Nationwide Claims to Fame

Delaware is 4th out of 51 other states in Retail sales per capita

Delaware is 5th out of 51 other states in Home ownership rate

Delaware is 7th out of 51 other states in Female residents

Delaware is 7th out of 51 other states in Population density (people per sqmi)

Delaware is 7th out of 51 other states in Residents 65 or older

Delaware is 9th out of 51 other states in Race - Black or African American

Delaware is 11th out of 51 other states in Income per household

Delaware is 14th out of 51 other states in Home median value

Delaware is 14th out of 51 other states in Income per capita

Delaware is 16th out of 51 other states in People per household

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Delaware Rank US
Current population (2012) 917,092 45th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 1,948.5 49th 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 460.8 7th 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Delaware Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.1% 36th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.4% 36th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.3% 7th 13.7%
Education Demographics
Delaware Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 87.4% 27th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 28.0% 21st 28.2%
Race Demographics
Delaware Rank US
Race - White 71.4% 40th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 22.0% 9th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7% 28th 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.5% 18th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 25th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.4% 17th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 8.6% 27th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 64.6% 33rd 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Delaware Rank US
Female residents 51.5% 7th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 8.3% 21st 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Delaware Rank US
Housing units 409,757 45th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 17.5% 41st 25.9%
Households 332,837 45th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 73.0% 5th 66.1%
Home median value $244,100 14th $186,200
People per household 2.6 16th 2.6
Building permits (last year) 4,091 41st 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Delaware Rank US
Income per capita $29,659 14th $27,915
Income per household $59,317 11th $52,762
Income below poverty line 11.2% 41st 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Delaware Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 24,132 46th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 359,602 45th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 74,573 47th 27,092,908
Retail sales $14,202,083 44th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $16,421 4th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $1,910,770 46th $613,795,732

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