Population 917,092

Homefacts State Report

Delaware is home to 917,092 residents, making it the 45th most populous of the 50 United States. Delaware ranks 50th in total area (2,488.00 square miles) and 50th in population density (368.60 people per square mile). The median age of its residents is 40.6 years, with 78.5% of the population 18 year and over.

According to Homefacts' records there are currently 4,574 criminal and sex offenders in Delaware (approximately 49.88 offenders per 10,000 people). The unemployment rate in Delaware is 4.6% .

Crime view a full crime report for Delaware

Crime Index in Delaware

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.

Property Reports search Delaware property reports

Real Estate Overview

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

5,145 Building Permits

Delaware building permits average per year since 2001 is 5,253. In 2005, there was a high number of building permits with 8,195 and a low number of building permits in 2011 of 2,977. 79.59% of the building permits are for Single Family housing units in 2012.

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Building Permits By Year

Environmental Hazards

11,713 Environmental Hazards

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Unemployment view full Delaware unemployment report

Since 2005 the unemployment rate in Delaware has ranged from 2.8% in December 1998 to 15.5% in May 2020. The current unemployment rate for Delaware is 4.6% for August 2022. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

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State Representatives

  • Gov. Jack Markell
  • Sen. Thomas R. Carper
  • Sen. Christopher A. Coons
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