Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Delaware

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Delaware total population increased from 783,600 (2000) to 907,135 (2011) -- a change of 123,535 ( 15.77%). The median age increased from 36.0 (2000) to 39.1 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 143,056 (2000) to 149,377 (2011) -- a change of 6,321 ( 4.42%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 783,600 100.0 907,135 100.0 123,535 15.8
  Male 380,541 48.6 439,918 48.5 59,377 15.6
  Female 403,059 51.4 467,217 51.5 64,158 15.9
  Under 5 years 51,531 6.6 55,248 6.1 3,717 7.2
  5 to 9 years 55,813 7.1 57,647 6.4 1,834 3.3
  10 to 14 years 55,274 7.1 56,393 6.2 1,119 2.0
  15 to 19 years 55,632 7.1 61,865 6.8 6,233 11.2
  20 to 24 years 51,665 6.6 64,862 7.2 13,197 25.5
  25 to 34 years 108,840 13.9 114,197 12.6 5,357 4.9
  35 to 44 years 127,601 16.3 114,001 12.6 -13,600 -10.7
  45 to 54 years 103,999 13.3 133,118 14.7 29,119 28.0
  55 to 59 years 39,320 5.0 57,042 6.3 17,722 45.1
  60 to 64 years 32,199 4.1 58,850 6.5 26,651 82.8
  65 to 74 years 56,415 7.2 75,752 8.4 19,337 34.3
  75 to 84 years 34,762 4.4 41,907 4.6 7,145 20.6
  85 years and over 10,549 1.3 16,253 1.8 5,704 54.1
  Median age 36.0... 39.1... 3.1 8.6

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 428,4153.227,4713.1
  5- 928,7773.227,7093.1
  10-1428,9533.227,8953.1
  15-1932,6523.631,9313.6
  20-2431,4933.531,3743.5
  25-2928,7193.228,8843.2
  30-3426,4092.927,4053.1
  35-3927,0593.028,2703.1
  40-4429,3903.331,3683.5
  45-4932,7643.634,7923.9
  50-5431,7133.534,2853.8
  55-5927,1473.030,6693.4
  60-6424,9162.828,1973.1
  65-6919,4462.222,3632.5
  70-7414,1391.616,5051.8
  75-7910,6561.213,2291.5
  80-847,1770.810,0181.1
  85+ 5,1140.610,6301.2

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 16,259 (2000) to 29,930 (2011) -- a change of 13,671 ( 84.08%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 671 (2000) to 149 (2011) -- a change of -522 ( -77.79%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 783,600 100.0 907,135 100.0 123,535 15.8
One Race 770,567 98.3 883,007 97.3 112,440 14.6
  White 584,773 74.6 636,680 70.2 51,907 8.9
  Black or African American 150,666 19.2 193,899 21.4 43,233 28.7
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2,731 0.3 2,794 0.3 63 2.3
  Asian 16,259 2.1 29,930 3.3 13,671 84.1
    Asian Indian 5,280 0.7 13,148 1.4 7,868 149.0
    Chinese 4,128 0.5 6,658 0.7 2,530 61.3
    Filipino 2,018 0.3 2,698 0.3 680 33.7
    Japanese 614 0.1 415 0.0 -199 -32.4
    Korean 1,991 0.3 3,262 0.4 1,271 63.8
    Vietnamese 817 0.1 925 0.1 108 13.2
    Other Asian 1,411 0.2 2,824 0.3 1,413 100.1
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 283 0.0 22 0.0 -261 -92.2
    Native Hawaiian 41 0.0 -1 0.0 -42 -102.4
    Guamanian or Chamorro 89 0.0 -1 0.0 -90 -101.1
    Samoan 35 0.0 -1 0.0 -36 -102.9
    Other Pacific Islander 118 0.0 -1 0.0 -119 -100.8
  Some other race 15,855 2.0 19,682 2.2 3,827 24.1
Two or more races 13,033 1.7 24,128 2.7 11,095 85.1
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 594,425 75.9 657,018 72.4 62,593 10.5
  Black or African American 157,152 20.1 209,592 23.1 52,440 33.4
  American Indian and Alaska Native 6,069 0.8 8,870 1.0 2,801 46.2
  Asian 18,944 2.4 34,388 3.8 15,444 81.5
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 671 0.1 149 0.0 -522 -77.8
  Some other race 20,391 2.6 22,386 2.5 1,995 9.8
Hispanic 37,277 4.8 76,153 8.4 38,876 104.3

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 298,736 (2000) to 333,192 (2011) -- a change of 34,456 ( 11.53%). The number of families increased from 204,590 (2000) to 227,101 (2011) -- a change of 22,511 ( 11.00%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 298,736 100.0 333,192 100.0 34,456 11.5
  Family households (families) 204,590 68.5 227,101 68.2 22,511 11.0
    Married-couple family 153,136 51.3 161,755 48.5 8,619 5.6
  Nonfamily households 94,146 31.5 106,091 31.8 11,945 12.7
    Householder living alone 74,639 25.0 84,187 25.3 9,548 12.8
      Householder 65 years and over 27,071 9.1 33,566 10.1 6,495 24.0

