List of Delaware Counties by Population
County
Population
Sussex 156,638
New Castle 500,265
Kent 126,697
People QuickFacts Delaware USA
Population, 2006 estimate 853,476 299,398,484
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 8.9% 6.4%
Population, 2000 783,600 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 6.6% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 23.8% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 13.4% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 51.5% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 (a) 74.5% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 (a) 20.9% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 (a) 0.4% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 (a) 2.8% 4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2006 (a) 0.1% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 1.4% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 (b) 6.3% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 69.0% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 56.0% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 5.7% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 9.5% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 82.6% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 25.0% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 131,794 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 24.0 25.5
Housing units, 2006 382,828 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 72.3% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 18.7% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $130,400 $119,600
Households, 2000 298,736 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.54 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $49,545 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $23,305 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 9.6% 12.7%
Business QuickFacts Delaware USA
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 25,3191 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 392,8401 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 4.1%1 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 52,314 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 63,570 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 6.7% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 S 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 3.0% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 0.0% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.4% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 24.1% 28.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 16,417,927 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 17,292,794 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 10,912,971 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $13,538 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 1,231,595 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 6,504 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 5,253,1471 2,143,781,7272
Geography QuickFacts Delaware USA
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 1,953.56 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 401.0 79.6
FIPS Code 10

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