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Kent County, Delaware; Sussex County, Delaware; New Castle County, Delaware; Delaware; United States

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Kent County, Delaware
Sussex County, Delaware
New Castle County, Delaware
Delaware
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 180,786 234,225 558,753 973,764 328,239,523
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 180,786 234,225 558,753 973,764 328,239,523
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 162,350 197,103 538,484 897,937 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11.4% 18.8% 3.8% 8.4% 6.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 162,310 197,145 538,479 897,934 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
5.0%
5.7%
5.6%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.8%
18.3%
21.4%
20.9%
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.5%
28.7%
16.1%
19.4%
16.5%
Female persons, percent
51.8%
51.6%
51.6%
51.7%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
65.6%
83.0%
64.6%
69.2%
76.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
27.3%
12.2%
26.4%
23.2%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
1.1%
0.5%
0.7%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.4%
1.4%
5.8%
4.1%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.8%
2.2%
2.6%
2.7%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.4%
9.3%
10.4%
9.6%
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
60.4%
75.4%
56.3%
61.7%
60.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 17,180 18,565 30,845 66,590 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 5.7% 7.1% 11.1% 9.2% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 74,462 144,074 225,245 443,781 139,684,244
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 69.0% 79.6% 68.0% 71.1% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $213,900 $248,900 $254,500 $244,700 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,471 $1,440 $1,646 $1,563 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $410 $454 $491 $465 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,070 $1,018 $1,141 $1,110 $1,023
Building permits, 2019 1,340 3,467 1,732 6,539 1,386,048
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 64,545 89,365 203,855 357,765 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.63 2.42 2.64 2.58 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.4% 89.2% 87.2% 87.3% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 9.8% 10.7% 14.9% 13.0% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 89.9% 87.7% 90.9% 89.9% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 83.3% 78.5% 83.9% 82.4% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 87.1% 87.7% 91.5% 89.8% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 23.6% 26.5% 35.9% 31.4% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.8% 8.8% 7.7% 8.5% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.0%
9.1%
5.9%
6.8%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.8% 56.2% 65.2% 62.3% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.8% 51.6% 62.0% 58.8% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 475,775 544,342 1,128,320 2,148,437 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 990,552 1,169,242 4,843,457 7,003,251 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,930,847 3,619,873 17,046,664 22,597,384 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 783,401 D 5,628,914 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,690,762 3,142,078 8,623,161 14,456,001 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,052 $15,449 $15,791 $15,763 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.8 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $58,775 $60,853 $70,996 $65,627 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $28,100 $33,983 $35,847 $33,989 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
13.8%
12.3%
11.6%
12.5%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 3,681 5,668 16,111 25,771 7,912,405
Total employment, 2018 51,337 72,300 274,243 405,809 130,881,471
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 2,168,575 2,793,302 17,647,033 23,045,652 7,097,310,272
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -2.2% 4.3% 1.8% 1.3% 1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 11,282 17,711 39,630 68,623 26,485,532
All firms, 2012 12,004 18,619 43,478 73,418 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 6,012 9,740 22,776 38,328 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,763 6,355 13,878 23,964 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,275 2,279 9,891 14,440 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,065 15,713 30,249 54,782 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,218 2,121 3,880 7,206 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 9,669 15,304 35,573 60,318 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 276.9 210.6 1,263.2 460.8 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 586.18 936.08 426.29 1,948.54 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 10001 10005 10003 10 1
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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