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North Star, Delaware
Country United States
State Delaware
County New Castle
 • Total 6.8 sq mi (17.7 km2)
 • Land 6.8 sq mi (17.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 351 ft (107 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,980
 • Density 1,173.5/sq mi (450.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-52490
GNIS feature ID 216809

North Star is a census-designated place (CDP) in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 7,980 at the 2010 census.


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According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.8 square miles (18 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 8,277
2010 7,980 −3.6%

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,277 people, 2,629 households, and 2,408 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,209.5 people per square mile (467.2/km²). There were 2,651 housing units at an average density of 387.4 per square mile (149.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.60% White, 2.50% African American, 0.07% Native American, 6.68% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 2,629 households out of which 49.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 87.3% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 8.4% were non-families. 6.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $110,616, and the median income for a family was $113,621. Males had a median income of $81,175 versus $46,603 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $39,677. About 2.2% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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