Delaware County, PA

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2020 Population
565,328
0.137% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
38.9
0.256% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
9.91%
0.838% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$76,238
2.36% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$247,900
1.43% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
279,832
0.0805% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Delaware County, PA had a population of 565k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $76,238. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Delaware County, PA grew from 564,554 to 565,328, a 0.137% increase and its median household income grew from $74,477 to $76,238, a 2.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Delaware County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.84%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.54%), and White (Hispanic) (1.83%).

None of the households in Delaware County, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.6% of the residents in Delaware County, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Delaware County, PA are Villanova University (3,941 degrees awarded in 2020), Widener University (1,740 degrees), and Delaware County Community College (1,395 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Delaware County, PA was $247,900, and the homeownership rate was 68.7%.

Most people in Delaware County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Delaware County, PA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Delaware County, PA is home to a population of 565k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 10.6% of Delaware County, PA residents were born outside of the country (60k people).

In 2020, there were 3.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (373k people) in Delaware County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 120k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 33k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.6%
2020 Citizenship
95.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.6% of Delaware County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Delaware County, PA was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Delaware County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    373k ± 546
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    120k ± 936
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    33k ± 543
3.99%
Hispanic Population
22.6k people

In 2020, there were 3.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (373k people) in Delaware County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 120k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 33k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.99% of the people in Delaware County, PA are hispanic (22.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Delaware County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    92,750 ± 7,450 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    72,397 ± 6,587 people
  3. China
    65,642 ± 6,274 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 92,750 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 72,397 and China with 65,642.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
60k people
10.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
58.8k people

As of 2020, 10.6% of Delaware County, PA residents (60k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Delaware County, PA was 10.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,261 ± 709
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,104 ± 395
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,964 ± 522

Delaware County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Delaware County, PA employs 280k people. The largest industries in Delaware County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (51,314 people), Educational Services (31,050 people), and Retail Trade (27,292 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($104,896), Utilities ($83,185), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,331).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,196. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

280k
2020 Value
± 4,050
0.0805%
1 Year growth
± 1.89%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Delaware County, PA grew at a rate of 0.0805%, from 280k employees to 280k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delaware County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,939 people), Management Occupations (32,771 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (25,603 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delaware County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

280k
2020 Value
± 4,050
0.0805%
1 Year growth
± 1.89%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Delaware County, PA grew at a rate of 0.0805%, from 280k employees to 280k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delaware County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (51,314 people), Educational Services (31,050 people), and Retail Trade (27,292 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delaware County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Delaware County, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,179
Median earning men ± $1,069
$39,315
Median earning women ± $1,079

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,133), Information ($80,475), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,528).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($65,373), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,050), and Public Administration ($53,451).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 6,077
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,498
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 3,026
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $7.9M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $4.47M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $4.08M
    Manufacturing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $110B
  2. $74.2B
  3. $44.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($74.2B) and Electronics ($44.2B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% to $1.46T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $73.5B
  2. $71.1B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.5B, followed by New York with $71.1B and Ohio and $36.8B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Delaware County, PA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 62.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (36.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.908%).

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Delaware County, PA awarded 10,820 degrees. The student population of Delaware County, PA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 16,210 male students and 24,275 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Delaware County, PA are White (6,720 and 64.2%), followed by Black or African American (1,720 and 16.4%), Hispanic or Latino (725 and 6.92%), and Asian (512 and 4.89%).

The largest universities in Delaware County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Villanova University (3,941 and 36.4%), Widener University (1,740 and 16.1%), and Delaware County Community College (1,395 and 12.9%).

The most popular majors in Delaware County, PA are Registered Nursing (719 and 6.65%), General Business Administration & Management (716 and 6.62%), and Law (420 and 3.88%).

The median tuition costs in Delaware County, PA are $47,770 for private four year colleges, and $7,716 and $12,723 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Delaware County, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 35.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 40,485 (40% men and 60% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 40,485 students enrolled in Delaware County, PA, 40% men and 60% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 23,008 records, of which 57.5% were women and 42.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 507 degree-majors awarded
  2. 299 degree-majors awarded
  3. 245 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Delaware County, PA was Registered Nursing with 507 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,941 degrees awarded
  2. 1,740 degrees awarded
  3. 1,395 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Villanova University with 3,941 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 4,511 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Delaware County, PA, which is 0.715 times less than the 6,309 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,720 degrees mean that there were 3.91 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,720 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($47,770) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,188) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,750) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.658% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.701% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.89M), and Some college (1.84M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Delaware County, PA was $247,900 in 2020, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $244,400 to $247,900, a 1.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Delaware County, PA is 68.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Delaware County, PA have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Delaware County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Delaware County, PA is $76,238. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Delaware County, PA was Census Tract 4097.01 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 4079.01 and Census Tract 4099.04, with respective values of $176,105 and $162,306.

In 2021, 16.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Delaware County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.714%.

Property

$247,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,385
$143,938
Median Property Taxes
±$2,112

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Delaware County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Delaware County, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.7%
Homeownership
2020
60.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.7% of the housing units in Delaware County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Delaware County, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4097.01
  2. Census Tract 4079.01
  3. Census Tract 4099.04

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delaware County, PA was Census Tract 4097.01 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 4079.01 and Census Tract 4099.04, with respective values of $176,105 and $162,306.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$76,238
Median Household Income
± $1,129
210k
Number of Households
± 3,397

In 2020, the median household income of the 210k households in Delaware County, PA grew to $76,238 from the previous year's value of $74,477.

The following chart displays the households in Delaware County, PA 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Delaware County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.469
2019 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2020, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.614% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (71.4%)
  2. Public Transit (9.05%)
  3. Carpooled (7.72%)

In 2020, 71.4% of workers in Delaware County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (9.05%) and those who carpooled to work (7.72%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

29.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delaware County, PA have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.16% of the workforce in Delaware County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 16.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Delaware County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.714%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.91% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delaware County, PA (54k out of 545k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 13.8% of the children was living in poverty in Delaware County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 396 in Delaware County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 146 per 100,000 population.

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95.1% of the population of Delaware County, PA has health coverage, with 55.3% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 0.552% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Pennsylvania was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, PA see 956 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.25% increase from the previous year (935 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1203 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 339 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

956 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Delaware County, PA

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, PA see an average of 956 patients per year. This represents a 2.25% increase from the previous year (935 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Pennsylvania across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.8% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.92%
Uninsured
55.3%
Employer Coverage
13.7%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
0.552%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delaware County, PA grew by 2.88% from 4.78% to 4.92%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.1 in Delaware County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 27.3% in Delaware County, PA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.09% in Delaware County, PA.

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