Delaware PopulationDelaware (U.S. state abbreviation is 'DE') is one the states of United States located in the mid-atlantic region. It borders north to the Pennsylvania, south and west by Maryland, east by New Jersey and Atlantic Ocean. Delaware state capital is Dover and Wilmington is the largest city of the state. Delaware population in 2023 is estimated to be 1.03 million residents, it is second smallest country with 96 miles long and 39 miles at its widest mostly Atlantic coastal plain and the area is 2044 square miles. Delaware population increased by 28,439 people since from the last census of 2020. The Delaware state was named after its Delaware river, and is divided into three counties, New Castle County is the largest country with 559,335 people, Sussex County with 229,286 and Kent County with 178,550 people. Before the European settlers, Delaware Indians was living with other tribes like Lenape in the Delaware valley. Dewey Beach, Seaford, Rehoboth Beach, Laurel, Harrington are the most dangerous cities in Delaware State.
- Population by Race
- Top Cities of Delaware
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of Delaware
July 1, 2020
Delaware Population by Race
According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Delaware by race are: Delaware Population distribution by Race are White Americans represent 69.11%, followed by 21.86% by Black Americans, 3.87% represent Asian population
White population in Delaware are 652,170, percentage wise 69.11 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).
Black population in Delaware are 206,290, percentage wise 21.86 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Delaware, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.
Asian population in Delaware are 36,553, percentage wise 3.87 percent are asians, out of these 15,455 are Asian Indians, 8,889 are Chinese, 3,986 are Filipinos, 510 are Japanese, 2,370 are Korean, 1,486 are Vietnamese and 3,857 are other Asian nationals.
Hispanic population in Delaware are 84,793. Percentage wise 8.98 percent are hispanics, out of these 33,559 are Mexican people, 26,524 are Puerto Ricans, 1,796 are Cubans, and 22,914 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.
114 people are Native Hawaiian, 216 are Guamanian or Chamorro and 33 are Samoans. 3,482 belongs to American Indian and Natives, 46 are Navajo tribals, 13 are Chippewa tribals and 481 are Cherokee tribal grouping.
|Black or African American||206,290||21.86%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||3,482||0.369%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||481||0.051%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||13||0.001%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||46||0.005%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||0||0.000%|
|Other Asian Population||3,857|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||465||0.05%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||216||0.023%|
|Other Pacific Islander||102|
|Some other race||18,512|
|Hispanic or Latino||84,793||8.98%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||22,914|
Top Cities of Delaware
The top cities of Delaware are Wilmington with a population of 70,635 as on 2018, followed by Dover with 36,826, Newark with 32,278, Bear with 19732 and Middletown with 18,871 inhabitants.
Below is the population pyramid of Delaware state as on 2017 census estimates.
Delaware Population by Age
According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Delaware by age is 943,732, out of these 456,876 are male, 486,856 are female, The sex ratio of Delaware is 938. The Delaware population by age are, under 15 years is 169,306, 15 years and over is 774,426, 30 years and over is 586,147, 65 years and over is 160,565 and 85 years and over is 18,319. 48.41 percent are male, 51.59 percent are female, 17.94 percent are under 15 years old, 82.06 percent are 15 years and over, 62.11 percent are 30 years and over, 17.01 percent are 65 years and over, 1.94 percent are 85 years and over.
Languages spoken in DE
|Speak only English||774,288||87.15|
Below is the Delaware education stats as per the virtual census of 2018.
|Population 18 to 24 years||88,139||44,417||43,722|
|Less than high school graduate||12,351||7,530||4,821|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||29,226||15,663||13,563|
|Some college or associates degree||37,476||17,448||20,028|
|Bachelors degree or higher||9,086||3,776||5,310|
|Population 25 years and over||651,540||308,913||342,627|
|Less than 9th grade||23,416||12,492||10,924|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||46,228||24,742||21,486|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||203,135||98,560||104,575|
|Some college, no degree||125,964||58,034||67,930|
|Graduate or professional degree||84,291||39,257||45,034|
|High school graduate or higher||409,117||192,183||216,934|
|Bachelors degree or higher||146,932||70,477||76,455|
|Black or African||130,363||58,891||71,472|
|High school graduate or higher||114,494||50,692||63,802|
|Bachelors degree or higher||29,001||11,753||17,248|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||2,463||1,285||1,178|
|High school graduate or higher||1,848||959||889|
|Bachelors degree or higher||487||295||192|
|High school graduate or higher||22,933||11,228||11,705|
|Bachelors degree or higher||17,382||8,992||8,390|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||266||151||115|
|High school graduate or higher||200||127||73|
|Bachelors degree or higher||37||8||29|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||44,316||22,929||21,387|
|High school graduate or higher||28,513||14,406||14,107|
|Bachelors degree or higher||6,390||2,567||3,823|
Below is the disable population of Delaware State.
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||111,783|
|Black or African American||22,389|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||867|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||75|
|Some other race||1,439|
|With a hearing difficulty||28,554|
|With a vision difficulty||19,290|
|With a cognitive difficulty||42,565|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||59,657|
|With a self-care difficulty||22,644|
|With an independent living difficulty||39,025|
Counties of Delaware
Delaware state is divided into 3 counties, As on 2018 the largest being Kent County with 178,550, followed by New Castle with 559,335 and Sussex with 229,289 people.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
|New Castle County||556,419||559,335||0.5||1||1|
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