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 16,684   (7.0%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 15,039   (6.3%)


(updated 2010)



Household Size By Vehicles Available
(New Castle County, Delaware)

1-person household:

No vehicle available : 8,340

1 vehicle available : 38,877

2 vehicles available : 6,525

3 vehicles available : 735

4 or more vehicles available : 385

2-person household:

No vehicle available : 3,072

1 vehicle available : 16,463

2 vehicles available : 38,062

3 vehicles available : 6,759

4 or more vehicles available : 1,180

3-person household:

No vehicle available : 1,414

1 vehicle available : 7,694

2 vehicles available : 13,500

3 vehicles available : 8,728

4 or more vehicles available : 2,356

4-or-more-person household:

No vehicle available : 1,734

1 vehicle available : 7,466

2 vehicles available : 19,607

3 vehicles available : 10,975

4 or more vehicles available : 7,034


(updated 2013)



Household Size By Number Of Workers In Household
(New Castle County, Delaware)

1-person household:

No workers : 24,727

1 worker : 30,135

2-person household:

No workers : 16,505

1 worker : 23,387

2 workers : 25,644

3-person household:

No workers : 3,538

1 worker : 11,521

2 workers : 14,396

3 workers : 4,237

4-or-more-person household:

No workers : 2,797

1 worker : 13,360

2 workers : 20,482

3 or more workers : 10,177


(updated 2013)



Means of Transportation To Work
(New Castle County, Delaware)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 206,260

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 18,230

In 3-person carpool : 2,500

In 4-person carpool : 735

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 642

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 542

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 8,682

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 413

Railroad : 2,458

Ferryboat : 27

Taxicab : 20

Motorcycle : 259

Bicycle : 865

Walked : 5,870

Other means : 1,480

Worked at home : 10,234


(updated 2013)



Travel Time To Work
(New Castle County, Delaware)

Less than 5 minutes : 3,934

5 to 9 minutes : 19,242

10 to 14 minutes : 36,048

15 to 19 minutes : 44,126

20 to 24 minutes : 43,684

25 to 29 minutes : 17,350

30 to 34 minutes : 34,900

35 to 39 minutes : 5,548

40 to 44 minutes : 8,542

45 to 59 minutes : 16,738

60 to 89 minutes : 12,889

90 or more minutes : 5,982


(updated 2013)



Occupations in New Castle County, Delaware

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 47,837  (37.3%)
  • Service Occupations: 15,192  (11.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 23,660  (18.5%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 512  (0.4%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 19,639  (15.3%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 49,553  (40.9%)
  • Service Occupations: 18,238  (15.1%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 47,246  (39.0%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 150  (0.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 654  (0.5%)


(updated 2010)





Amtrak Stations in New Castle County, Delaware

Rail Station(s)


    429 South College Ave.
    Newark, Delaware 19711

    100 South French Street
    (at Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. & French st.)
    Wilmington, Delaware 19801

(updated 2008)



Employment Rate In New Castle County, Delaware

Employed: 264,370
Unemployed: 10,455



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
New Castle County, Delaware

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 7.1%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.4%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 3.4%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 1.6%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 22.6%
  • Other: 64.9%



Water Usage In New Castle County, Delaware

Ground Water

 
Fresh 33.92 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 33.92 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 427.61 Mgal/d
Saline 358.21 Mgal/d

Total 785.82 Mgal/d





There are 323 Farms In New Castle County, Delaware


(updated 2008)



Banks In New Castle County, Delaware

Pnc Bank, National Association - 29 Branches


    Bank Assets: $9.1b
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 2,821

Wilmington Savings Fund Society, Fsb - 25 Branches


    Bank Assets: $115.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 43

Manufacturers And Traders Trust Company - 22 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.9b
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 734

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 17 Branches


    Bank Assets: $24.4b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

Citizens Bank, National Association - 16 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.6b
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 864

Td Bank, National Association - 10 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.1b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 1,328

Artisans' Bank - 9 Branches


    Bank Assets: $4.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 13

Bank Of America, National Association - 7 Branches


    Bank Assets: $10.1b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 5,094

Fulton Bank, National Association - 6 Branches


    Bank Assets: $57.4m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 117

Wilmington Trust, National Association - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $6.3m
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 31

(updated 2014)







Airports Near New Castle County, Delaware

  • New Castle


    (about 1.2 miles in Wilmington, Delaware; Airport Code: ILG)

  • Greater Wilmington


    (about 1.2 miles in Wilmington, Delaware; Airport Code: ILG)

  • Summit


    (about 13.4 miles in Middletown, Delaware; Airport Code: DE2)

  • Brandywine


    (about 20.4 miles in West Chester, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: PA5)

  • Philadelphia International


    (about 22.7 miles in Essington, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: PHL)

  • Chester County G. O. Carlson


    (about 23.8 miles in Sadsburyville, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: CTH)

  • Penns Landing Seaplane Base


    (about 31.3 miles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: WKV)

  • Phillips AAF


    (about 33.7 miles in Perryman, Maryland; Airport Code: APG)

  • Wings Field


    (about 35.5 miles in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: BBX)

  • Blue Bell Airport


    (about 35.5 miles in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: BBX)

  • Camden County


    (about 35.7 miles in Berlin, New Jersey; Airport Code: NJ1)

  • Millville Municipal


    (about 36.5 miles in Millville, New Jersey; Airport Code: MIV)

  • Pottstown Limerick


    (about 37.7 miles in Parker Ford, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: PTW)

  • Heritage Field


    (about 37.7 miles in Parker Ford, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: PTW)

  • Pottstown Municipal


    (about 39.1 miles in Pine Forge, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: N47)

  • Dover AFB


    (about 40.1 miles in Dover, Delaware; Airport Code: DOV)

  • North Philadelphia


    (about 41.4 miles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: PNE)

  • Northeast Philadelphia


    (about 41.4 miles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: PNE)

  • Willow Grove NAS JRB


    (about 42.6 miles in Horsham, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: NXX)

  • Willow Grove NAS


    (about 42.6 miles in Horsham, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: NXX)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in New Castle County, Delaware

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

78.96%

Carpooled

10.95%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

3.26%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.00%

Subway Or Elevated

0.02%

Railroad

0.55%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.02%

Motorcycle

0.11%

Bicycle

0.19%

Walked

2.75%

Other Means

0.56%

Worked At Home

2.62%



(updated 2010)





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