Mayfield, Delaware

Coordinates: 39°47′50″N 75°30′29″W / 39.79722°N 75.50806°W / 39.79722; -75.50806
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Mayfield, Delaware
Intersection of Wilson Road and Walton Road in Mayfield
Intersection of Wilson Road and Walton Road in Mayfield
Mayfield is located in Delaware
Mayfield is located in the United States
Coordinates: 39°47′50″N 75°30′29″W / 39.79722°N 75.50806°W / 39.79722; -75.50806
CountryUnited States
CountyNew Castle
302 ft (92 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code302
GNIS feature ID217124[1]

Mayfield is an suburban community in New Castle County, Delaware, United States.[1] It was the teenage home of President Joe Biden.


Mayfield is located southwest of the intersection of Delaware Route 3 and Wilson Road, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) northeast of Wilmington[2] in the Brandywine Hundred.


Mayfield was developed in the 1950s and is described as being at the time a "rapidly growing middle-class community", where "many fathers were accountants, lawyers, and chemists..."[3][4]

Mayfield is the site of the teenage home of U.S. politician Joe Biden, who moved to Mayfield in 1955 with his family when he was 13 and lived in a typical split-level house on Wilson Road.[3][5][6] In his book Promises to Keep he says of Mayfield: "The houses in my neighborhood, Mayfield, had sprouted just a few years earlier from what had been a flat and treeless farm field. There wasn't a spot of shade in the neighborhood. The streets were smooth, fast, and narrow—built for speed. They were great for bike races and whiffle ball. But everything there felt squared off, as if in perfect obeisance to the suburban God of Right Angles. Uniformity ruled. Every roof had the same pitch."[7]


  1. ^ a b "Mayfield". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ L. W. HECK, A. J. WRAIGHT, D. J. ORTH,J. R. CARTER, L. G. VAN WINKLE, and JANET HAZEN (1966). Delaware Place Names (PDF). Geological Survey Bulletin 1245 (Report). Government Printing Office (U.S.A.).{{cite report}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b Ebert, Jennifer (January 20, 2021). "Joe Biden's houses – see the impressive property portfolio of the 46th President of the United States". Homes and Gardens. Retrieved September 18, 2021. In 1955, when he was 13 years old, the family moved to Mayfield, Delaware – a rapidly growing middle-class community. It was here where Biden would set up home with his current wife...
  4. ^ Newman, Meredith (June 24, 2019). "How Joe Biden went from 'Stutterhead' to senior class president". News Journal. Retrieved September 18, 2021. The Biden family lived in Mayfield, a new development where many fathers were accountants, lawyers and chemists.
  5. ^ "Freshman Elect Archmere". The News Journal. November 16, 1961. Retrieved September 18, 2021.
  6. ^ John M. Broder, John M. Broder (October 23, 2008). "Father's Tough Life an Inspiration for Biden". The New York Times. Retrieved September 18, 2021. the Bidens moved to a nondescript split-level home on Wilson Road
  7. ^ Biden, Joe (2007), Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, Random House, ISBN 9781400065363