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Hockessin, DE
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Living in Hockessin


Hockessin is a somewhat small town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 13,478 people and four 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 92.07% 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 (21.60%), business and financial occupations (10.17%), and healthcare (9.18%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.91% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

As is often the case in a small town, Hockessin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hockessin. 68.22% 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 2018 was $65,401, which is wealthy relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $261,604 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.