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Delaware State Census Facts

Delaware Population Facts

Delaware Total population: 861,804

Delaware Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 13.00%

Males in Delaware: 417,896

Females in Delaware: 443,908

Median age in Delaware (years): 38

Under 5 years in Delaware: 58,256

18 years and over in Delaware: 656,898

65 years and over in Delaware: 117,703

One race in Delaware: 846,986

White in Delaware: 625,546

Black or African American in Delaware: 175,431

American Indian and Alaska Native: 2,637

Asian in Delaware: 24,730

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 307

Some other race in Delaware: 18,335

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Delaware: 14,818

Hispanic or Latino in Delaware (of any race): 56,433

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 56.00%

Foreign born people in Delaware, percent, 2000: 5.70%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 9.50%

High school graduates in Delaware, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 82.60%

Bachelor's degree or higher in Delaware, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 25.00%

People in Delaware with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 131,794

Mean travel time to work in Delaware (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 24

Housing units in Delaware, 2008: 392,965

Homeownership rate in Delaware, 2000: 72.30%

Housing units in multi-unit structures in Delaware, percent, 2000: 18.70%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000: $130,400

Households in Delaware, 2000: 298,736

People per household in Delaware, 2000: 2.54

Median household income in Delaware, 2008: $58,380

Per capita money income in Delaware, 1999: $23,305

People in Delaware below poverty level, percent, 2008: 10.30%

Delaware Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Delaware, 2007: 25,521

Private nonfarm employment in Delaware, 2007: 396,317

Private nonfarm employment in Delaware, percent change 2000-2007: 5.00%

Nonemployer establishments in Delaware, 2007: 55,333

Total number of businesses in Delaware, 2002: 63,570

Black-owned businesses in Delaware, percent, 2002: 6.70%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: S

Asian-owned businesses in Delaware, percent, 2002: 3.00%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses in Delaware, percent, 2002: 0.00%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Delaware, percent, 2002: 1.40%

Women-owned businesses in Delaware, percent, 2002: 24.10%

Manufacturers shipments in Delaware, 2002 ($1000): 16,417,927

Wholesale trade sales in Delaware, 2002 ($1000): 17,292,794

Retail sales in Delaware, 2002 ($1000): 10,912,971

Retail sales per capita in Delaware, 2002: $13,538

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 1,231,595

Building permits in Delaware, 2008: 3,346

Federal spending in Delaware, 2008: 6,622,718

Delaware Geography Facts

Delaware Land area, 2000 (square miles): 1,953.56

Delaware People per square mile, 2000: 401

Delaware Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Delaware Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Delaware: 2.57

Average family size in Delaware: 3.11

Delaware Population 25 years and over: 573,425

Civilian veterans in Delaware (civilian population 18 years and over): 78,010

Foreign born in Delaware: 66,202

Male, Now married, except separated in Delaware (population 15 years and over): 173,081

Female, Now married, except separated in Delaware (population 15 years and over): 170,629

Speak a language other than English at home in Delaware (population 5 years and over): 92,465

Delaware Household population: 837,657

Delaware Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 444,132

Mean travel time to work in minutes in Delaware (workers 16 years and over): 24.3

Median household income in Delaware (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 57,270

Median family income in Delaware (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 68,541

Delaware Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 29,124

Delaware Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Delaware: 388,119

Occupied housing units in Delaware: 325,746

Owner-occupied housing units in Delaware: 239,462

Renter-occupied housing units in Delaware: 86,284

Vacant housing units in Delaware: 62,373

Owner-occupied homes in Delaware: 239,462

Median value (dollars): 239,700

With a mortgage in Delaware (dollars): 1,527

Not mortgaged in Delaware (dollars): 396

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There are several illegal drugs that are trafficked though the state of Delaware. Heroin, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana are the four most available, popular, and highly trafficked illegal drugs in Delaware. However, clandestinely manufactured drugs, such as methamphetamine and club drugs, such as MDMA (ecstasy), are also readily available to users of various ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. While OxyContin® appears to be less available; other diverted pharmaceutical drugs remain available to users in Delaware.

Another concern to Delaware law enforcement officials is the availability of various drugs to teenagers and young adults during the summer months at Rehoboth Beach. Recent investigations revealed that the influx of visitors to this beach community during the summer results in an increased availability of methamphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy), and GHB to individuals who go to nightclubs or attend rave parties there.

There are many types of drug rehabilitation to choose from in Delaware and across the country. Finding a drug rehabilitation center is easy but finding the one that's right for you and your family is the most important part of starting on the road to addiction recovery. The methods of treating addiction vary as widely as individual personalities, but the most basic and common goal of any addiction treatment program is to give back the tools required to live a healthy, addiction free life. In rehab, addicts and alcoholics learn about their addiction and its effects on themselves as well as those closest to them. Counselors and therapists are available to lead individual and group counseling sessions where the topic of discussion ranges anywhere from childhood issues to work and social life.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUH

