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 92.13% 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 (22.23%), business and financial occupations (10.66%), and office and administrative support (10.28%).

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". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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.

Despite being a small town, Hockessin has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Hockessin, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Hockessin is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 65.41% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hockessin in 2010 was $55,749, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $222,996 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.