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 161,760 (2000) to 192,931 (2011) -- a change of 31,171 ( 19.27%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 514,658 100.0 611,120 100.0 96,462 18.7
  Less than 9th grade 25,490 5.0 28,532 4.7 3,042 11.9
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 64,046 12.4 50,984 8.3 -13,062 -20.4
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 161,760 31.4 192,931 31.6 31,171 19.3
  Some college, no degree 100,614 19.5 119,828 19.6 19,214 19.1
  Associate's degree 33,831 6.6 42,602 7.0 8,771 25.9
  Bachelor's degree 80,376 15.6 104,599 17.1 24,223 30.1
  Graduate or professional degree 48,541 9.4 71,644 11.7 23,103 47.6
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 82.6... 87.0 4.4 5.3
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 25.0... 28.8 3.8 15.2

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 209,979 (2000) to 237,520 (2011) -- a change of 27,541 ( 13.12%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 209,979 100.0 237,520 100.0 27,541 13.1
  Nursery school, preschool 14,792 7.0 14,665 6.2 -127 -0.9
  Kindergarten 10,813 5.1 13,437 5.7 2,624 24.3
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 89,673 42.7 90,971 38.3 1,298 1.4
  High school (grades 9-12) 43,294 20.6 47,238 19.9 3,944 9.1
  College or graduate school 51,407 24.5 71,209 30.0 19,802 38.5

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 28,380 (2000) to 40,439 (2011) -- a change of 12,059 ( 42.49%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 732,378 100.0 851,887 100.0 119,509 16.3
  English only 662,845 90.5 736,170 86.4 73,325 11.1
  Language other than English 69,533 9.5 115,717 13.6 46,184 66.4
    Speak English less than "very well" 28,380 3.9 40,439 4.7 12,059 42.5
  Spanish 34,690 4.7 60,762 7.1 26,072 75.2
    Speak English less than "very well" 17,116 2.3 23,287 2.7 6,171 36.1
  Other Indo-European languages 22,584 3.1 30,766 3.6 8,182 36.2
    Speak English less than "very well" 6,411 0.9 9,909 1.2 3,498 54.6
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 9,359 1.3 15,815 1.9 6,456 69.0
    Speak English less than "very well" 4,201 0.6 6,285 0.7 2,084 49.6

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 376,811 (2000) to 420,365 (2011) -- a change of 43,554 ( 11.56%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 610,289 100.0 726,737 100.0 116,448 19.1
  In labor force 401,152 65.7 464,970 64.0 63,818 15.9
    Civilian labor force 397,360 65.1 461,640 63.5 64,280 16.2
      Employed 376,811 61.7 420,365 57.8 43,554 11.6
      Unemployed 20,549 3.4 41,275 5.7 20,726 100.9
      Percent of civilian labor force... 5.2... 8.9 3.7 71.2
    Armed Forces 3,792 0.6 3,330 0.5 -462 -12.2
  Not in labor force 209,137 34.3 261,767 36.0 52,630 25.2

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 376,811 100.0 420,365 100.0 43,554 11.6
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 4,042 1.1 4,995 1.2 953 23.6
  Construction 27,866 7.4 27,060 6.4 -806 -2.9
  Manufacturing 49,720 13.2 42,589 10.1 -7,131 -14.3
  Wholesale trade 10,384 2.8 9,373 2.2 -1,011 -9.7
  Retail trade 43,578 11.6 48,632 11.6 5,054 11.6
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 18,002 4.8 19,087 4.5 1,085 6.0
  Information 7,155 1.9 9,601 2.3 2,446 34.2
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 43,787 11.6 37,559 8.9 -6,228 -14.2
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 34,885 9.3 39,916 9.5 5,031 14.4
  Educational, health and social services 73,056 19.4 102,238 24.3 29,182 39.9
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 28,979 7.7 38,515 9.2 9,536 32.9
  Other services (except public administration) 15,752 4.2 16,685 4.0 933 5.9
  Public administration 19,605 5.2 24,115 5.7 4,510 23.0

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over decreased from 441,493 (May 2012) to 439,502 (Oct 2012) -- a change of -1,991 ( -0.5%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force441,493440,984439,784437,946438,391439,502
  Employed411,573411,469409,791407,750408,453409,710
  Unemployed29,92029,51529,99330,19629,93829,792
  Unemployment rate 6.8 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.8 6.8