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 61 7 20 34 54
Past Year Marijuana Use 79 9 29 41 70
Past Month Marijuana Use 44 5 17 22 40
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 27 3 8 16 24
Past Year Cocaine Use 18 1 6 11 17
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 34 5 11 18 29
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 270 25 19 226 245
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 7 3 3 0 4
Past Month Alcohol Use 384 11 60 313 373
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 165 6 41 117 159
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
288 28 30 230 260
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 31 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 21 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 200 8 37 155 192
Past Month Cigarette Use 175 7 34 134 169
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
526 49 65 412 477
Illicit Drug Dependence 15 2 6 8 13
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 22 3 9 11 19
Alcohol Dependence 22 1 6 15 21
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 47 3 14 31 44
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 61 5 19 37 56
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 21 3 8 10 18
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 45 3 13 29 42

Delaware Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported making 94 arrests for drug violations in Delaware.
  • Delaware law enforcement agencies reported 799 juvenile and 5,538 adult drug arrests during 2006.
  • According to 2005-2006 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 57,000 (8%) of Delaware citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Approximately 271,000 (38.48%) Delaware citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2005-2006 NSDUH results indicate that 22,000 (3.1%) Delaware citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 15,000 (2.11%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • There were 64 drug-induced deaths in reported in Delaware during 2005.
  • During FY 2006, Delaware’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health funded 8,216 adult admissions to treatment programs statewide.
  • According to 2005-2006 NSDUH data, approximately 20,000 (2.83%) Delaware citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of Delaware it is estimated that there will be around 3,942 DUI's, and 46 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 238 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 1,224 tobacco related deaths, and 47 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 41,187 marijuana users, 6,749 cocaine addicts, and 382 heroin addicts living in Delaware. It is also estimated that there are 18,036 people abusing prescription drugs, 1,720 people that use inhalants, and 3,063 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Delaware, there will be around 5,199 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine:
    • Cocaine, in powder and crack forms, remains increasingly available and popular in Delaware. Both forms are available in various quantities to users located both in the inner city neighborhoods of Wilmington as well as in smaller cities and towns across the state. Quantities of powder cocaine are also available to local distributors who convert or “cook” the powder cocaine into crack cocaine. Due to its wide availability and relative ease of use (smoking), the popularity and use of crack cocaine continues to increase in Delaware.
  • Heroin:
    • The increasing availability of cheaper, higher purity heroin over the last few years has caused concern in Delaware over a growing heroin use problem that reaches all socioeconomic backgrounds. Heroin is popular among teens and young adults, who consume heroin either by itself or in combination with cocaine or alcohol, a combination that typically leads to overdose deaths. In Delaware, the perception of heroin remaining a problem only in the region’s major metropolitan areas is no longer accurate.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • Methamphetamine is generally available in limited quantities in Delaware, but according to recent investigations, readily available to those who visit the Rehoboth Beach area during the summer months.
    • Though not nearly as popular as heroin, cocaine, or crack cocaine, methamphetamine is attractive because of its longer lasting high and because users can easily produce their own methamphetamine with readily available recipes, precursor chemicals or ingredients, and equipment. Laboratory operators use various means to obtain precursor chemicals, including diversion from legitimate sources and self-production. However, precursor chemicals include commonly used household products/chemicals, such as lye, and over-the-counter drugs, such as pseudoephedrine, most of which are readily available at retail stores.
  • Club Drugs:
    • MDMA (ecstasy) is primarily available at rave parties and nightclubs in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach (particularly during the summer), but remains available to and popular among teenagers and young adults on college campuses across the state. Gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), the GHB precursor gamma butyrolactone (GBL), and ketamine are also available and are used in popular Delaware nightclubs.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana is readily available in varying quantities in Delaware, such that it is easily obtained and used by individuals from a variety of ethnic populations and socioeconomic sectors. Recreational use of marijuana is popular among high school and college age students. Adults remain the predominant users of marijuana, especially in large social gatherings, such as rock concerts. Reports indicate that marijuana is typically smoked in combination with crack cocaine, heroin, and PCP.
    • The primary source area of marijuana distributed in Delaware is the US southwest border region, including Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • Current investigations indicate that diversion of immediate release oxycodone products (such as Percocet®, Percodan®, Tylox® and Roxicet®) continue to be a problem in Delaware. Primary methods of diversion being reported are illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, especially pharmacy technicians who are not licensed in Delaware, “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical), forged prescriptions, and the Internet.

Delaware was the first of the original 13 states to ratify the federal Constitution; it occupies a small niche in the Boston–Washington, D.C., urban corridor along the Middle Atlantic seaboard. It is the second smallest state in the country and one of the most densely populated. The state is organized into three counties—from north to south, New Castle, Kent, and Sussex—all established by 1682. Its population, like its industry, is concentrated in the north, around Wilmington, where the major coastal highways and railways pass through from Pennsylvania and New Jersey on the north and east into Maryland on the south and west. The rest of the state comprises the northeastern corner of the Delmarva Peninsula, which Delaware shares with Maryland and Virginia (hence its name). Most state government operations are located in Dover, the capital.

Delaware’s Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 853,4761
  • Race/ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 72.1% white; 20.7% black/African American; 0.3% American Indian/Alaska Native; 2.9% Asian; 0.0% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 2.5% other race; 1.4% two or more races; 6.3% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)