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

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