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|Delaware County Demographics|
Highlights from U.S
The survey was limited to the household population and excludes the population living in institutions, college dormitories, and other group quarters. Percentages are based on unrounded numbers and may not add to totals.
In 2005, Delaware County had a household population of 532,000 (52 percent females and 48 percent males). The median age was 39.8 years. Twenty-five percent of the population were under 18 years and 14 percent were 65 years and older.
Households and Families
In 2005, there were 203,000 households in Delaware County with an average household size of 2.6 people. Families made up 66 percent of the households in Delaware County. This figure includes both married-couple families (48 percent) and other families (18 percent). Nonfamily households made up 34 percent of all households in Delaware County. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were comprised of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.
The median income of households in Delaware County was $55,630. Eighty-one percent of the households received earnings and 19 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Twenty-nine percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $14,871. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.
In 2005, 88 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 34 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. Among people 16 to 19 years old, 3 percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.
In 2006, for the employed population over 16 years of age, leading industries in Delaware County were:
In 2005, Delaware County had 203,000 occupied housing units - 72 percent were owner occupied and 28 percent renter occupied. Three percent of the households did not have telephone service and 10 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Thirty-seven percent had two vehicles and another 16 percent had three or more.