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State Demographics Data - DE

Delaware

Demographics & Social
2015
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 87,509
% Foreign Born 9.3%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 94.9%
% change: 1990-2000 101.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.1%
White
39.6%
Black or African American
18.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.6%
Asian
30.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
7.9%
Two or more races 2.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 28,355
% Latino 32.4%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.0%
5-17 5.3%
18-64 79.4%
65 and older 14.3%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.

41.2
Gender (% female) 51.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 21.2%
Married 66.0%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 12.8%

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 858,425
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 16.2%
% change: 1990-2000 14.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.0%
White 72.3%
Black or African American 21.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 1.1%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.4%
Two or more races 3.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 56,951
% Latino 6.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.4%
5-17 16.8%
18-64 59.6%
65 and older 17.3%
Median Age 39.3
Gender (% female) 51.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 35.4%
Married 44.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.0%
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.

87,509
Born in Africa 10,690
Born in Asia 31,254
Born in Europe 8,377
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 36,106
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,072
Born in Oceania 10
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.

87,509
Europe 8,377
Northern Europe 2,874
United Kingdom
2,003
Ireland
786
Other Northern Europe
85
Western Europe 2,348
France
341
Germany
1,374
Other Western Europe
633
Southern Europe 1,320
Italy
725
Portugal
95
Other Southern Europe
500
Eastern Europe 1,835
Poland
470
Russia
236
Other Eastern Europe
1,129
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 31,254
Eastern Asia 7,167
China
5,426

China, excluding Taiwan

4,924

Taiwan

502
Japan
400
Korea
1,341
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 14,570
India
12,950
Iran
195
Other South Central Asia
1,425
Southeastern Asia 6,141
Philippines
3,241
Vietnam
1,788
Other Southeastern Asia
1,112
Western Asia 2,917
Israel
381
Lebanon
87
Other Western Asia
2,449
Other Asia (no country specified) 459
Africa 10,690
Eastern Africa 2,056
Northern Africa
1,094
Western Africa
4,673
Middle and Southern Africa
1,700
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,167
Oceania 10
Australia and New Zealand subregion 10
Oceania (no country specified) 0
Americas 37,178
Latin America 36,106
Caribbean
7,429

Cuba

597

Jamaica

2,079

Other Caribbean

4,753
Central America
22,831

Mexico

15,933

El Salvador

154

Other Central America

6,744
South America
5,846

Brazil

790

Colombia

927

Other South America

4,129
Northern America 1,072
Canada
959
Other Northern America
113
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 24,094
1990-1999 17,790
2000-2009 28,895
Since 2010 16,730
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 12.2%
Born in Asia 35.7%
Born in Europe 9.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 41.3%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.2%
Born in Oceania 0.0%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 20.7%
Country #2 10.3%
Country #3 5.2%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.6%
Northern Europe 3.3%
United Kingdom 2.3%
Ireland 0.9%
Other Northern Europe 0.1%
Western Europe 2.7%
France 0.4%
Germany 1.6%
Other Western Europe 0.7%
Southern Europe 1.5%
Italy 0.8%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.6%
Eastern Europe 2.1%
Poland 0.5%
Russia 0.3%
Other Eastern Europe 1.3%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 35.7%
Eastern Asia 8.2%
China 6.2%
China, excluding Taiwan 5.6%
Taiwan 0.6%
Japan 0.5%
Korea 1.5%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 16.6%
India 14.8%
Iran 0.2%
Other South Central Asia 1.6%
Southeastern Asia 7.0%
Philippines 3.7%
Vietnam 2.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.3%
Western Asia 3.3%
Israel 0.4%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 2.8%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.5%
Africa 12.2%
Eastern Africa 2.3%
Northern Africa 1.3%
Western Africa 5.3%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.9%
Other Africa (no country specified) 1.3%
Oceania 0.0%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.0%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 42.5%
Latin America 41.3%
Caribbean 8.5%
Cuba 0.7%
Jamaica 2.4%
Other Caribbean 5.4%
Central America 26.1%
Mexico 18.2%
El Salvador 0.2%
Other Central America 7.7%
South America 6.7%
Brazil 0.9%
Colombia 1.1%
Other South America 4.7%
Northern America 1.2%
Canada 1.1%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 27.5%
1980-1989 20.3%
1990-1999 33.0%
Since 2000 19.1%
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 17.5%
Country #2 8.3%
Country #3 6.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 10.7%
Country #2 6.6%
Country #3 5.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 87,509
Naturalized citizens 39,523
Noncitizens 47,986
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 39,523
Before 1980 5,911
1980-1989 3,898
1990-1999 8,935
2000-2009 12,016
Since 2010 8,763
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 45.2%
Noncitizens 54.8%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 15.0%
1980-1989 9.9%
1990-1999 22.6%
2000-2009 30.4%
Since 2010 22.2%
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) 27,954
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 2,201
% married among women who gave birth
93.8%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
6.2%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 191,298
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 7,535
% married among women who gave birth 59.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 40.4%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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 3.24
Average family size 3.72
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.54
Average family size 3.09
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 193,621
Only native parent(s)
155,109
One or more foreign-born parents
38,512

Child is native

33,904

Child is foreign born

4,608
Children under age 6 with 63,389
Only native parent(s)
48,739
One or more foreign-born parents
14,650

Child is native

13,633

Child is foreign born

1,017
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 130,232
Only native parent(s)
106,370
One or more foreign-born parents
23,862

Child is native

20,271

Child is foreign born

3,591
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.

73,947
Only native parents 56,395
One or more foreign-born parents 17,552
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 80.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 19.9%
Child is native 17.5%
Child is foreign born 2.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 76.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.1%
Child is native 21.5%
Child is foreign born 1.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 81.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 18.3%
Child is native 15.6%
Child is foreign born 2.8%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 76.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.7%
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, 2015 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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.