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Delaware

Delaware covers 1,954 square miles, with a 2021 estimated population of 1,003,384 people (USDA-ERS). Dover is the state capital. The state's largest cities are Wilmington, Dover and Newark. According to 2021 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 68.4% of the state's population is White, 23.6% is African-American, 4.2% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 10.1% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Delaware Rural Healthcare Facilities

0
Critical Access Hospitals
0
Rural Health Clinics
4
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
2
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov. April 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Delaware

8.4% of Delaware residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2020). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Delaware residents in 2020 was $56,097. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the state-wide poverty rate is 10.9%. 9.4% of the population has not completed high school according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in Delaware is 5.3% (USDA-ERS, 2021).

For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.


Data Sources
Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts; U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts; USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets

Contacts

Delaware Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Phone: 302.744.4555
Works closely with local health advocates on a variety of community development activities designed to increase access to healthcare in Delaware. Part of the Delaware Division of Public Health.
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Last Reviewed: 3/15/2021