Hockessin is a somewhat small town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 13,883 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hockessin is the sixth largest community in Delaware.
Hockessin home prices are not only among the most expensive in Delaware, but Hockessin real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Hockessin is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hockessin is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hockessin who work in management occupations (19.13%), healthcare (13.94%), and office and administrative support (10.03%).
Also of interest is that Hockessin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Hockessin is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Hockessin is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hockessin really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hockessin perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hockessin. 64.71% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Hockessin in 2010 was $58,354, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $233,416 for a family of four.
Hockessin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hockessin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hockessin residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hockessin include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Hockessin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Other Asian languages.