is a census-designated place (CDP) in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 12,902 at the 2000 census. It is . The place name may be derived from the Lenape word "hòkèsa" meaning "pieces of bark" or from a misspelling of "occasion," as pronounced by the Quakers who settled the area originally.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.0 square miles (26.0 km²), of which, 10.0 square miles (26.0 km²) of it is land and 0.10% is water.