Delaware Demographic Data

Delaware Demographic Summary

  • Population: 917,092
  • Area: 2,488.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 1,949.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 539.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 368.60 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 49.21 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Delaware Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
487,726
51.6%
50.8
Male
458,208
48.4%
49.2
Total Population
945,934
 
 

Delaware Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
55,445
5.9% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
52,642
5.6% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
61,316
6.5% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
60,716
6.4% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
63,179
6.7% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
124,348
13.1% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
110,727
11.7% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
129,436
13.7% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
65,906
7.0% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
61,395
6.5% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
95,778
10.1% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
45,417
4.8% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
19,629
2.1% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
741,734
78.4%
77.1
Female
387,771
52.3%
51.4%
Male
353,963
47.7%
48.6%
21 Years and over
700,846
74.1%
72.9
62 Years and over
195,659
20.7%
18.3
65 Years and over
160,824
17.0%
14.9
Female
88,861
55.3%
55.9%
Male
71,963
44.7%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
40

Delaware Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
917,493
97.0% 
96.9
White
654,904
69.2% 
73.1
Black or African American
203,863
21.6% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
3,121
0.3% 
0.8
Asian
36,114
3.8% 
5.4
Asian Indian
15,965
1.7% 
1.2
Chinese
7,766
0.8% 
1.3
Filipino
3,956
0.4% 
0.9
Japanese
300
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
2,491
0.3% 
0.5
Vietnamese
1,788
0.2% 
0.5
Other Asian
3,848
0.4% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
334
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
19,157
2.0% 
4.8
Two or More Races
28,441
3.0% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
85,306
9.0% 
17.6
Mexican
34,785
3.7% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
21,476
2.3% 
1.7
Cuban
1,638
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
27,407
2.9% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
860,628
91.0% 
82.4

Delaware Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
24,692
3.8% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
47,663
7.3% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
194,810
29.8% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
130,986
20.1% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
52,556
8.1% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
117,581
18.0% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
84,348
12.9% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
72,355
11.1%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
580,281
88.9%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
201,929
30.9%
30.6

Delaware Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
262,738
33.8%
33.5
Now Married
364,874
47.0%
47.5
Divorced
86,609
11.2%
11.0
Separated
13,114
1.7%
2.1
Widowed
49,196
6.3%
5.8

Delaware Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
773,482
86.9%
78.5%
Languages other than english
117,007
13.1%
21.5%
Spanish
64,194
7.2%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
25,402
2.9%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
20,446
2.3%
3.5%
Other Languages
6,965
0.8%
1.0%

Delaware Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
19,146
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
11,772
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
32,863
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
32,276
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
46,595
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
66,326
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
52,486
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
50,741
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
22,193
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
18,197
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
61,255
 
55,775
Per capita income
31,441
 
29,979

Delaware Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
5,106
1.1%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
45,372
10.1%
9.8
Construction
28,858
6.4%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
111,772
25.0%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
43,739
9.8%
6.5
Information
6,759
1.5%
2.1
Manufacturing
36,264
8.1%
10.3
Other services except public administration
20,336
4.5%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
45,324
10.1%
11.3
Public administration
23,880
5.3%
4.6
Retail trade
54,829
12.3%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
17,915
4.0%
5.1
Wholesale trade
7,362
1.6%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
38,720
8.7%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
178,788
40.0%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
40,794
9.1%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
104,483
23.3%
23.6
Service occupations
84,731
18.9%
18.0

Delaware Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
441,183
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
359,029
81.4%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
34,752
7.9%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
12,104
2.7%
5.2
Walked
9,655
2.2%
2.8
Other means
4,765
1.1%
1.8
Worked at home
20,878
4.7%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
26.0
 
26.0

Delaware Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
24,142
6.8%
8.9
1 vehicles
120,887
34.3%
33.5
2 vehicles
135,033
38.3%
37.2
3 or more
72,533
20.6%
20.3

Delaware Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
352,595
83.6%
87.7
Owner Occupied
249,681
70.8%
63.0
Renter Occupied
102,914
29.2%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
69,139
16.4%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

Delaware Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
421,734
1 room
4,436
1.1%
2.3
2 rooms
4,197
1.0%
2.5
3 rooms
24,594
5.8%
9.0
4 rooms
49,820
11.8%
16.6
5 rooms
71,093
16.9%
20.0
6 rooms
80,820
19.2%
17.9
7 rooms
64,492
15.3%
12.1
8 rooms
53,432
12.7%
8.5
9 rooms or more
68,850
16.3%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Delaware Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
421,734
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
250,839
59.5%
61.4
1-unit, attached
58,497
13.9%
5.8
2-units
7,268
1.7%
3.7
3 or 4 units
10,623
2.5%
4.5
5 to 9 units
14,125
3.3%
4.8
10 to 19 units
24,094
5.7%
4.6
20 or more units
19,627
4.7%
8.8
Mobile home
36,463
8.6%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
198
0.0%
0.1

Delaware Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
34,796
8.3%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
19,230
4.6%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
43,644
10.3%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
45,013
10.7%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
52,798
12.5%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
60,813
14.4%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
68,936
16.3%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Delaware Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
145,437
41.2%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
36,295
10.3%
4.7
Electricity
114,947
32.6%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
47,187
13.4%
5.1
Coal or coke
390
0.1%
0.1
Wood
4,581
1.3%
2.0
Solar energy
358
0.1%
0.1
Other fuel
1,615
0.5%
0.5
No fuel used
1,785
0.5%
1.2

Delaware Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
163,216
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
1,911
1.2%
11.0%
$3,000 or more
7,073
4.3%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
9,664
5.9%
1.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
19,554
12.0%
4.1%
$500 to $999
25,873
15.9%
42.7%
$1,500 to 1,999
46,023
28.2%
$1,000 to 1,499
53,118
32.5%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
69,926
43.0%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
28,259
17.4%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
14,360
8.8%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
11,753
7.2%
7.3%
35.0% or more
38,379
23.6%
22.3%
Not Computed
539
NR
NR

Delaware Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
96,117 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
39,829
41.4%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
10,694
11.1%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
1,325
1.4%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
476
0.5%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
369
0.4%
1.5%
$500 to $999
35,145
36.6%
42.7%
Less than $500
8,279
8.6%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
6,797
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
1,049
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
13,103
14.0%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
12,373
13.3%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
12,956
13.9%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
9,683
10.4%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
7,968
8.5%
9.2%
35.0% or more
37,277
39.9%
41.4%
Not Computed
9,554
NR
NR

Delaware Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
249,681
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
12,668
5.1%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
13,339
5.3%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
24,675
9.9%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
41,907
16.8%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
75,185
30.1%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
63,991
25.6%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
14,762
5.9%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
3,154
1.3%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
240,200
 
194,500
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