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Delaware

Delaware covers 1,954 square miles, with a 2017 estimated population of 961,939 people (USDA-ERS). Dover is the state capital. The state’s largest cities are Wilmington, Dover and Newark. According to 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 69.7% of the state’s population is white, 22.8% is African-American, 4.1% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 9.3% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Delaware Rural Healthcare Facilities

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According to data.HRSA.gov, as of January 2019 Delaware had:

  • No Critical Access Hospitals
  • No Rural Health Clinics
  • 4 Federally Qualified Health Center sites located outside of Urbanized Areas
  • 2 short term hospitals located outside of Urbanized Areas

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Delaware

6% of Delaware residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2017). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Delaware residents in 2017 was $49,673. The ERS reports, based on 2017 ACS data, that the state-wide poverty rate is 13.6%. 10.7% of the population has not completed high school according to 2013-2017 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in Delaware is 4.6% (USDA-ERS, 2017).

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: 7/21/2017