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
491,833
51.7%
50.8
Male
460,232
48.3%
49.2
Total Population
952,065
 
 

Delaware Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
55,241
5.8% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
54,716
5.7% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
59,275
6.2% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
60,834
6.4% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
59,452
6.2% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
128,569
13.5% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
110,018
11.6% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
125,863
13.2% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
69,814
7.3% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
61,609
6.5% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
100,290
10.5% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
48,194
5.1% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
18,190
1.9% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
747,828
78.5%
77.2
Female
391,146
52.3%
51.3%
Male
356,682
47.7%
48.7%
21 Years and over
710,465
74.6%
73.1
62 Years and over
204,586
21.5%
18.8
65 Years and over
166,674
17.5%
15.2
Female
92,745
55.6%
55.8%
Male
73,929
44.4%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
41
0.0%
0.0

Delaware Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
926,351
97.3% 
96.8
White
659,091
69.2% 
72.6
Black or African American
209,911
22.0% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
4,055
0.4% 
0.8
Asian
35,646
3.7% 
5.4
Asian Indian
12,483
1.3% 
1.2
Chinese
12,043
1.3% 
1.3
Filipino
3,162
0.3% 
0.9
Japanese
645
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
2,423
0.3% 
0.4
Vietnamese
579
0.1% 
0.6
Other Asian
4,311
0.5% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
2,053
0.2% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
 
0.0
Samoan
 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
 
0.1
Some Other Race
15,595
1.6% 
5.1
Two or More Races
25,714
2.7% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
87,152
9.2% 
17.8
Mexican
33,194
3.5% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
28,560
3.0% 
1.7
Cuban
1,933
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
23,465
2.5% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
864,913
90.8% 
82.2

Delaware Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
22,347
3.4% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
48,247
7.3% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
212,474
32.1% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
122,182
18.4% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
52,228
7.9% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
121,717
18.4% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
83,352
12.6% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
70,594
10.7%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
591,953
89.4%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
205,069
31.0%
31.2

Delaware Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
269,029
34.4%
33.7
Now Married
365,026
46.6%
47.5
Divorced
87,871
11.2%
11.0
Separated
13,552
1.7%
2.0
Widowed
47,355
6.0%
5.8

Delaware Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
780,876
87.1%
78.4%
Languages other than english
115,948
12.9%
21.6%
Spanish
64,049
7.1%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
22,169
2.5%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
20,127
2.2%
3.5%
Other Languages
9,603
1.1%
1.1%

Delaware Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
20,673
5.9%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
12,893
3.7%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
29,319
8.4%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
33,783
9.6%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
46,196
13.2%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
64,962
18.5%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
48,649
13.9%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
55,390
15.8%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
19,635
5.6%
5.8
$200,000 or more
19,585
5.6%
6.4
Median household income
61,757
 
57,617
Per capita income
31,712
 
31,128

Delaware Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
4,001
0.9%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
40,799
9.2%
9.8
Construction
33,546
7.5%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
116,136
26.1%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
39,722
8.9%
6.6
Information
5,639
1.3%
2.1
Manufacturing
35,022
7.9%
10.1
Other services except public administration
18,214
4.1%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
45,030
10.1%
11.4
Public administration
20,816
4.7%
4.6
Retail trade
54,049
12.2%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
21,995
5.0%
5.2
Wholesale trade
9,352
2.1%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
42,046
9.5%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
177,213
39.9%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
47,560
10.7%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
99,828
22.5%
23.3
Service occupations
77,674
17.5%
18.1

Delaware Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
439,253
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
355,814
81.0%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
39,457
9.0%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
11,758
2.7%
5.1
Walked
8,167
1.9%
2.7
Other means
4,395
1.0%
1.8
Worked at home
19,662
4.5%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
26.1
 
26.6

Delaware Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
20,032
5.7%
8.7
1 vehicles
123,117
35.1%
33.2
2 vehicles
140,649
40.1%
37.1
3 or more
67,287
19.2%
21.0

Delaware Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
351,085
82.4%
87.6
Owner Occupied
245,005
69.8%
63.1
Renter Occupied
106,080
30.2%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
75,069
17.6%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
8
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.7
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.5
0.0%
2.5

Delaware Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
426,154
1 room
4,272
1.0%
2.4
2 rooms
4,056
1.0%
2.7
3 rooms
22,112
5.2%
9.1
4 rooms
54,085
12.7%
16.5
5 rooms
68,832
16.2%
19.8
6 rooms
80,388
18.9%
17.8
7 rooms
76,504
18.0%
12.0
8 rooms
52,789
12.4%
8.6
9 rooms or more
63,116
14.8%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Delaware Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
426,154
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
246,431
57.8%
61.5
1-unit, attached
69,916
16.4%
5.9
2-units
6,815
1.6%
3.6
3 or 4 units
9,279
2.2%
4.4
5 to 9 units
17,421
4.1%
4.8
10 to 19 units
21,710
5.1%
4.4
20 or more units
20,421
4.8%
9.0
Mobile home
33,947
8.0%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
214
0.1%
0.1

Delaware Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
32,408
7.6%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
20,920
4.9%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
41,723
9.8%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
43,356
10.2%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
51,108
12.0%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
56,259
13.2%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
66,980
15.7%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Delaware Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
150,877
43.0%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
37,262
10.6%
4.7
Electricity
114,528
32.6%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
40,914
11.7%
4.8
Coal or coke
300
0.1%
0.1
Wood
3,808
1.1%
1.9
Solar energy
316
0.1%
0.1
Other fuel
1,751
0.5%
0.5
No fuel used
1,329
0.4%
1.1

Delaware Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
157,296
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
1,731
1.1%
10.7%
$3,000 or more
6,485
4.1%
1.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
7,336
4.7%
1.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
21,117
13.4%
4.4%
$500 to $999
25,420
16.2%
41.0%
$1,500 to $1,999
39,600
25.2%
11.9%
$1,000 to $1,499
55,607
35.4%
28.3%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
71,543
46.0%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
25,727
16.5%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
15,688
10.1%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
11,219
7.2%
7.0%
35.0% or more
31,346
20.2%
21.3%
Not Computed
1,773
0.0%
0.0%

Delaware Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
101,349 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
39,513
39.0%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
12,069
11.9%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
2,679
2.6%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
446
0.4%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
715
0.7%
1.8%
$500 to $999
38,282
37.8%
41.0%
Less than $500
7,645
7.5%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
4,731
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
1,048
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
11,847
12.2%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
13,965
14.4%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
11,437
11.8%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
11,170
11.5%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
9,979
10.3%
9.0%
35.0% or more
38,342
39.6%
40.7%
Not Computed
9,340
0.0%
0.0%

Delaware Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
245,005
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
10,564
4.3%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
11,407
4.7%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
24,009
9.8%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
41,114
16.8%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
76,064
31.0%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
64,136
26.2%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
14,958
6.1%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
2,753
1.1%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
243,400
 
205,000
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