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Brookside, Delaware
Location in New Castle County and the state of Delaware.
Location in New Castle County and the state of Delaware.
Brookside, Delaware is located in Delaware
Brookside, Delaware
Brookside, Delaware
Location in Delaware
Brookside, Delaware is located in the United States
Brookside, Delaware
Brookside, Delaware
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Delaware
County New Castle
 • Total 3.89 sq mi (10.07 km2)
 • Land 3.88 sq mi (10.05 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
75 ft (23 m)
 • Total 14,974
 • Density 3,857.29/sq mi (1,489.41/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-09850
GNIS feature ID 213721

Brookside is a census-designated place (CDP) in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 14,353 at the 2010 census.


Brookside is located at 39°40′01″N 75°43′37″W / 39.66694°N 75.72694°W / 39.66694; -75.72694 (39.6670561, -75.7268779).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 7,856
1980 15,255 94.2%
1990 15,307 0.3%
2000 14,086 −8.0%
2010 14,353 1.9%
2020 14,974 4.3%

At the 2000 census, there were 14,806 people, 5,465 households and 3,858 families living in the CDP. The population density was 3,787.7 per square mile (1,462.1/km2). There were 5,645 housing units at an average density of 1,444.1 per square mile (557.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 77.35% White, 15.03% African American, 0.32% Native American, 2.61% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.22% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.59% of the population.

There were 5,465 households, of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.15.

Age distribution was 26.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median household income was $50,107, and the median family income was $55,077. Males had a median income of $37,040 versus $29,494 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,527. About 5.6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.


Christina School District operates area district public schools.

Zoned elementary schools serving Brookside include Brookside Elementary School and Jennie E. Smith Elementary School. Brookside is divided between the boundaries of Gauger/Cobbs Middle School, Kirk Middle School, and Shue-Medill Middle School. Brookside is divided between the zones of Christiana High School and Newark High School.

Previously Grades 5-6 were assigned to schools in Wilmington: Bayard and Stubbs.

Delaware School for the Deaf is in Brookside.

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