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ZIP Code 19720

Primary City:New Castle, DE (View All Cities)
County: New Castle County
Timezone: Eastern (4:51pm)
Area code: 302 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.6, -75.6
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 19720

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 19720. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 19720. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 19720, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
New Castle, DE
Acceptable:
Manor
Unacceptable:
Minquadale

Stats and Demographics for the 19720 ZIP Code

ZIP code 19720 is located in northwest Delaware and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 19720 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 19720 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 59,250
Population Density 1,597 people per sq mi
Housing Units 22,765
Median Home Value $190,700
Land Area 37.10 sq mi
Water Area 3.89 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 21,373
Median Household Income $54,233

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,9592,0422,1572,2771,8811,9521,8671,8921,9842,2482,0731,6641,403996737576320231
Female1,9241,9392,0572,1281,9512,1312,0502,1562,2522,5222,3032,0351,7291,221934686529444
Total3,8833,9814,2144,4053,8324,0833,9174,0484,2364,7704,3763,6993,1322,2171,6711,262849675

Gender

 Male 28,259 48%
 Female 30,991 52%
Gender

Race

 White 29,305 49.5%
 Black Or African American 23,109 39.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 203 0.3%
 Asian 1,476 2.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 30 0.1%
 Other Race 3,257 5.5%
 Two Or More Races 1,870 3.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1571,5102,8413,7353,1932,0351,210347
Renter4891,6981,3701,24782243918694
Total6463,2084,2114,9824,0152,4741,396441

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 9,280 43%
 Single Guardian 5,790 27%
 Singles 5,050 24%
 Singles With Roommate 1,253 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 13,340 62%
 Households with Kids 8,033 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male384403367411390414423416399414419426462436457461495436428386
Female347440380389381425355380398429425397412394409408440452419418
Total731843747800771839778796797843844823874830866869935888847804

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 19720 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 19720 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 19720 real estate data, the median home value of $190,700 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 19720 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 19720 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 19720 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 58,360 98.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 342 0.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 53 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 113 0.2%
 Other Institutional 209 0.4%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 173 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 12,076 53%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,952 13%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,345 28%
 Households Vacant 1,392 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 636 45.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 29 2.1%
 For Sale Only 245 17.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 40 2.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 28 2.0%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 413 29.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 164 2%
 1 Bedroom 1,523 23%
 2 Bedroom 3,251 49%
 3+ Bedroom 1,696 26%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $54,233 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 19720 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 19720 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 19,539 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,729 23%
 No Earnings 16,588 35%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 19,539 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,729 23%
 No Earnings 16,588 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 24,232 91.6%
 Public transportation 1,191 4.5%
 Taxicab 2 0.0%
 Motorcycle 26 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 542 2.0%
 Worked at Home 453 1.7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 3,055 16.9%
 High School Graduate 10,988 60.7%
 Associate's degree 1,067 5.9%
 Bachelor's degree 2,038 11.3%
 Master's degree 782 4.3%
 Professional school degree 78 0.4%
 Doctorate degree 83 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 8,955 73.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,762 14.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,542 12.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 19720

ZIP Code 19720 is in the Colonial School District. There are 20 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 19720.

New Castle School (colonial Ilc)
903 Delaware St
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Colonial School District
Leach (john G.) School
10 Landers Ln
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Colonial School District
Family Foundations Academy
1101 Delaware St
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Family Foundations Academy
Southern Elementary School
795 Cox Neck Rd
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Colonial School District
Wilmington Manor Elementary School
200 East Roosevelt Ave
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Colonial School District
Pleasantville Elementary School
16 Pleasant St
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Colonial School District
Eisenberg (harry O.) Elementary School
27 Landers Ln
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Colonial School District
Colwyck Elementary School
12 Landers Ln
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Colonial School District
Castle Hills Elementary School
502 Moores Ln
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Colonial School District
Downie (carrie) Elementary School
1201 Delaware St
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Colonial School District
Read (george) Middle School
314 East Basin Rd
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Colonial School District
Bedford (gunning) Middle School
801 Cox Neck Rd
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Colonial School District
Mccullough (calvin R. ) Middle School
20 Chase Ave
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Colonial School District
Pencader Business and Finance Charter High School
170 Lukens Dr
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Pencader Business and Finance Charter High School District
Penn (william) High School
713 East Basin Rd
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Colonial School District
Our Lady of Fatima School
801 N Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Peter Catholic School
515 Harmony St
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Layton Preparatory School
55 Reads Way
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Serviam Girls Academy
14 Halcyon Dr
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Private
Tall Oaks Classical School
903 E Basin Rd
New Castle, DE 19720
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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