New Castle County ranked 1st in state for resident earnings in 2017


New Castle County ranked 1st among counties in Delaware by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

The median income of New Castle County residents was an inflation-adjusted $33,696 per year. New Castle County had 202,654 households in 2017, with a population of 555,036.

Kent County had the lowest annual resident income among counties in Delaware, with a median income of only $28,873 per year. That was $4,823 less than the median income in New Castle County at the time. Kent County had 63,381 households in 2017 and a population of 173,145.

The table below shows the state's counties ranked by median annual resident earnings in 2017.

Delaware counties ranked by earnings per resident (2017)
Rank
County
Earnings per resident ($$$)
1
New Castle County
33,696
2
Sussex County
29,758
3
Kent County
28,873
* All values are inflation-adjusted

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