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Greenville, 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 2.74 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 • Land 2.72 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
256 ft (78 m)
 • Total 2,326
 • Density 849/sq mi (327/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
19807, 19884
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-31430
GNIS feature ID 214034

Greenville is a census-designated place (CDP) in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 2,326 at the 2010 census. The CDP is an affluent bedroom community and a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The community is also home to many Du Pont family descendants.


Greenville is located at 39°46′44″N 75°35′54″W / 39.77889°N 75.59833°W / 39.77889; -75.59833 (39.7790012, -75.5982599).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.74 square miles (7.1 km2), of which 2.72 square miles (7.0 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (0.73%) is water.


As of the census of 2010, there were 2,326 people, 1,076 households, and 654 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 849 people per square mile (327/km²). There were 1,395 housing units at an average density of 509.1 per square mile (196.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.7% White, 4.8% African American, 7.2% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 1,076 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.2% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.6 years. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

According to the American Community Survey, the median income for a household in the CDP is $133,864, and the median income for a family is $159,632. The per capita income for the CDP was $109,521. None of the families and 2.5% of the population are living below the poverty line.

Greenville and Henlopen Acres are the two richest places in Delaware, all but tied for highest personal incomes, averaging over $80,000 per annum.

Points of interest

  • John Carney Agricultural Complex
  • Alexis I. duPont High School
  • Hagley Museum and Library
  • Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum
  • Holladay-Harrington House
  • Mt. Cuba Center
  • Owl's Nest Country Place
  • St. Joseph's on the Brandywine
  • Stockton-Montmorency
  • Walnut Green School
  • Wilmington Country Club
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