Pike Creek, Delaware

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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.
Pike Creek is located in Delaware
Pike Creek
Pike Creek
Location within the state of Delaware
Pike Creek is located in the United States
Pike Creek
Pike Creek
Pike Creek (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°43′51″N 75°42′15″W / 39.73083°N 75.70417°W / 39.73083; -75.70417Coordinates: 39°43′51″N 75°42′15″W / 39.73083°N 75.70417°W / 39.73083; -75.70417
CountryUnited States
CountyNew Castle
 • Total6.1 sq mi (15.9 km2)
 • Land6.1 sq mi (15.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
121 ft (37 m)
 • Total7,898
 • Density1,294.8/sq mi (496.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)302
FIPS code10-56490
GNIS feature ID1867107[1]

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 number 79 on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States.[2] 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.


Pike Creek is located at 39°43′51″N 75°42′15″W / 39.73083°N 75.70417°W / 39.73083; -75.70417 (39.7309451, -75.7040991).[3]

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


As of 2011, the estimated median house or condo value was $324,403. Detached houses: $357,826; Townhouses or other attached units: $257,807; In 2-unit structures: $319,129; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $140,985; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $169,882. Median gross rent in 2011: $1,560.


Historical population
Census Pop.

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[5] 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.


Public school students in Pike Creek attend schools in the Red Clay Consolidated School District in the eastern part and the Christina School District in the western part. Pike Creek is home to Goldey-Beacom College and St. Mark's High School.


In popular culture[edit]

In the season 5 premiere "Sympathy for the Devil" of the CW show Supernatural, Pike Creek is where Lucifer convinces his temporary vessel Nick to allow his possession.[6]

Three Little Bakers Golf Club Site[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Pike Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Best Places to Live: Top 100 - Pike Creek, Del. (79)". CNN Money.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "5.01 Sympathy for the Devil - Super-wiki". www.supernaturalwiki.com. Retrieved 2017-10-19.