Townsend, Delaware Population 2024

2,821

Townsend is a city located in New Castle County Delaware. Townsend has a 2024 population of 2,821. Townsend is currently growing at a rate of 0.21% annually and its population has increased by 2.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,746 in 2020.

The average household income in Townsend is $151,780 with a poverty rate of 1.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Townsend is 35 years, 27.7 years for males, and 38.1 years for females.

Townsend Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Townsend was:

  • White: 45.05%
  • Black or African American: 39.7%
  • Two or more races: 10.41%
  • Asian: 2.86%
  • Other race: 1.98%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,666.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.73% (75)
The current population of Townsend, Delaware is 2,821 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,746.

Townsend, Delaware Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,22945.05%
Black or African American1,08339.7%
Two or more races28410.41%
Asian782.86%
Other race541.98%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Townsend Population by Race

Townsend Population Pyramid 2024

Townsend Median Age

35

Total

27.7

Male

38.1

Female

Townsend Adults

There are 1,842 adults, (153 of whom are seniors) in Townsend.

Townsend Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

9.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Townsend Sex Ratio

Female1,42052.05%
Male1,30847.95%

Townsend Population by Age

Townsend Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7153.8195.74.3
Married4374.8693.66.4
Non Family1881.441000
Female713.6995.84.2
Male193.531000
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4.52

Average Family Size

3.81

Average Household Size

95.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Townsend Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Townsend Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Townsend Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 82.05%.

Townsend Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$67,065

Average Earnings

$68,589

Average Male

$63,594

Average Female

Townsend Earnings by Educational Attainment

Townsend Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Townsend Language

87.7% of Townsend residents speak only English, while 12.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.76% of the population.

Townsend Language

Townsend Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,203211.75%
Black1,083161.48%
Hispanic10121.98%
Multiple28420.7%
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1.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

0.84%

Male Poverty Rate

2.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Townsend

The race most likely to be in poverty in Townsend is Hispanic, with 1.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Townsend is Multiple, with 0.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 1.9%.

Townsend Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.65%
Bachelors or Greater1.09%
High School0.5%
Some College0.4%
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Townsend Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed17.86%
Female Employed1.14%
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
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Townsend Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Townsend Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Townsend Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Townsend Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Townsend Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Townsend Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Townsend Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

248

Number of Veterans

109

Male Veterans

139

Female Veterans

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Townsend Veterans by War

count

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Townsend Veterans by Age

count

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Townsend Veterans by Race

Townsend Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

2.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Townsend Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

82.7%

Labor Force Participation

80.4%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Townsend Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Townsend Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Townsend Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

39.99%

Born in Townsend

91.79%

Native Born

8.21%

Foreign Born

2.05%

Non Citizen

6.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.79% of Townsend residents were born in the United States, with 39.99% having been born in Delaware. 2.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Townsend Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,85160.21%
20282,84560.21%
20272,83960.21%
20262,83360.21%
20252,82760.21%
20242,82160.21%
20232,81560.21%
20222,80960.21%
20212,803572.08%
20202,746923.47%
20192,6541024%
20182,5521114.55%
20172,4411175.03%
20162,3241416.46%
20152,183663.12%
20142,117311.49%
20132,086170.82%
20122,069150.73%
20112,054120.59%
20102,042
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Townsend Population by Year