Delaware County, NY

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Population

45,950

1.14% decline

Median Age

47


Median Household Income

$47,921

4.05% growth

Poverty Rate

16.5%


Number of Employees

19,919

0.252% growth

Median Property Value

$138,000

2.07% growth

About

In 2017, Delaware County, NY had a population of 46k people with a median age of 47 and a median household income of $47,921. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Delaware County, NY declined from 46,480 to 45,950, a -1.14% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,055 to $47,921, a 4.05% increase.

The population of Delaware County, NY is 92.5% White Alone, 3.68% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.7% Black or African American Alone. 5.52% of the people in Delaware County, NY speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Delaware County, NY are SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (1,073 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Delaware County, NY is $138,000, and the homeownership rate is 73.3%. Most people in Delaware County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Delaware County, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Delaware County, NY employs 19.9k people. The largest industries in Delaware County, NY are Manufacturing (2,766 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,690 people), and Educational Services (2,531 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,357), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,273), and Public Administration ($47,375).

Median household income in Delaware County, NY is $47,921. Males in Delaware County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Delaware County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,921

2017 value

± $2,077

4.05%

1 Year Growth

± 6.33%

Households in Delaware County, NY have a median annual income of $47,921, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,055 in 2016, which represents a 4.05% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in Delaware County, NY made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Delaware County, NY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Delaware County, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Delaware County, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9703

  2. Census Tract 9702

  3. Census Tract 9705

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delaware County, NY was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $57,540, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $52,917 and $48,564.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Delaware County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delaware County, NY (7.19k out of 43.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,727 ± 503

  2. Hispanic

    347 ± 122

  3. Other

    156 ± 125

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Delaware County, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

19.9k

2017 Value

± 786

0.252%

1 Year growth

± 5.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Delaware County, NY grew at a rate of 0.252%, from 19.9k employees to 19.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delaware County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,425 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,840 people), and Management Occupations (1,795 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delaware County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Delaware County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,425 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,840 people), and Management Occupations (1,795 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Delaware County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.06 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.75 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Delaware County, NY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,750), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($63,750), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.9k

2017 Value

± 786

0.252%

1 Year growth

± 5.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Delaware County, NY grew at a rate of 0.252%, from 19.9k employees to 19.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delaware County, NY, are Manufacturing (2,766 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,690 people), and Educational Services (2,531 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delaware County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Delaware County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Delaware County, NY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,766 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,690 people), and Educational Services (2,531 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Delaware County, NY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.71 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.44 times), and Construction (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Delaware County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,357), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,273), and Public Administration ($47,375).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $45.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.9% of the population of Delaware County, NY has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 0.946% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Delaware County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, NY see 2709 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.68% increase from the previous year (2588 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4138 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 910 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,709 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, NY see an average of 2,709 patients per year. This represents a 4.68% increase from the previous year (2,588 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Delaware County, NY in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.14%

Uninsured

41.4%

Employer Coverage

19.9%

Medicaid

18.4%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

0.946%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delaware County, NY declined by 10.8% from 8.01% to 7.14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Delaware County, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Delaware County, NY is home to a population of 46k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.6% of Delaware County, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Delaware County, NY is composed of 42.5k White Alone residents (92.5%), 1.69k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.68%), 782 Black or African American Alone residents (1.7%), 578 Two or More Races residents (1.26%), 324 Asian Alone residents (0.705%), 67 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.146%), 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0196%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Delaware County, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (902 speakers), German (365 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (193 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

59

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Delaware County, NY was 47. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 59. But people in Delaware County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Delaware County, NY residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.01%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.6% of Delaware County, NY residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Delaware County, NY was 4.01%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Delaware County, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 Delaware County, NY residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Delaware County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Delaware County, NY was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    42.5k ± 27

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.69k ± 243

  3. Black or African American Alone

    782 ± 81

In 2017, there were 25.1 times more White Alone residents (42.5k people) in Delaware County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.69k Hispanic or Latino and 782 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Delaware County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    902 speakers (2.02%)

  2. German

    365 speakers (0.817%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    193 speakers (0.432%)

5.52% of Delaware County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Delaware County, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.02% of the overall population of Delaware County, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.817% speak German and 0.432% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,289 ± 155

  2. Korea

    415 ± 100

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    287 ± 89

Delaware County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Delaware County, NY awarded 1,073 degrees. The student population of Delaware County, NY is skewed towards women, with 1,609 male students and 1,902 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Delaware County, NY are White (713 and 67%), followed by Black or African American (133 and 12.5%), Hispanic or Latino (118 and 11.1%), and Unknown (56 and 5.26%).

The largest universities in Delaware County, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (1,073 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Delaware County, NY are Registered Nursing (219 and 20.4%), General Studies (95 and 8.85%), and Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant (72 and 6.71%).

The median tuition costs in Delaware County, NY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $10,840 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 37 degrees awarded

  2. 95 degrees awarded

  3. 72 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Delaware County, NY was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 37 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Delaware County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,073 degrees awarded

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Delaware County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was SUNY College of Technology at Delhi with 1,073 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

524

Degrees Awarded to Men

549

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 524 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Delaware County, NY, which is 0.954 times less than the 549 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Delaware County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    713 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    133 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    118 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Delaware County, NY were to White students. These 713 degrees mean that there were 5.36 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 133 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Delaware County, NY was $138,000 in 2017, which is 0.634 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $135,200 to $138,000, a 2.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Delaware County, NY is 73.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Delaware County, NY have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Delaware County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,921

Median Household Income

± $2,077

19.1k

Number of Households

± 742

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.1k households in Delaware County, NY grew to $47,921 from the previous year's value of $46,055.

The following chart displays the households in Delaware County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$138,000

2017 Median

± $7,168

$135,200

2016 Median

± $6,065

In 2017, the median property value in Delaware County, NY grew to to $138,000 from the previous year's value of $135,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Delaware County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Delaware County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Delaware County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Delaware County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.3%

2017 Homeownership

73.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.3% of the housing units in Delaware County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Delaware County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Delaware County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Delaware County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delaware County, NY have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.91% of the workforce in Delaware County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.42%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.53%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Delaware County, NY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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