Hockessin, Delaware

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Hockessin is a census-designated place (CDP) in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 12,902 at the 2000 census. It is pronounced /ˈhoʊkɛsɨn/. The place name may be derived from the Lenape word "hòkèsa" meaning "pieces of bark" or from a misspelling of "occasion," as pronounced by the Quakers who settled the area originally.



Hockessin is located at 39°47′2″N 75°41′9″W / 39.78389°N 75.68583°W / 39.78389; -75.68583 (39.784014, -75.685864)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.0 square miles (26.0 km²), of which, 10.0 square miles (26.0 km²) of it is land and 0.10% is water.


Hockessin is one of the fastest growing areas in Delaware. Since 1990, the population has tripled.[citation needed]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,902 people, 4,464 households, and 3,731 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,286.7 people per square mile (496.7/km²). There were 4,575 housing units at an average density of 456.3/sq mi (176.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.82% White, 2.65% African American, 0.07% Native American, 7.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.

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