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State Demographics Data - DE

Delaware

Demographics & Social
2017
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 98,493
% Foreign Born 10.2%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 119.4%
% change: 1990-2000 101.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.9%
White
41.5%
Black or African American
19.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%
Asian
29.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
7.3%
Two or more races 2.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 32,748
% Latino 33.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.5%
5-17 5.6%
18-64 80.4%
65 and older 12.6%
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.

40.8
Gender (% female) 52.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 23.2%
Married 62.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.7%

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 863,446
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 16.9%
% change: 1990-2000 14.7%
Race (%)  
One race 96.9%
White 72.0%
Black or African American 22.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 1.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.3%
Two or more races 3.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 56,792
% Latino 6.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.2%
5-17 16.7%
18-64 58.5%
65 and older 18.6%
Median Age 39.9
Gender (% female) 51.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 35.4%
Married 45.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.2%
Foreign Born
Number 44,898
% Foreign Born 5.7%
Population Change over Time  
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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.

98,493
Born in Africa 8,049
Born in Asia 33,993
Born in Europe 9,600
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 44,937
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,486
Born in Oceania 428
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.

98,493
Europe 9,600
Northern Europe 2,573
United Kingdom
1,699
Ireland
739
Other Northern Europe
135
Western Europe 1,586
France
467
Germany
572
Other Western Europe
547
Southern Europe 1,818
Italy
958
Portugal
106
Other Southern Europe
754
Eastern Europe 3,623
Poland
690
Russia
605
Other Eastern Europe
2,328
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 33,993
Eastern Asia 8,286
China
6,149

China, excluding Taiwan

5,634

Taiwan

515
Japan
274
Korea
1,863
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 16,066
India
13,087
Iran
584
Other South Central Asia
2,395
Southeastern Asia 6,509
Philippines
4,048
Vietnam
1,321
Other Southeastern Asia
1,140
Western Asia 2,929
Israel
108
Lebanon
125
Other Western Asia
2,696
Other Asia (no country specified) 203
Africa 8,049
Eastern Africa 2,795
Northern Africa
583
Western Africa
3,554
Middle and Southern Africa
925
Other Africa (no country specified)
192
Oceania 428
Australia and New Zealand subregion 315
Oceania (no country specified) 113
Americas 46,423
Latin America 44,937
Caribbean
12,942

Cuba

332

Jamaica

2,432

Other Caribbean

10,178
Central America
27,055

Mexico

18,374

El Salvador

3,277

Other Central America

5,404
South America
4,940

Brazil

1,244

Colombia

921

Other South America

2,775
Northern America 1,486
Canada
1,453
Other Northern America
33
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 22,927
1990-1999 18,089
2000-2009 32,272
Since 2010 25,205
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 8.2%
Born in Asia 34.5%
Born in Europe 9.7%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 45.6%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.5%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 20.7
Country #2 10.3
Country #3 5.2
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.7%
Northern Europe 2.6%
United Kingdom 1.7%
Ireland 0.8%
Other Northern Europe 0.1%
Western Europe 1.6%
France 0.5%
Germany 0.6%
Other Western Europe 0.6%
Southern Europe 1.8%
Italy 1.0%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.8%
Eastern Europe 3.7%
Poland 0.7%
Russia 0.6%
Other Eastern Europe 2.4%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 34.5%
Eastern Asia 8.4%
China 6.2%
China, excluding Taiwan 5.7%
Taiwan 0.5%
Japan 0.3%
Korea 1.9%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 16.3%
India 13.3%
Iran 0.6%
Other South Central Asia 2.4%
Southeastern Asia 6.6%
Philippines 4.1%
Vietnam 1.3%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.2%
Western Asia 3.0%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 2.7%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.2%
Africa 8.2%
Eastern Africa 2.8%
Northern Africa 0.6%
Western Africa 3.6%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.9%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.2%
Oceania 0.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.1%
Americas 47.1%
Latin America 45.6%
Caribbean 13.1%
Cuba 0.3%
Jamaica 2.5%
Other Caribbean 10.3%
Central America 27.5%
Mexico 18.7%
El Salvador 3.3%
Other Central America 5.5%
South America 5.0%
Brazil 1.3%
Colombia 0.9%
Other South America 2.8%
Northern America 1.5%
Canada 1.5%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 23.3%
1980-1989 18.4%
1990-1999 32.8%
Since 2000 25.6%
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 8.30%
Country #3 6
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 33
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 6.60%
Country #3 5.90%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 98,493
Naturalized citizens 45,984
Noncitizens 52,509
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 45,984
Before 1980 5,447
1980-1989 5,890
1990-1999 5,888
2000-2009 15,166
Since 2010 13,593
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 46.7%
Noncitizens 53.3%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 11.8%
1980-1989 12.8%
1990-1999 12.8%
2000-2009 33.0%
Since 2010 29.6%
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) 32,173
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 2,252
% married among women who gave birth
87.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
12.8%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 186,060
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 7,328
% married among women who gave birth 56.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 43.4%
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 2012-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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 3.33
Average family size 3.72
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.52
Average family size 3.12
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 189,011
Only native parent(s)
144,067
One or more foreign-born parents
44,944

Child is native

39,542

Child is foreign born

5,402
Children under age 6 with 61,245
Only native parent(s)
47,137
One or more foreign-born parents
14,108

Child is native

13,275

Child is foreign born

833
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 127,766
Only native parent(s)
96,930
One or more foreign-born parents
30,836

Child is native

26,267

Child is foreign born

4,569
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.

70,670
Only native parents 48,639
One or more foreign-born parents 22,031
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 76.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.8%
Child is native 20.9%
Child is foreign born 2.9%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 77.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.0%
Child is native 21.7%
Child is foreign born 1.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 75.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 24.1%
Child is native 20.6%
Child is foreign born 3.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 68.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 31.2%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2017 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.