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State Demographics Data - DE

Delaware

Demographics & Social
2016
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 89,391
% Foreign Born 9.4%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2016 99.1%
% change: 1990-2000 101.6%
Race (%)  
One race 98.1%
White
42.0%
Black or African American
19.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
29.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
6.7%
Two or more races 1.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 29,421
% Latino 32.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.8%
5-17 4.0%
18-64 80.4%
65 and older 14.8%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

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Gender (% female) 50.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 23.3%
Married 64.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 12.0%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 862,674
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 16.8%
% change: 1990-2000 14.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.2%
White 72.1%
Black or African American 22.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5%
Asian 1.1%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.1%
Two or more races 2.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 57,731
% Latino 6.7%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.3%
5-17 16.9%
18-64 59.0%
65 and older 17.8%
Median Age 40.5
Gender (% female) 51.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 35.7%
Married 44.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.9%
Foreign Born
Number 44,898
% Foreign Born 5.7%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 738,702
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Foreign Born
Number 22,275
% Foreign Born 3.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 643,893
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

89,391
Born in Africa 10,344
Born in Asia 29,463
Born in Europe 9,773
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 38,480
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,125
Born in Oceania 206
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 India
Country #3 China (exc. Taiwan)
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

89,391
Europe 9,773
Northern Europe 2,332
United Kingdom
1,986
Ireland
153
Other Northern Europe
193
Western Europe 2,123
France
423
Germany
1,218
Other Western Europe
482
Southern Europe 2,470
Italy
1,637
Portugal
0
Other Southern Europe
833
Eastern Europe 2,848
Poland
371
Russia
638
Other Eastern Europe
1,839
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 29,463
Eastern Asia 11,755
China
9,322

China, excluding Taiwan

8,771

Taiwan

551
Japan
372
Korea
2,061
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 11,175
India
8,822
Iran
718
Other South Central Asia
1,635
Southeastern Asia 4,311
Philippines
2,314
Vietnam
452
Other Southeastern Asia
1,545
Western Asia 1,929
Israel
8
Lebanon
62
Other Western Asia
1,859
Other Asia (no country specified) 293
Africa 10,344
Eastern Africa 2,793
Northern Africa
1,054
Western Africa
6,091
Middle and Southern Africa
358
Other Africa (no country specified)
48
Oceania 206
Australia and New Zealand subregion 93
Oceania (no country specified) 113
Americas 39,605
Latin America 38,480
Caribbean
10,715

