Delaware Population 2013
The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Delaware in 2013 was 917,092, which is ranked the 45th largest population in the United States. This estimate shows a 2.1% increase since the last census in 2010, also conducted by the United States Census Bureau. The population density of the state is 464 people per square mile, ranked 6th largest density in the United States.
Delaware Population Projections
By the year 2015, the population of the state of Delaware is expected to reach approximately 952,000 people, which is an approximate 3.8% increase from the current population. By the year 2020, the population is expected to reach 996,000 people, which is an approximate 8.6% increase from the current population. By the year 2025, the population is expected to reach 1.032 million people, which is an approximate 12.5% increase from the current population. By the year 2030, the population is expected to reach 1.06 million people, which is an approximate 15.6% increase from the current population. By the year 2035, the population is expected to reach approximately 1.082 million people, which is an approximate 18% increase from the current population. Lastly, by the year 2040, the population is expected to reach 1.099 million people, which is an approximate 19.8% increase from the current population.
Delaware Land Mass
The state of Delaware is approximately 100 miles long and 30 miles wide with a square area of 2,489 square miles, making it the 2nd smallest state in the Untied States. Delaware is only bigger than Rhode Island. Of the 2,489 square miles, 535 square miles are covered by water. The highest point in the state of Delaware is in a mobile home part in northern Delaware near the Pennsylvania border, which is only 450 feet above sea level. The lowest point in the state is at the Atlantic Ocean, which reaches sea level. The geographic center of Delaware is located in Kent County, 11 miles southwest of the state capital, Dover. Delaware is bordered by three states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. The Atlantic Ocean borders the state on the east.
Delaware can be broken up into two distinct geographic land areas: the Atlantic Coast Plain and the Piedmont. The Atlantic Coastal Plain makes up all but a small portion of the state. This area rarely reaches more than 80 feet above sea level, so it is very characteristically flat. The southern portion of the state has approximately 30,000 acres of swampland. The Piedmont, compared to the immense size of the Atlantic Coastal Plain is only about 10 miles wide. Located on the northern portion of the state, it is characterized by rolling hills. The highest point in the state is located in this part of the state.
Of the approximate 0.917 million people in the state of Delaware, about 51.5% of the population is female, while 48.5% is male. Also, approximately 71% of the population identifies as white (including Hispanic or Latino). But, out of that 71%, only about 9% do identify as Hispanic or Latino and the other 62% as Caucasian. Those that identify as Black or African American make up 22% of the entire population of the state of Delaware. The rest of the population is made up of those that identify as Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islanders, or those that identify as two or more races. These other races make up only about 7% of the Delaware population.
The population of Delaware identifies as religious at a slightly lower rate than the national average. About 42% of the state population identifies as religious, compared to the national average of 49%. Out of the 42%, about 21% identify as members of the Catholic Church, making it the largest denomination in Delaware. The next largest denomination in the state is Methodist at about 7% of the population. All the other Christian denominations make up about 12% of the population. Those who identify as Jewish, Islamic, or as an Eastern religion only make up 2% of the population.
Delaware Native Americans
While only around 0.7% of the population today is Native American, there is a Native American tribe named the Delaware Native Americans. These Native Americans used to occupy the New England and mid-Atlantic area. However, the British forced the Native Americans to relocate and are now living in the state of Oklahoma. The official name of the tribe is the Lenni Lenape Indian nation.
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