New Castle County
New Castle County is the northernmost of the three counties of the U.S. state of Delaware. As of 2010 its population was 538,479, an increase of 7.6% over the previous decade. The county seat is Wilmington. The center of population of Delaware is located in New Castle County, in the town of Townsend. It is the most affluent of the three counties in the state of Delaware. In addition it is the smallest in area but largest in population. New Castle County is centrally located in close proximity to Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania making it an ideal choice for residents looking to enjoy the tax benefits of Delaware while working in the adjoining states.
Kent County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Delaware. It is coextensive with the Dover, Delaware, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010 the population was 162,310, a 28.1% increase over the previous decade. The county seat is Dover, the state capital. It is named after Kent, a county in southeast England. Kent County provides a central location with close proximity to the beautiful beaches of southern Delaware as well as the more populated and commercially viable cities of northern Delaware.
Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the U.S. state of Delaware. As of 2010 the population was 197,145, an increase of 25.9% over the previous decade. The county seat is Georgetown. The Seaford Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Sussex County.
Sussex County is Delaware's largest county by land area, with 938 square miles (2,429 km2). The first European settlement in the state of Delaware was founded in 1631 near the present-day town of Lewes. However, Sussex County was not organized until 1683. Sussex County offers some of the top beaches in the nation including the beautiful and charming beach towns of Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island.