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Population
945,934
1.1% growth
Median Age
39.7
Median Household Income
$61,255
2.58% growth
Poverty Rate
12.4%
Number of Employees
436,370
2.05% growth
Median Property Value
$240,200
4.21% growth

Economy

The economy of Delaware employs 436,370 people. The economy of Delaware is specialized in Agricultural chemical manufacturing; Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals; and Electronic shopping, which employ respectively 5.39; 4.46; and 3.79 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Delaware are Restaurants & Food Services (26,047), Elementary & secondary schools (24,562), and Construction (23,917), and the highest paying industries are Prefabricated wood buildings & mobile homes ($195,354), Management of companies & enterprises ($150,218), and Electric & gas, and other combinations ($148,253).

Median household income in Delaware is $61,255. Males in Delaware have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,843. The income inequality of Delaware (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Delaware. In Delaware the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 72 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,505. New Castle County, DE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Delaware.

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Diversity

Delaware is home to a population of 945,934 people, from which 94.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Delaware is composed of 596,375 White residents (63%), 200,433 Black residents (21.2%), 85,306 Hispanic residents (9%), 35,950 Asian residents (3.8%), and 21,966 Two+ residents (2.32%). The most common foreign languages in Delaware are Spanish (59,814 speakers), Chinese (6,460 speakers), and Other Asian (5,110 speakers), but compared to other places, Delaware has a relative high number of Gujarati (2,241 speakers), Other Asian (5,110 speakers), and African Languages (4,765 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Delaware awarded 14,675 degrees. The student population of Delaware is skewed towards females, with 5,285 male students and 9,390 female students. Most students in Delaware are White (8,621 and 58.7%), followed by Black or African American (2,582 and 17.6%), Unknown (746 and 5.08%), and Hispanic or Latino (719 and 4.9%). The largest universities in Delaware by number of graduates are University of Delaware (5,990 and 40.8%), Wilmington University (3,794 and 25.9%), and Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (1,865 and 12.7%). The most popular majors in Delaware are Nursing Practice (413 and 2.81%), General Business Administration & Management (399 and 2.72%), and General Psychology (341 and 2.32%). The median tuition costs in Delaware are $13,800 for private four year colleges, and $11,230 and $30,130 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Delaware is $240,200, which is 1.23 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $230,500 to $240,200, a 4.21% increase. The homeownership rate of Delaware is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in Delaware have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Delaware is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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