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January 31, 2008

Delaware Snapshot

Delaware in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot

As one of the 24 states holding a “Super Tuesday” presidential primary or caucus, Delaware is the nation’s 10th fastest-growing state. Its 2007 population of about 865,000 grew by 10.4 percent between 2000 and 2007. The U.S. population grew by 7.2 percent during that same period.

Delaware has a higher percentage of non-Hispanic whites, a higher percentage of blacks and a higher median household income than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

Delaware’s primary is Feb. 5. About 66 percent of Delaware’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, which was slightly higher than the national figure of 64 percent. More information can be found at Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.

These and other statistics about Delaware’s population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>.

Highlights include the following:

Selected Characteristics Delaware U.S.
Population change: 2000-2007 10.4% 7.2%
Median age 37.5 36.4
Women 51.5% 50.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 69.0% 66.4%
Black alone 20.9% 12.8%
Hispanic 6.3% 14.8%
Median household income $52,833 $48,451
Foreign born 8.1% 12.5%
Persons below poverty 11.1% 13.3%
Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+) 27.0% 27.0%
Median home value $227,100 $185,200

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).

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