Georgetown, DE

Census Place

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Population
7,123
1.73% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tom Carper
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Coons
Democratic Party
Median Age
33.4

Poverty Rate
21.5%

Median Household Income
$48,221
1.78% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$218,900
8.47% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
2,766
2.78% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Georgetown, DE had a population of 7.12k people with a median age of 33.4 and a median household income of $48,221. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Georgetown, DE grew from 7,002 to 7,123, a 1.73% increase and its median household income grew from $47,376 to $48,221, a 1.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Georgetown, DE are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.7%), White (Hispanic) (30.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.02%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Hispanic) (2.44%). 0% of the households in Georgetown, DE speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 79.1% of the residents in Georgetown, DE are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Georgetown, DE was $218,900, and the homeownership rate was 43.2%. Most people in Georgetown, DE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Georgetown, DE was 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Delaware (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Delaware. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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Community Mobility

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Sussex County, DE went to Donald J. Trump with 59.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (37.1%), followed by Other (3.83%). The most partisan county was New Castle County, DE with 62.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing the state of Delaware. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgetown, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Sussex County, DE
59.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Delaware
  1. 62.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 59.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 49.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Delaware was New Castle County, DE with 62.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Delaware colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Delaware

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Tom Carper
Senator from Delaware1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Chris Coons
Senator from Delaware2
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Ted Kaufman, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Joe Biden, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing Delaware.

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 Delaware over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgetown, DE

Lisa Blunt Rochester
Delaware at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Georgetown, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester (Democratic Party).

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

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Diversity

Georgetown, DE is home to a population of 7.12k people, from which 79.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 25.6% of Georgetown, DE residents were born outside of the country (1.83k people).

In 2018, there were 1.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.19k people) in Georgetown, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.16k White (Hispanic) and 1.06k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Georgetown, DE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.19k ± 551
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.16k ± 691
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.06k ± 306
35.2%
Hispanic Population
2.51k people

In 2018, there were 1.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.19k people) in Georgetown, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.16k White (Hispanic) and 1.06k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

35.2% of the people in Georgetown, DE are hispanic (2.51k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Georgetown, DE as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

25.6%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.83k people
23.6%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.65k people

As of 2018, 25.6% of Georgetown, DE residents (1.83k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Georgetown, DE was 23.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

30
Median Native-Born Age
± 6.5
35
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Georgetown, DE was 33.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Georgetown, DE are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Georgetown, DE residents was 31.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,576 ± 3,133 people
  2. India
    11,316 ± 2,596 people
  3. China
    5,632 ± 1,837 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Delaware was Mexico, the natal country of 16,576 Delaware residents, followed by India with 11,316 and China with 5,632.

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Citizenship

79.1%
2018 Citizenship
80.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 79.1% of Georgetown, DE residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Georgetown, DE was 80.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    148 ± 75
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    37 ± 42
  3. Korea
    31 ± 31

Georgetown, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Georgetown, DE is $48,221. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Georgetown, DE was Census Tract 508.02 with a value of $63,611, followed by Census Tract 505.04 and Census Tract 505.01, with respective values of $58,063 and $49,461.

Males in Delaware have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,558. The income inequality in Delaware (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Georgetown, DE employs 2.77k people. The largest industries in Georgetown, DE are Retail Trade (431 people), Construction (364 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (296 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,842), Utilities ($54,432), and Public Administration ($48,611).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,221
2018 value
± $9,816
1.78%
1 Year Growth
± 23.5%

Households in Georgetown, DE have a median annual income of $48,221, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,376 in 2017, which represents a 1.78% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,792
Average Male Salary in Delaware
± $3,969
$55,558
Average Female Salary in Delaware
± $2,960

In 2019, full-time male employees in Delaware made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Delaware 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 in Delaware
  1. Asian
    $75,832 ± $15,047
  2. White
    $56,704 ± $2,749
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $56,209 ± $58,034

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Delaware workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.34 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Delaware.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Georgetown, DE is from Delaware.
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Delaware
0.46
2018 Wage GINI in Delaware

In 2019, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Delaware was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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)
  1. Census Tract 508.02
  2. Census Tract 505.04
  3. Census Tract 505.01

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Georgetown, DE was Census Tract 508.02 with a value of $63,611, followed by Census Tract 505.04 and Census Tract 505.01, with respective values of $58,063 and $49,461.

