Delaware

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Population

961,939

1.04% growth

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$62,852

1.77% growth

Poverty Rate

12.1%


Number of Employees

427,151

0.103% decline

Median Property Value

$252,800

3.86% growth

About

In 2017, Delaware had a population of 962k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $62,852. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Delaware grew from 952,065 to 961,939, a 1.04% increase and its median household income grew from $61,757 to $62,852, a 1.77% increase.

The population of Delaware is 62.2% White Alone, 21.5% Black or African American Alone, and 9.31% Hispanic or Latino. 13.9% of the people in Delaware speak a non-English language, and 94.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Delaware are University of Delaware (5,957 degrees awarded in 2016), Wilmington University (4,521 degrees), and Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (1,838 degrees).

The median property value in Delaware is $252,800, and the homeownership rate is 70.9%. Most people in Delaware commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Delaware is 2 cars per household.

Delaware borders Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.

Economy

The economy of Delaware employs 427k people. The largest industries in Delaware are Construction (26,624 people), Restaurants & Food Services (26,558 people), and Banking & related activities (24,037 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of dentists ($199,140), Offices of optometrists ($190,201), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($177,582).

Median household income in Delaware is $62,852. Males in Delaware have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,669. The income inequality in Delaware (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,852

2017 value

± $2,464

1.77%

1 Year Growth

± 4.52%

Households in Delaware have a median annual income of $62,852, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,757 in 2016, which represents a 1.77% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$71,058

Average Male Salary

± $4,594

$55,669

Average Female Salary

± $3,021

In 2017, full-time male employees in Delaware made 1.28 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $70,042 ± $12,340

  2. White

    $57,499 ± $3,114

  3. Black

    $45,394 ± $4,329

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Delaware workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.477

2017 Wage GINI

0.439

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 8.66% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Delaware was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Delaware in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Delaware 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delaware was New Castle County, DE with a value of $66,647, followed by Sussex County, DE and Kent County, DE, with respective values of $61,985 and $57,608.

The following map shows all of the counties in Delaware colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delaware (111k out of 918k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    59,997 ± 1,677

  2. Black

    37,039 ± 1,436

  3. Hispanic

    20,127 ± 1,027

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Delaware is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

427k

2017 Value

-0.103%

1 Year decline

± -0.103%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Delaware declined at a rate of -0.103%, from 428k employees to 427k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delaware, are Miscellaneous managers (13,231 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (11,482 people), and Retail salespersons (10,995 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delaware.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Delaware, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (13,231 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (11,482 people), and Retail salespersons (10,995 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Delaware has an unusually high number of residents working as Ship & boat captains & operators (7.74 times higher than expected), Motor vehicle operators, all other (7.26 times), and Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders (4.17 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Delaware, by average salary, are Dentists ($435,735), Personal financial advisors ($306,402), and Physicians & surgeons ($278,904).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

427k

2017 Value

-0.103%

1 Year decline

± -0.103%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Delaware declined at a rate of -0.103%, from 428k employees to 427k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delaware, are Construction (26,624 people), Restaurants & Food Services (26,558 people), and Banking & related activities (24,037 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delaware, though some of these residents may live in Delaware 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, by number of employees, are Construction (26,624 people), Restaurants & Food Services (26,558 people), and Banking & related activities (24,037 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Delaware has an unusually high number of Agricultural chemical manufacturing (7.16 times higher than expected), Banking & related activities (4.08 times), and U. S. Air Force (3.86 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Delaware, by average salary, are Offices of dentists ($199,140), Offices of optometrists ($190,201), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($177,582).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.1B

  2. $5.16B

  3. $5.09B

In 2015, the top outbound Delaware product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $12.1B, followed by Basic chemicals ($5.16B) and Gasoline ($5.09B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

$45.8B

2015 Value

$80.6B

Projected 2045 Value

75.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Delaware trade was $45.8B. This is expected to increase 75.9% to $80.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Delaware 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 Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $5.19B

  2. $4.06B

  3. $3.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Delaware domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $5.19B, followed by Ohio with $4.06B and Pennsylvania and $3.03B.

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Health

94.6% of the population of Delaware has health coverage, with 51.4% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.97% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the state of Delaware was $10,254 in 2014. This is a 5% increase from the previous year ($9,766).