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 24.0 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 373,070). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 25.3 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 415,063).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 44.05% ( 322,602) of the population 5 years and over ( 732,378) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 13.57% ( 121,773) of the population 1 year and over ( 897,187) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $47,381 (2000) to $58,814 (2011) -- a change of $11,433 ( 24.13%). The per capita income increased from $23,305 (2000) to $29,123 (2011) -- a change of $5,818 ( 24.96%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income increased from $57,289 (2010) to $58,814 (2011) -- a change of $1,525 ( 2.66%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.440 (2010) to 0.440 (2011) -- a change of 0.000 ( 0.000%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 298,755 100.0 333,192 100.0 34,437 11.5
  Less than $10,000 21,125 7.1 18,800 5.6 -2,325 -11.0
  $10,000 to $14,999 15,284 5.1 14,752 4.4 -532 -3.5
  $15,000 to $24,999 33,898 11.3 30,591 9.2 -3,307 -9.8
  $25,000 to $34,999 36,361 12.2 30,888 9.3 -5,473 -15.1
  $35,000 to $49,999 50,582 16.9 46,683 14.0 -3,899 -7.7
  $50,000 to $74,999 63,663 21.3 62,473 18.7 -1,190 -1.9
  $75,000 to $99,999 35,968 12.0 46,551 14.0 10,583 29.4
  $100,000 to $149,999 28,145 9.4 50,413 15.1 22,268 79.1
  $150,000 to $199,999 7,549 2.5 16,654 5.0 9,105 120.6
  $200,000 or more 6,180 2.1 15,387 4.6 9,207 149.0
  Median household income (dollars) 47,381... 58,814... 11,433 24.1
  Median family income (dollars) 55,257... 69,663... 14,406 26.1
  Per capita income (dollars) 23,305... 29,123... 5,818 25.0

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $37,826M (2011Q2) to $38,413M (2012Q2) -- a change of $587M ( 1.6%). Per capita personal income increased from $42,040 (2011Q2) to $42,345 (2012Q2) -- a change of $994 ( 2.4%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 37,23037,82637,57937,76438,12638,413
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 37,08137,68837,44537,64037,97638,287
  Farm income 10.2/ 149138134124150126
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 29,28729,80829,28729,35029,53429,587
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 2,8932,9202,8412,8302,8552,856
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 1,3351,3471,3031,2981,2991,300
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 1,5581,5731,5381,5321,5561,556
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ -2,138-2,231-2,107-2,095-2,102-2,092
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 24,25624,65724,33924,42624,57624,639
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 5,6915,8195,8445,8885,9766,116
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 7,2837,3507,3977,4497,5747,658
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 21,33721,76821,34821,39321,55721,597
Supplements to wages and salaries 4,9695,0374,9694,9914,9764,981
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 3,4113,4643,4313,4593,4203,425
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 1,5581,5731,5381,5321,5561,556
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 2,9813,0022,9702,9663,0003,009
  Farm proprietors' income 1201091059411292
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 2,8612,8942,8652,8722,8882,917
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 41,37742,04041,76541,97142,02942,345

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 6.47 (2000) to 8.00 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 9.21 (2000) to 11.90 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 892,132) with health insurance was 808,137. Of those with health insurance, 627,556 had private health insurance and 302,195 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 18.39% ( 131,794) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 716,691) had a disability. In 2011, 12.07% ( 107,659) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 892,132) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 343,072 (2000) to 409,779 (2011) -- a change of 66,707 ( 19.44%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 343,072 100.0 409,779 100.0 66,707 19.4
  Occupied housing units 298,736 87.1 333,192 81.3 34,456 11.5
    Owner-occupied housing units 216,038 63.0 238,560 58.2 22,522 10.4
    Renter-occupied housing units 82,698 24.1 94,632 23.1 11,934 14.4
  Vacant housing units 44,336 12.9 76,587 18.7 32,251 72.7

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $130,400 (2000) to $236,900 (2011) -- a change of $106,500 ( 81.67%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 216,038 100.0 238,560 100.0 22,522 10.4
  Less than $50,000 4,524 2.1 14,069 5.9 9,545 211.0
  $50,000 to $99,999 45,302 21.0 9,650 4.0 -35,652 -78.7
  $100,000 to $149,999 61,814 28.6 22,503 9.4 -39,311 -63.6
  $150,000 to $199,999 33,884 15.7 40,577 17.0 6,693 19.8
  $200,000 to $299,999 22,551 10.4 77,563 32.5 55,012 243.9
  $300,000 to $499,999 7,010 3.2 58,982 24.7 51,972 741.4
  $500,000 to $999,999 1,835 0.8 12,033 5.0 10,198 555.7
  $1,000,000 or more 403 0.2 3,183 1.3 2,780 689.8
Median value (dollars) 130,400... 236,900... 106,500 81.7

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $639 (2000) to $960 (2011) -- a change of $321 ( 50.23%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $1,101 (2000) to $1,567 (2011) -- a change of $466 ( 42.33%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 129,692 100.0 166,538 100.0 36,846 28.4
  Less than $300 591 0.5 80 0.0 -511 -86.5
  $300 to $499 4,511 3.5 2,541 1.5 -1,970 -43.7
  $500 to $699 13,102 10.1 5,372 3.2 -7,730 -59.0
  $700 to $999 34,834 26.9 17,531 10.5 -17,303 -49.7
  $1,000 to $1,499 48,765 37.6 50,515 30.3 1,750 3.6
  $1,500 to $1,999 18,838 14.5 48,314 29.0 29,476 156.5
  $2,000 or more 9,051 7.0 42,185 25.3 33,134 366.1
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 1,101... 1,567... 466 42.3
Housing units without a mortgage 47,631 36.7 72,022 100.0 24,391 51.2
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 267... 442... 175 65.5


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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