Townsend, DE Overview

Once considered a Delaware secret, Townsend has joined the residential boom with new neighborhoods like Dickerson Farms, Back Creek, the Estates of Commodore II, and Brick Mill Farms.  Colonial architecture predominates on homesites that take advantage of rolling hills, fairway views, or open spaces.  This southern quadrant of New Castle County harmonizes protected farmland and wildlife regions with a proliferation of new homes in a variety of communities that enjoy a short commute to metropolitan amenities on major highways.  Newcomers will appreciate the centralized location in relationship to major shopping centers and cultural attractions located both north and south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.  The tree-lined neighborhoods and homes within the heart of town are filled with historic charm.


Population Growth (since 2000)281%
Population Density (ppl / mile)2,293.00
Household Size (ppl)3.546
Households w/ Children48%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover0%
5+ Years in Residency41%
Median Year in Residency4.01

Housing Inventory

Townsend, DE Housing Inventory 32925855853292585

Market Overview

38 listings with an estimated median price of $348,150

$100K - 200K2
$200K - 300K7
$300K - 400K16
$400K - 500K8
$500K - 600K3
$600K - 700K1
$1M - Max1
Property TypeCount
Single Family21
Lots and Land8

(Data as of 10/22/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Townsend, DE Population Demographics

Total: 2,405


Median Age: 36.74

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Townsend, DE Temperature

Weather Risk

Townsend, DE Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Townsend, DE Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Townsend, DE Highest Education Level Attained 42532161391863081504253216139186

Employment and Finance


Townsend, DE Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $98,750)

Townsend, DE Income by dollar range 52271726861212485410010877143321

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Townsend, DE Crime

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