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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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.
If knowledge is power, Hockessin is a pretty powerful place. 64.71% of the adults in Hockessin have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.