Cuba

292

Jamaica

2,041

Other Caribbean

8,382
Central America
23,724

Mexico

16,416

El Salvador

1,255

Other Central America

6,053
South America
4,041

Brazil

183

Colombia

1,767

Other South America

2,091
Northern America 1,125
Canada
895
Other Northern America
230
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 21,011
1990-1999 20,072
2000-2009 28,407
Since 2010 19,901
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 11.6%
Born in Asia 33.0%
Born in Europe 10.9%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 43.0%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.3%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 20.70
Country #2 10.30
Country #3 5.20
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 10.9%
Northern Europe 2.6%
United Kingdom 2.2%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 2.4%
France 0.5%
Germany 1.4%
Other Western Europe 0.5%
Southern Europe 2.8%
Italy 1.8%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.9%
Eastern Europe 3.2%
Poland 0.4%
Russia 0.7%
Other Eastern Europe 2.1%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 33.0%
Eastern Asia 13.2%
China 10.4%
China, excluding Taiwan 9.8%
Taiwan 0.6%
Japan 0.4%
Korea 2.3%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 12.5%
India 9.9%
Iran 0.8%
Other South Central Asia 1.8%
Southeastern Asia 4.8%
Philippines 2.6%
Vietnam 0.5%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.7%
Western Asia 2.2%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 2.1%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.3%
Africa 11.6%
Eastern Africa 3.1%
Northern Africa 1.2%
Western Africa 6.8%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.1%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.1%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.1%
Americas 44.3%
Latin America 43.0%
Caribbean 12.0%
Cuba 0.3%
Jamaica 2.3%
Other Caribbean 9.4%
Central America 26.5%
Mexico 18.4%
El Salvador 1.4%
Other Central America 6.8%
South America 4.5%
Brazil 0.2%
Colombia 2.0%
Other South America 2.3%
Northern America 1.3%
Canada 1.0%
Other Northern America 0.3%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 23.5%
1980-1989 22.5%
1990-1999 31.8%
Since 2000 22.3%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 44,898
Born in Africa 2,248
Born in Asia 13,497
Born in Europe 9,944
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 17,508
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,613
Cat28 88
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 India
Country #3 China (exc. Taiwan)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 5.0%
Born in Asia 30.1%
Born in Europe 22.1%
Born in Latin America 39.0%
Born in Northern America 3.6%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 17.50
Country #2 8.30%
Country #3 6.00
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 21,550
Born in Africa 606
Born in Asia 6,733
Born in Europe 8,667
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 4,365
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,077
Cat21 102
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 United Kingdom
Country #2 Germany
Country #3 India
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 2.8%
Born in Asia 31.2%
Born in Europe 40.2%
Born in Latin America 20.3%
Born in Northern America 5.0%
Born in Oceania 0.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 10.70
Country #2 6.60%
Country #3 5.90%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 89,391
Naturalized citizens 44,083
Noncitizens 45,308
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 44,083
Before 1980 5,769
1980-1989 2,940
1990-1999 7,780
2000-2009 14,325
Since 2010 13,269
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 49.3%
Noncitizens 50.7%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 13.1%
1980-1989 6.7%
1990-1999 17.6%
2000-2009 32.5%
Since 2010 30.1%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 44,898
Naturalized citizens 19,052
Noncitizens 25,846
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 42.4%
Noncitizens 57.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 22,275
Naturalized citizens 12,437
Noncitizens 9,838
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 55.8%
Noncitizens 44.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 29,000
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 1,575
% married among women who gave birth
80.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
19.7%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 189,731
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 8,248
% married among women who gave birth 51.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 48.7%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.34
Average family size 3.88
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.56
Average family size 3.16
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 194,488
Only native parent(s)
153,427
One or more foreign-born parents
41,061

Child is native

37,576

Child is foreign born

3,485
Children under age 6 with 62,987
Only native parent(s)
49,546
One or more foreign-born parents
13,441

Child is native

12,730

Child is foreign born

711
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 131,501
Only native parent(s)
103,881
One or more foreign-born parents
27,620

Child is native

24,846

Child is foreign born

2,774
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

68,707
Only native parents 50,955
One or more foreign-born parents 17,752
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.1%
Child is native 19.3%
Child is foreign born 1.8%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.3%
Child is native 20.2%
Child is foreign born 1.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 79.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.0%
Child is native 18.9%
Child is foreign born 2.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 74.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.8%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 184,760
Only native parent(s) 168,445
One or more foreign-born parents 16,315
Child is native 12,169
Child is foreign born 4,146
Children under age 6 with 59,630
Only native parent(s) 53,112
One or more foreign-born parents 6,518
Child is native 5,801
Child is foreign born 717
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 125,130
Only native parent(s) 115,333
One or more foreign-born parents 9,797
Child is native 6,368
Child is foreign born 3,429
Children in Low-Income Families* 53,795
Only native parents 47,677
One or more foreign-born parents 6,118
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.8%
Child is native 6.6%
Child is foreign born 2.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.9%
Child is native 9.7%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.8%
Child is native 5.1%
Child is foreign born 2.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 88.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 11.4%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 155,624
Only native parent(s) 146,674
One or more foreign-born parents 8,950
Child is native 7,864
Child is foreign born 1,086
Children under age 6 with 56,230
Only native parent(s) 53,284
One or more foreign-born parents 2,946
Child is native 2,777
Child is foreign born 169
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 99,394
Only native parent(s) 93,390
One or more foreign-born parents 6,004
Child is native 5,087
Child is foreign born 917
Children in Low-Income Families* 44,689
Only native parents 42,760
One or more foreign-born parents 1,929
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.8%
Child is native 5.1%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.2%
Child is native 4.9%
Child is foreign born 0.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.0%
Child is native 5.1%
Child is foreign born 0.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 95.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.3%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2016 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.