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Delaware City is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 1,453 at the 2000 census. It is a small port town on the eastern terminus of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and is the location of the ferry to Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island. New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... C&D Canal from Chesapeake City, Maryland. ... Fort Delaware is a harbor defense facility built in 1859 on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River. ... Pea Patch Island is a small island, approximately 1 mi (1. ...

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Geography

Location of Delaware City, Delaware

Delaware City is located at 39°34′29″N, 75°35′37″W (39.574704, -75.593631)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias DE county maps by Bumm13. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 km² (1.3 mi²). 3.3 km² (1.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (6.01%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

DELAWARE WHAT!?!? DELAWARE WHAT?!!? As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 1,453 people, 567 households, and 395 families residing in the city. The population density was 445.2/km² (1,156.3/mi²). There were 616 housing units at an average density of 188.8/km² (490.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.47% White, 10.32% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 567 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.03. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $43,611, and the median income for a family was $50,294. Males had a median income of $40,192 versus $27,800 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,992. About 5.9% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

Delaware City is home to an oil refinery belonging to Valero Energy Corporation, acquired in 2005 as part of the company's takeover of Premcor. In 2006, Valero invested $400 million installing wet gas scrubbers to reduce airborne waste emisions.[1] View of Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez, California. ... Valero Energy Corporation NYSE: VLO is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio, Texas with approximately 22,000 employees and annual revenue of about $70 billion. ... Premcor (NYSE: PCO) was a Fortune 500 oil refinery group based in Greenwich, Connecticut. ...


References

  1. ^ Valero (2006-09-05). "Dear Neighbor" letter to persons residing in proximity to Delaware City Refinery, signed by Andrew Kenner, Vice President and General Manager. Press release.

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See also

Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ...

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Delaware City: Weather and Much More from Answers.com (477 words)
Delaware City is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States.
It is a small port town on the eastern terminus of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and is the location of the ferry to Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older.
Delaware City Delaware Resource Guide, City or community of Delaware City, Delaware Facts, Information, Relocation, ... (251 words)
The population of Delaware City is approximately 1,682 (1990).
The distance from Delaware City to Washington DC is 92 miles.
Delaware City is positioned 39.57 degrees north of the equator and 75.60 degrees west of the prime meridian.
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