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Pike Creek, 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 6.1 sq mi (15.9 km2)
 • Land 6.1 sq mi (15.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 121 ft (37 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 7,898
 • Density 1,294.8/sq mi (496.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-56490
GNIS feature ID 1867107

Pike Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in New Castle County, Delaware and is part of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan statistical area. In 2007, CNN's Money Magazine ranked Pike Creek on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States. Pike Creek was the only community in Delaware to appear on the list. The population was 7,898 at the 2010 census. Local attractions include Middle Run Natural Area, White Clay Creek State Park, Carousel Farm Park & Equestrian Center, Golf and Restaurants. Pike Creek is approximately 5 miles from downtown Newark, Delaware which contains the University of Delaware. Pike Creek is connected to the University of Delaware campus and the Newark, Delaware downtown area by several bike trails. Pike Creek is approximately 10 miles west of the state's largest city, Wilmington, Delaware which is a national financial center. Chester County, Pennsylvania is located approximately 2 miles west of Pike Creek.


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According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.1 square miles (16 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 10,163
2000 19,751 94.3%
2010 7,898 −60.0%

The median income in 2011 was $106,313. About 0.9% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,898 in the CDP. The population density was 3,220.8 people per square mile (1,244.0/km²). There were 8,415 housing units at an average density of 1,372.2 per square mile (530.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.30% White, 4.09% African American, 0.17% Native American, 5.58% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.

There were 8,201 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 35.0% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.


  • White Clay Creek State Park
  • Carousel Farm Park & Equestrian Center
  • Middle Run Natural Area

Three Little Bakers Golf Club Site

The owners of Pike Creek Golf Club, formally Three Little Bakers Golf Club, Pike Creek Recreational Services LLC, have been engaged in a lawsuit with New Castle County, Delaware regarding redevelopment of the golf course for housing. In September 2013, a judge ruled that the developers who own the former Pike Creek Golf Course have to preserve 130 acres of land that could function as a golf course and open space.

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