kids encyclopedia robot

Ardentown, Delaware facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Ardentown, Delaware
Location in New Castle County and the state of Delaware.
Location in New Castle County and the state of Delaware.
Country United States
State Delaware
County New Castle
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
233 ft (71 m)
 • Total 264
 • Density 1,312.8/sq mi (506.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-01660
GNIS feature ID 216842

Ardentown is a village in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the village is 264.

Ardentown was founded by Donald Stephens in 1922 as an outgrowth of Arden with a conceptual lifestyle based on Henry George's Single tax movement and William Morris’s Arts and Crafts principles. "Don" Stephens is the son of Arden's founder Frank Stephens.


Ardentown is located at 39°48′30″N 75°28′59″W / 39.80833°N 75.48306°W / 39.80833; -75.48306 (39.8084460, -75.4829752).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 307
1990 325 5.9%
2000 300 −7.7%
2010 264 −12.0%
Est. 2015 272 3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 300 people, 136 households, and 82 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,312.8 people per square mile (503.6/km²). There were 141 housing units at an average density of 617.0 per square mile (236.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.67% White, 1.00% African American, 4.33% Asian, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 136 households out of which 20.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.57.

In the village, the population was spread out with 15.0% under the age of 18, 2.3% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 34.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 80.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $64,286, and the median income for a family was $72,500. Males had a median income of $63,125 versus $31,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $35,577. About 1.3% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 6.0% of those sixty five or over.

kids search engine
Ardentown, Delaware Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.