Best Affordable Place in Delaware: New Castle County

Population: 536,826
Median family income: $78,052
Households spending more than 30 percent income on housing: 31.1 percent
Unemployment: 8.8 percent
Adult population with bachelor's degrees: 32.1 percent
Major cities: New Castle, Wilmington, Brandywine

The state's most affluent county, New Castle County, is also home to Delaware's largest city, Wilmington. The county offers an attractive variety of housing in urban areas, in small towns such as Newark, Delaware City, and New Castle, and in suburbs that include Pike Creek, Hockessin, and Brandywine Hundred, according to the county chamber of commerce.
 
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