Delaware

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2021 Population
981,892
1.47% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tom Carper
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Coons
Democratic Party
US Representative
Lisa Blunt Rochester
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
41.1
0.244% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
11.4%
0.00589% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$72,724
5.23% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$269,700
4.41% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
448,035
1.93% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Delaware had a population of 982k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $72,724. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Delaware grew from 967,679 to 981,892, a 1.47% increase and its median household income grew from $69,110 to $72,724, a 5.23% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Delaware are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.5%), White (Hispanic) (4.93%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.01%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.33%).

13.7% of the households in Delaware reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.5% of the residents in Delaware are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Delaware are University of Delaware (6,312 degrees awarded in 2021), Wilmington University (3,857 degrees), and Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (1,953 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Delaware was $269,700, and the homeownership rate was 71.5%.

Most people in Delaware drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Delaware was 2 cars per household.

Delaware borders Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Delaware is home to a population of 982k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 9.64% of Delaware residents were born outside of the country (94.6k people).

In 2021, there were 2.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (597k people) in Delaware than any other race or ethnicity. There were 211k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 48.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Delaware are Spanish (66,429 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (8,408 households), and Haitian (5,023 households).

Population by Location

Sex
RACE/ETHNICITY
The 3 PUMAS with the highest resident population
  1. 233,951
  2. 179,802
  3. 160,034

In 2021 there were 981,892 residents in Delaware.

The Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA) with the highest resident population were Carr 2-Carr 111 PUMA, PR (156,169 people), Carr 2 (Noroeste) PUMA, PR (122,003 people), and Carr 2-Carr 100 PUMA, PR (125,723 people).

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Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
504,116
Women
51.3%
477,776
Men
48.7%

The resident population of United States in 2021 was 981,892 inhabitants, with 48.7% men, and 51.3% women.

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Citizenship

95.5%
2021 Citizenship
95.4%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 95.5% of Delaware residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Delaware was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Delaware
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    597k ± 1.29k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    211k ± 1.77k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    48.4k ± 2.46k
9.7%
Hispanic Population
95.3k people

In 2021, there were 2.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (597k people) in Delaware than any other race or ethnicity. There were 211k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 48.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.7% of the people in Delaware are hispanic (95.3k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    14,392 ± 2,924 people
  2. India
    10,661 ± 2,521 people
  3. China
    6,095 ± 1,911 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Delaware was Mexico, the natal country of 14,392 Delaware residents, followed by India with 10,661 and China with 6,095.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.64%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
94.6k people
9.42%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
91.1k people

As of 2021, 9.64% of Delaware residents (94.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Delaware was 9.42%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    66,429 households (7.16%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    8,408 households (0.906%)
  3. Haitian
    5,023 households (0.541%)

13.7% of the households in Delaware reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Delaware was Spanish. 7.16% of the households in Delaware reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    24,071 ± 1,124
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    12,830 ± 1,027
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,449 ± 657

Delaware has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Delaware employs 448k people. The largest industries in Delaware are Construction (29,076 people), Elementary & secondary schools (27,497 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (25,629 people), and the highest paying industries are Metalworking machinery manufacturing ($219,093), Air transportation ($151,793), and Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers ($149,550).

Males in Delaware have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,775. The income inequality in Delaware (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
215,256
Women
49%
224,300
Men
51%

The workforce of Delaware in 2020 was 439,556 people, with 49% woman, and 51% men.

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Workforce and Wage by Location

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RACE/ETHNICITY

In 2021 there were 448,035 people working in Delaware. The Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA) that concentrated the largest workforce were Carr 2-Carr 111 PUMA, PR (40,362 people), Carr 2 (Noroeste) PUMA, PR (30,396 people), and Carr 2-Carr 100 PUMA, PR (29,954 people).

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Occupations

448k
2021 Value
1.93%
1 Year growth
± 1.93%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Delaware grew at a rate of 1.93%, from 440k employees to 448k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delaware, are Other managers (11,127 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (11,095 people), and Registered nurses (10,994 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delaware.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

448k
2021 Value
1.93%
1 Year growth
± 1.93%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Delaware grew at a rate of 1.93%, from 440k employees to 448k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delaware, are Construction (29,076 people), Elementary & secondary schools (27,497 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (25,629 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,493
Median earning men ± $1,001
$37,935
Median earning women ± $887

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,204), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,123), and Public Administration ($63,345).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,510), Manufacturing ($50,112), and Public Administration ($48,268).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Delaware. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 19,186
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 14,386
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 13,682
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $26.2M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. $19.5M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $13.7M
    Manufacturing

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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. $12.3B
  2. $5.7B
  3. $5.06B

In 2020, the top outbound Delaware product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $12.3B, followed by Mixed freight ($5.7B) and Plastics/rubber ($5.06B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$61.7B
2020 Value in Delaware
$143B
Projected 2050 Value in Delaware
132% growth

In 2020, total outbound Delaware trade was $61.7B. This is expected to increase 132% to $143B by 2050.

