Hockessin, DE
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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 91.84% 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 (22.20%), office and administrative support (10.58%), and healthcare (9.72%).

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.

Because of many things, Hockessin is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hockessin a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hockessin has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hockessin’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Even though Hockessin is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hockessin. 63.93% 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 $56,517, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $226,068 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 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.