Primary care physicians in Delaware see 1403 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (1382 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2074 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 433 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,403 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Delaware see an average of 1,403 patients per year. This represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (1,382 patients).

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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%).

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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

$10,254

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,806

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,921

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,460

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Delaware (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5%, from $9,766 to $10,254.

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

5.41%

Uninsured

51.4%

Employer Coverage

14.7%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

1.97%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delaware declined by 4.52% from 5.67% to 5.41%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.5% prevalence

  3. 9.8% prevalence

Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Delaware, at 13.7%.

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

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Diversity

Delaware is home to a population of 962k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.94% of Delaware residents were born outside of the country (86k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Delaware is composed of 598k White Alone residents (62.2%), 207k Black or African American Alone residents (21.5%), 89.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.31%), 38.4k Asian Alone residents (3.99%), 25.3k Two or More Races residents (2.63%), 2.34k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.244%), 1.55k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.161%), and 244 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0254%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Delaware are Spanish (66,227 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (7,000 speakers), and Haitian (6,093 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Delaware was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Delaware are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Delaware residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.94%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

86k people

8.67%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

82.6k people

As of 2017, 8.94% of Delaware residents (86k people) 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 was 8.67%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    17,462 ± 3,215 people

  2. India

    11,224 ± 2,586 people

  3. China

    5,272 ± 1,778 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Delaware was Mexico, the natal country of 17,462 Delaware residents, followed by India with 11,224 and China with 5,272.

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Citizenship

94.5%

2017 Citizenship

95.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.5% of Delaware residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Delaware was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    598k ± 735

  2. Black or African American Alone

    207k ± 3.26k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    89.5k ± 5.59k

In 2017, there were 2.89 times more White Alone residents (598k people) in Delaware than any other race or ethnicity. There were 207k Black or African American Alone and 89.5k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    66,227 speakers (7.3%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    7,000 speakers (0.772%)

  3. Haitian

    6,093 speakers (0.672%)

13.9% of Delaware citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Delaware was Spanish. 7.3% of the overall population of Delaware are native Spanish speakers. 0.772% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.672% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    23,157 ± 2,173

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    12,283 ± 2,120

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    8,592 ± 1,650

Delaware has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Delaware awarded 15,122 degrees. The student population of Delaware is skewed towards women, with 24,664 male students and 37,674 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Delaware are White (8,418 and 64.3%), followed by Black or African American (2,473 and 18.9%), Hispanic or Latino (758 and 5.79%), and Unknown (689 and 5.26%).

The largest universities in Delaware by number of degrees awarded are University of Delaware (5,957 and 39.4%), Wilmington University (4,521 and 29.9%), and Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (1,838 and 12.2%).

The most popular majors in Delaware are General Business Administration & Management (911 and 6.02%), Information Resources Management (709 and 4.69%), and Registered Nursing (662 and 4.38%).

The median tuition costs in Delaware are $23,400 for private four year colleges, and $6,702 and $15,308 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 421 degrees awarded

  2. 313 degrees awarded

  3. 435 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Delaware was General Business Administration & Management with 421 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,957 degrees awarded

  2. 4,521 degrees awarded

  3. 1,838 degrees awarded

$6,702

Median In-State Public

$23,400

Median Private

In 2016, the Delaware institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Delaware with 5,957 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,898

Degrees Awarded to Men

9,224

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5,898 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Delaware, which is 0.639 times less than the 9,224 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Delaware by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,418 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2,473 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    758 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Delaware were to White students. These 8,418 degrees mean that there were 3.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,473 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Delaware was $252,800 in 2017, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $243,400 to $252,800, a 3.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Delaware is 70.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Delaware have an average commute time of 25.1 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.

Income

Household Income

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$62,852

Median Household Income

± $2,464

358k

Number of Households

± 9,828

In 2017, the median household income of the 358k households in Delaware grew to $62,852 from the previous year's value of $61,757.

The following chart displays the households in Delaware 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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Housing

Property Value

$252,800

2017 Median

± $5,052

$243,400

2016 Median

± $3,741

In 2017, the median property value in Delaware grew to to $252,800 from the previous year's value of $243,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Delaware 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 the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Delaware distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Delaware the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%

2017 Homeownership

69.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.9% of the housing units in Delaware were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Delaware 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 distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Delaware have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delaware have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.52% of the workforce in Delaware have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    7.12%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.16%

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

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