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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. $9.01B
  2. $4.85B
  3. $4.34B

In 2020, the top outbound Delaware domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $9.01B, followed by New Jersey with $4.85B and Ohio and $4.34B.

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Delaware went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.991%).

The most partisan county was New Castle County, DE with 67.8% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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.

Delaware 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

Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Delaware
58.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Delaware
  1. 67.8% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 55.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 51.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Delaware was New Castle County, DE with 67.8% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

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US Senators from Delaware

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.

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US Representatives from Delaware

Lisa Blunt Rochester
Delaware at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Delaware 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 Delaware have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Delaware awarded 14,747 degrees. The student population of Delaware in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 21,443 male students and 36,105 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Delaware are White (8,332 and 61.3%), followed by Black or African American (2,624 and 19.3%), Hispanic or Latino (1,252 and 9.21%), and Asian (579 and 4.26%).

The largest universities in Delaware by number of degrees awarded are University of Delaware (6,312 and 42.8%), Wilmington University (3,857 and 26.2%), and Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (1,953 and 13.2%).

The most popular majors in Delaware are General Business Administration & Management (1,183 and 8.02%), Registered Nursing (1,133 and 7.68%), and General Studies (474 and 3.21%).

The median tuition costs in Delaware are $12,225 for private four year colleges, and $7,038 and $16,960 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2021 in Delaware, the percentage of applicants admitted was 70.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 57,548 (37.3% men and 62.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 57,548 students enrolled in Delaware, 37.3% men and 62.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 29,710 records, of which 62.2% were women and 37.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 298 degrees awarded
  2. 768 degrees awarded
  3. 300 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Delaware was General Finance with 298 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,312 degrees awarded
  2. 3,857 degrees awarded
  3. 1,953 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Delaware with 6,312 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 5,193 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Delaware, which is 0.544 times less than the 9,554 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 8,332 degrees mean that there were 3.18 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,624 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($24,050) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, less-than 2-year ($2,200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($3,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.564% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.617% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Delaware in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (240k), Some college (163k), and Bachelors Degree (141k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Delaware was $269,700 in 2021, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $258,300 to $269,700, a 4.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Delaware is 71.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Delaware have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Delaware is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Delaware is $72,724. In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Delaware was New Castle County, DE with a value of $78,428, followed by Sussex County, DE and Kent County, DE, with respective values of $68,886 and $63,715.

In 2022, 14.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Delaware. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.826%.

Property

$269,700
Median Property Value 2021
±$2,700
$272,435
Median Property Taxes
±$4,244

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Rent vs Own

71.5%
Homeownership
2021
69.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 71.5% of the housing units in Delaware were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delaware was New Castle County, DE with a value of $78,428, followed by Sussex County, DE and Kent County, DE, with respective values of $68,886 and $63,715.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$72,724
Median Household Income
± $1,127
381k
Number of Households
± 5,130

In 2021, the median household income of the 381k households in Delaware grew to $72,724 from the previous year's value of $69,110.

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Wage Distribution

0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Delaware
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in Delaware

In 2021, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.595% growth from 2020 to 2021, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (76.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.84%)
  3. Carpooled (8.04%)

In 2021, 76.8% of workers in Delaware drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.84%) and those who carpooled to work (8.04%).

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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delaware have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.74% of the workforce in Delaware have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Delaware. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.826%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delaware (109k out of 956k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15.1% of the children was living in poverty in Delaware. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 499 in Delaware. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 107 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

94.2% of the population of Delaware has health coverage, with 48.5% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Delaware see 1323 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.825% decrease from the previous year (1334 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2188 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 338 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,323 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Delaware

Primary care physicians in Delaware see an average of 1,323 patients per year. This represents a 0.825% decrease from the previous year (1,334 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.9% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.84%
Uninsured
48.5%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delaware grew by 0.0633% from 5.84% to 5.84%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51 in Delaware.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.2% in Delaware.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.99% in Delaware.

The  map shows the distribution of the indicator in the counties of Delaware and the graphic underneath the paragraph shows the trend of the indicator in Delaware.

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