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Population in 2010: 2,670. Population change since 2000: -1.8%
 

Males: 1,310  (49.1%)
Females: 1,360  (50.9%)

Median resident age:  41.7 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 12723.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,776 (it was $40,145 in 2000)
Delaware:

$50,776
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,115

Delaware town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $176,728 (it was $96,300 in 2000)
Delaware:

$176,728
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $256,309; Detached houses: $263,266; Townhouses or other attached units: $285,216; In 2-unit structures: $170,856; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $497,033; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $285,216; Mobile homes: $118,329

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Delaware races chart
  • White alone - 2,130 (79.8%)
  • Black alone - 313 (11.7%)
  • Hispanic - 185 (6.9%)
  • Two or more races - 25 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.04%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%)

Races in Delaware detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Delaware: 189.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (35.3%), Irish (19.1%), Italian (8.4%), English (4.6%), United States (4.3%), Polish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 34.7 square miles.

Population density: 77 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Delaware:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Delaware town:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

232 residents are foreign born (5.2% Europe, 2.8% Latin America).

This town:  8.5%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Delaware town:  2.4% ($2,277)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (42.1 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (82.7 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (92.3 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Hortonville, NY (1.2 miles ), Callicoon, NY (1.7 miles ), Jeffersonville, NY (2.0 miles ), Cochecton, NY (2.4 miles ), Fremont, NY (2.7 miles ), Bethel, NY (3.1 miles ), Narrowsburg, NY (3.3 miles ), Smallwood, NY (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $190,900
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $262,100
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $275,800
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $245,700
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $249,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $149,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.76 N, Longitude: 75.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 845

Delaware household income distribution Delaware home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

Work and jobs in Delaware: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

 
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Tornado activity:

Delaware-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Delaware town center injured 12 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 32.3 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Delaware-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.1 miles away from Delaware center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 73.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sullivan County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Delaware:

  • ACHIEVE REHAB AND NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LIBERTY, NY)
  • SDTC - THE CENTER FOR DISCOVERY (Hospital, about 14 miles away; LIBERTY, NY)
  • ROSCOE REGIONAL REHAB AND RESIDENTIAL H C F (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ROSCOE, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Delaware:

  • SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (about 36 miles; Delhi, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,609)
  • Orange County Community College (about 38 miles; Middletown, NY; FT enrollment: 3,807)
  • Marywood University (about 40 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,591)
  • University of Scranton (about 42 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 4,839)
  • SUNY College at New Paltz (about 48 miles; New Paltz, NY; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • SUNY College at Oneonta (about 49 miles; Oneonta, NY; FT enrollment: 5,660)
  • Sussex County Community College (about 50 miles; Newton, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,461)

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Notable locations in Delaware: Silver Heights Farm (A), Campanellis Poultry Farm (B), Jeffersonville Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), Hortonville Volunteer Fire Company (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Delaware include: Saint James Church (A), Grace Baptist Church (B), Holy Cross Church (C), First Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bauerfeind Cemetery (1), Long Cemetery (2), Layton Cemetery (3), Holy Cross Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Pine Lake (A), Hust Pond (B), Kenoza Lake (C), Tamarack Swamp (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Birch Ridge Brook (A), Callicoon Creek (B), Calkins Creek (C), Jones Brook (D), Joe Brook (E), Jaketown Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Sullivan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.4%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.3%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

20.0%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

12.1%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Delaware, NY

392 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
374 people in job corps and vocational training facilities in 2000
10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Delaware compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (75%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Delaware town (based on Sullivan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.64%
Here44.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents55.8%22.5%9.5%3.0%2.6%
Congregations13.3%11.1%30.0%4.4%8.9%
NameReformed Church in AmericaFree Methodist Church of North AmericaEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.6%0.9%0.8%0.7%2.6%
Congregations5.6%3.3%3.3%5.6%14.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 31
This county:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Sullivan County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
This county:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Sullivan County:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 84
Sullivan County:

10.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.1%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sullivan County:

16.4%
New York:

15.6%

6.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,136 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
New York average:

5.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orange County, NY  1.84% ($42,238 average AGI)
from Ulster County, NY  0.53% ($32,431)
from Queens County, NY  0.42% ($56,425)


6.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,212 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
New York average:

6.26%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($257 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Orange County, NY  1.17% ($34,324 average AGI)
to Ulster County, NY  0.41% ($32,473)
to New York County, NY  0.23% ($50,597)

Strongest AM radio stations in Delaware:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WDLA (1270 AM; 5 kW; WALTON, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Delaware:

  • WJFF (90.5 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: RADIO CATSKILL)
  • WDNB (102.1 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPDA (106.1 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGWR (88.1 FM; LIBERTY, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPGP (88.3 FM; TAFTON, PA; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WQFN (100.1 FM; FOREST CITY, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WYCY (105.3 FM; HAWLEY, PA; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDNH-FM (95.3 FM; HONESDALE, PA; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSUL (98.3 FM; MONTICELLO, NY; Owner: REYNOLDS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVOS-FM (95.9 FM; LIBERTY, NY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCWI (94.3 FM; CARBONDALE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZAD (97.3 FM; WURTSBORO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDLA-FM (92.1 FM; WALTON, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WOSR (91.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WJUX (99.7 FM; MONTICELLO, NY; Owner: MONTICELLO MOUNTAIN TOP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Delaware:

  • W30AZ (Channel 30; LIBERTY, NY; Owner: JOHN MESTER INCOME FAMILY TRUST)
  • W51BN (Channel 51; WHITE LAKE, NY; Owner: JOHN MESTER INCOME FAMILY TRUST)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Delaware, New York:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
New York average:
  • Fatal accident count: 78
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 113
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 84
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 193
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Delaware fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 20
Total length: 90 meters (295ft)
Total costs: $53,493,000
Total average daily traffic: 19,622
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,375
Total future (year 2017) average daily traffic: 25,740

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 7
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Delaware, NY


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • CSSUL-13, Viaduct Rd. (Lat: 41.756667 Lon: -75.032500), Type: Upole, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQHP410
    Assigned Frequencies: 854.987 MHz, 855.212 MHz, 855.462 MHz, 855.737 MHz, 855.987 MHz, 856.212 MHz, 856.262 MHz, 856.437 MHz, 856.487 MHz, 856.737 MHz... (+20 more)
    Grant Date: 09/25/2007, Expiration Date: 09/25/2017, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2011, Certifier: Thomas J Cowper
    Registrant: Nys Dhses Office Of Interoperable And Emergency Communications, State Office Campus Building 22, 1220 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12226, Phone: (518) 322-4912, Fax: (518) 322-4975, Email:


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