The following map shows all of the places in Georgetown, DE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Georgetown, DE (1.47k out of 6.85k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 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
    892 ± 262
  2. Hispanic
    574 ± 231
  3. Black
    458 ± 162

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

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

2.77k
2018 Value
± 396
-2.78%
1 Year decline
± 22.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Georgetown, DE declined at a rate of -2.78%, from 2.85k employees to 2.77k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Georgetown, DE, are Sales & Related Occupations (498 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (366 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (317 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Georgetown, DE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Georgetown, DE, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (498 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (366 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (317 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Georgetown, DE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.46 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3.4 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Georgetown, DE, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($87,823), Transportation Occupations ($82,794), and Management Occupations ($74,688).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.77k
2018 Value
± 396
-2.78%
1 Year decline
± 22.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Georgetown, DE declined at a rate of -2.78%, from 2.85k employees to 2.77k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Georgetown, DE, are Retail Trade (431 people), Construction (364 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (296 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Georgetown, DE, though some of these residents may live in Georgetown, DE 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 Georgetown, DE, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (431 people), Construction (364 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (296 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Georgetown, DE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.24 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.21 times), and Construction (2.06 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Georgetown, DE, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,842), Utilities ($54,432), and Public Administration ($48,611).

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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. $11B
  2. $6.39B
  3. $4.17B

In 2018, the top outbound Delaware product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $11B, followed by Gasoline ($6.39B) and Crude petroleum ($4.17B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$53B
2018 Value in Delaware
$112B
Projected 2045 Value in Delaware
111% growth

In 2018, total outbound Delaware trade was $53B. This is expected to increase 111% to $112B 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. $4.56B
  2. $4.18B
  3. $3.81B

In 2018, the top outbound Delaware domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $4.56B, followed by Pennsylvania with $4.18B and Ohio and $3.81B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Georgetown, DE was $218,900 in 2018, which is 0.953 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $201,800 to $218,900, a 8.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Georgetown, DE is 43.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Georgetown, DE have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Georgetown, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$218,900
2018 Median
± $29,544
$201,800
2017 Median
± $30,662

In 2018, the median property value in Georgetown, DE grew to to $218,900 from the previous year's value of $201,800.

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

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Household Income

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$48,221
Median Household Income
± $9,816
2.53k
Number of Households
± 364

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.53k households in Georgetown, DE grew to $48,221 from the previous year's value of $47,376.

The following chart displays the households in Georgetown, DE 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

43.2%
2018 Homeownership
45.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 43.2% of the housing units in Georgetown, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Georgetown, DE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Georgetown, DE have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.984% of the workforce in Georgetown, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (80.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.36%)
  3. Other (4.47%)

In 2018, 80.2% of workers in Georgetown, DE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.36%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (4.47%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Georgetown, DE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Georgetown, DE have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

79.5% of the population of Georgetown, DE has health coverage, with 28.7% on employee plans, 32% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 6.81% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sussex County, DE see 1615 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.373% increase from the previous year (1609 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4109 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 506 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.9%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,615 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sussex County, DE

Primary care physicians in Sussex County, DE see an average of 1,615 patients per year. This represents a 0.373% increase from the previous year (1,609 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$10,254
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Delaware
$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

20.5%
Uninsured
28.7%
Employer Coverage
32%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
6.81%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Georgetown, DE declined by 7.32% from 22.1% to 20.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Georgetown, DE 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. 13.9% prevalence
  2. 12.9% prevalence
  3. 10.6% prevalence

Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Delaware, at 13.9%.

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

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