Delaware County, PA

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2022 Population
575,312
0.249% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
9.66%
0.422% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$86,390
7.45% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$289,700
12.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
285,672
0.584% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Delaware County, PA had a population of 575k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $86,390. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Delaware County, PA grew from 573,883 to 575,312, a 0.249% increase and its median household income grew from $80,398 to $86,390, a 7.45% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Delaware County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.05%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.21%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.48%).

None of the households in Delaware County, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.8% of the residents in Delaware County, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Delaware County, PA are Villanova University (216597) (3,923 degrees awarded in 2022), Widener University (1,798 degrees), and Delaware County Community College (1,521 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Delaware County, PA was $289,700, and the homeownership rate was 68.9%.

Most people in Delaware County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Delaware County, PA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Delaware County, PA is home to a population of 575k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.6% of Delaware County, PA residents were born outside of the country (60.9k people).

In 2022, there were 2.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (370k people) in Delaware County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 125k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 34.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2022 Citizenship
95.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.8% of Delaware County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Delaware County, PA was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Delaware County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    370k ± 675
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    125k ± 1.31k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    34.8k ± 675
4.33%
Hispanic Population
24.9k people

In 2022, there were 2.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (370k people) in Delaware County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 125k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 34.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.33% of the people in Delaware County, PA are hispanic (24.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Delaware County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
60.9k people
10.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
61.8k people

As of 2022, 10.6% of Delaware County, PA residents (60.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Delaware County, PA was 10.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,194 ± 566
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,658 ± 511
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,699 ± 521

Delaware County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Delaware County, PA employs 286k people. The largest industries in Delaware County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (51,857 people), Educational Services (31,177 people), and Retail Trade (29,204 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,727), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($88,971), and Finance & Insurance ($88,036).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

286k
2022 Value
± 4,320
0.584%
1 Year growth
± 2.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Delaware County, PA grew at a rate of 0.584%, from 284k employees to 286k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delaware County, PA, are Management Occupations (34,032 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,862 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (26,821 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delaware County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

286k
2022 Value
± 4,320
0.584%
1 Year growth
± 2.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Delaware County, PA grew at a rate of 0.584%, from 284k employees to 286k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delaware County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (51,857 people), Educational Services (31,177 people), and Retail Trade (29,204 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delaware County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Delaware County, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,999
Median earning men ± $964
$44,781
Median earning women ± $1,037

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($99,215), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($93,719), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($83,734).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,088), Information ($66,189), and Wholesale Trade ($65,089).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 6,077
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,498
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 3,026
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Delaware County, PA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 62.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (36.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.908%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Delaware County, PA awarded 11,442 degrees. The student population of Delaware County, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 16,648 male students and 23,773 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Delaware County, PA are White (6,868 and 62.1%), followed by Black or African American (1,841 and 16.6%), Hispanic or Latino (891 and 8.05%), and Asian (574 and 5.19%).

The largest universities in Delaware County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Villanova University (216597) (3,923 and 34.3%), Widener University (1,798 and 15.7%), and Delaware County Community College (1,521 and 13.3%).

The most popular majors in Delaware County, PA are General Business Administration & Management (723 and 6.32%), Registered Nursing (681 and 5.95%), and Law (465 and 4.06%).

The median tuition costs in Delaware County, PA are $43,244 for private four year colleges, and $11,170 and $19,875 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Delaware County, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 36.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 40,421 (41.2% men and 58.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 40,421 students enrolled in Delaware County, PA, 41.2% men and 58.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,472 records, of which 57% were women and 43% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 460 degrees awarded
  2. 257 degrees awarded
  3. 255 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Delaware County, PA was Registered Nursing with 460 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Delaware County, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,923 degrees awarded
  2. 1,798 degrees awarded
  3. 1,521 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Villanova University (216597) with 3,923 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,753 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Delaware County, PA, which is 0.711 times less than the 6,689 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,868 degrees mean that there were 3.73 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,841 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($43,244) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,610) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Delaware County, PA was $289,700 in 2022, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $257,100 to $289,700, a 12.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Delaware County, PA is 68.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Delaware County, PA have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Delaware County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Delaware County, PA is $86,390. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Delaware County, PA was Census Tract 4097.01 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 4079.01 and Census Tract 4099.04, with respective values of $200,000 and $171,094.

In 2022, 16% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Delaware County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.981%.

Property

$289,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,073
$148,649
Median Property Taxes
±$2,307

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Delaware County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.9%
Homeownership
2022
61.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.9% of the housing units in Delaware County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4097.01
  2. Census Tract 4079.01
  3. Census Tract 4099.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delaware County, PA was Census Tract 4097.01 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 4079.01 and Census Tract 4099.04, with respective values of $200,000 and $171,094.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Delaware County, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$86,390
Median Household Income
± $1,326
216k
Number of Households
± 3,430

In 2022, the median household income of the 216k households in Delaware County, PA grew to $86,390 from the previous year's value of $80,398.

The following chart displays the households in Delaware County, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Delaware County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.1%)
  3. Public Transit (7.44%)

In 2022, 67.8% of workers in Delaware County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.1%) and those who used public transit to get to work (7.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delaware County, PA have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.92% of the workforce in Delaware County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Delaware County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.981%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.66% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delaware County, PA (53.6k out of 554k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Delaware County, PA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 11.4% of the children was living in poverty in Delaware County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 396 in Delaware County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 146 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95% of the population of Delaware County, PA has health coverage, with 54.7% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 0.528% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, PA see 954 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.209% decrease from the previous year (956 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1198 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 316 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

954 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Delaware County, PA

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, PA see an average of 954 patients per year. This represents a 0.209% decrease from the previous year (956 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Delaware County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.8% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.03%
Uninsured
54.7%
Employer Coverage
13.4%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
0.528%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delaware County, PA grew by 2.26% from 4.92% to 5.03%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.1 in Delaware County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.1% in Delaware County, PA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.26% in Delaware County, PA.

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