Delaware, New York

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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 (it was $17,884 in 2000)

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 2009: 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
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).

Delaware,NY real estate house value index trend

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+: Bronx, NY (86.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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 June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
New York:

6.5%

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

Delaware, New York humidity Delaware, New York wind speed Delaware, New York snowfall Delaware, New York sunshine Delaware, New York clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Delaware-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 49% 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 near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 155.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 199.4 miles away from Delaware center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 279.5 miles away from Delaware center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 112.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and 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)
  • SULLIVAN COUNTY ADULT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LIBERTY, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Delaware:

  • SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (about 36 miles; Delhi, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,911)
  • Orange County Community College (about 38 miles; Middletown, NY; FT enrollment: 4,742)
  • Marywood University (about 40 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • University of Scranton (about 42 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 5,488)
  • Ulster County Community College (about 46 miles; Stone Ridge, NY; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (about 48 miles; New Paltz, NY; FT enrollment: 7,319)
  • SUNY Oneonta (about 49 miles; Oneonta, NY; FT enrollment: 6,081)

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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
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%
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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

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

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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%
Here: 44.6%
USA: 50.2%

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
Sullivan County:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Sullivan County:

24.1%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.4%
State:

15.6%

4.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
New York average:

5.06%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($353 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Orange County, NY  1.19% ($38,695 average AGI)
from Ulster County, NY  0.31% ($33,115)
from Queens County, NY  0.29% ($68,654)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
New York average:

5.46%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($331 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Orange County, NY  1.31% ($39,674 average AGI)
to Ulster County, NY  0.41% ($36,397)
to Queens County, NY  0.18% ($43,460)

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: 143
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 200
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 153
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 372
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30
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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