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Delaware County, New York (NY)

County population in 2019: 44,721 (22% urban, 78% rural); it was 48,055 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,642
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,126
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 14,597
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,130 (it was 4,673 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

47%

Land area: 1446 sq. mi.

Water area: 21.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Delaware County: 95.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.3%), Manufacturing (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Delaware County, NY (2019)
    • 40,77491.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,7574.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7461.7%Two or more races
    • 6831.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3560.8%Asian alone
    • 350.08%Some other race alone
    • 310.07%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

48.4 years
New York median age:

39.2 years
Males: 22,582  (50.5%)
Females: 22,139  (49.5%)
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Average household size:
Delaware County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,164 ($32,461 in 1999)
This county:

$52,164
New York:

$72,108

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $559 (lower quartile is $410, upper quartile is $724)
This county:

$559
State:

$1190


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $150,401 (it was $74,800 in 2000)
Delaware:

$150,401
New York:

$338,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,967 - $236,553

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $203,296
Here:

$203,296
State:

$393,458

Townhouses or other attached units: $185,525
Here:

$185,525
State:

$728,436

In 2-unit structures: $225,150
Here:

$225,150
State:

$650,471

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $590,531
Here:

$590,531
State:

$808,879

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $229,081
Here:

$229,081
State:

$916,967

Mobile homes: $69,565
Here:

$69,565
State:

$82,547

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,238
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $508

Institutionalized population: 573

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 41
  • Thefts: 70
  • Auto thefts: 1

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 50
  • Thefts: 57
  • Auto thefts: 3
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 124 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 1998: 135 buildings, average cost: $76,700
  • 1999: 121 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2000: 133 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2001: 138 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2002: 149 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2003: 153 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 2004: 152 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2005: 165 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2006: 131 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2007: 124 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2008: 107 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2009: 76 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2010: 65 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2011: 60 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2012: 63 buildings, average cost: $192,100
  • 2013: 64 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2014: 71 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 2015: 47 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2016: 38 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2017: 49 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2018: 40 buildings, average cost: $168,700
  • 2019: 68 buildings, average cost: $152,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Delaware, NY residents
Average permit cost in Delaware, NY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,208 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,666 (2.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Delaware, NY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Delaware, NY in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Delaware, NY in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.4%
Delaware County:

15.4%
New York:

13.0%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.4% for Black residents, 21.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.0% for American Indian residents, 43.7% for other race residents, 26.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 48.4 years old
(Males: 47.8 years old, Females: 49.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.7 years old, Black residents: 21.4 years old, American Indian residents: 76.8 years old, Asian residents: 37.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.7 years old, Other race residents: 20.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Delaware County is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $547 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sidney, Walton, Davenport, Delhi, Roxbury, Colchester, Kortright, Harpersfield, Meredith, Masonville.

Delaware County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Andes town91710 - 274531 - 58
Bovina town16137 - 203826 - 50
Colchester town141913 - 274434 - 56
Davenport town262519 - 345344 - 63
Delhi town482217 - 275042 - 57
Deposit town182015 - 274940 - 59
Franklin town281611 - 224031 - 49
Hamden town262316 - 325442 - 65
Hancock town16149 - 203626 - 46
Harpersfield town17139 - 193425 - 43
Kortright town182215 - 295039 - 60
Masonville town6138 - 223523 - 49
Meredith town15106 - 163020 - 43
Middletown town261410 - 193729 - 46
Roxbury town262519 - 325244 - 61
Sidney town701613 - 204136 - 46
Stamford town171610 - 243828 - 49
Tompkins town161811 - 254433 - 56
Walton town612722 - 325649 - 63
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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Delaware County: Columbia Country Club (A), Barton Corners (B), Stockport Station (C), Ichabod Crane Home (D), The Maelstrom (E), Blackberry Hill Farm (F), Braleys Farm (G), Fix Brothers Farm (H), Harrier Fields Farm (I), Holmquest Farms (J), Little Rainbow Chevre (K), Millerhurst Farm (L), Nine-Jay Nursery And Greenhouses (M), Red Barn Farm (N), Roxbury Farm (O), Smith Farms (P), The Farm At Miller's Crossing (Q), White Oak Farms (R), Katchkie Farm (S), Stone House Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Delaware County include: Carmelite Sisters Convent (A), Saint John's Lutheran Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C), Saint Joseph Church (D), Taghkanic Center Church (E), Saint Pauls Church (F), Chatham Center United Methodist Church (G), Ghent Reformed Church (H), Elizaville Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sacred Heart Cemetery (1), Saint James Cemetery (2), Saint Paul Cemetery (3), Stuyvesant Falls Cemetery (4), Livingston Reformed Cemetery (5), Immaculate Conception Cemetery (6), Austerlitz Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Knickerbocker Lake (A), Lilli Pond (B), Long Pond (C), Lower Rhoda Pond (D), Merwin Lake (E), Miller Pond (F), Moore Pond (G), No Bottom Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Green Brook (A), Bash Bish Brook (B), Wyomanock Creek (C), Frisbee Creek (D), Foxes Creek (E), Widows Creek (F), Westover Brook (G), Snydam Creek (H), Fitting Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Delaware County include: Olana Historic Site (1), Shafford Memorial Park (2), Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (3), Wortman Square (4), Lake Taghkanic State Park (5), Clermont State Historic Site (6), Clermont State Park (7), Taconic State Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Barnstable County, Massachusetts , Boone County, Illinois , Carroll County, Illinois , Dixon County, Nebraska , Livingston County , Schoharie County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
New York:

8.1%

Unemployment by year in Delaware, NY
County total employment by year in Delaware, NY
County average yearly wages by year in Delaware, NY

Current college students: 2,388
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,957 (56.6% naturalized citizens)

Delaware County:

4.4%
Whole state:

22.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3532010 or later
  • 2792000 to 2009
  • 4281990 to 1999
  • 2741980 to 1989
  • 1191970 to 1979
  • 976Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.0%

Delaware County marital status for males Delaware County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,430
  • One, attached: 163
  • Two: 1,290
  • 3 or 4: 1,060
  • 5 to 9: 823
  • 10 to 19: 256
  • 20 to 49: 274
  • 50 or more: 192
  • Mobile homes: 4,055
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Delaware County with a mortgage: 6,412 (27 second mortgage, 517 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,801

Here:

46.2% with mortgage
State:

59.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Delaware County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,5389
Mainline Protestant7,32565
Evangelical Protestant2,95130
Other2,32710
Orthodox121
None26,827-
Delaware County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Delaware County:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Delaware County:

7.56 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 56
This county:

12.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Delaware County:

8.2%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Delaware County:

25.3%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.0%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Delaware County:

Average size of farms: 243 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $64,111
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $108.56
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.93%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.63%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $58,502
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.91%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $72,854
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.70
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 41.26%
Corn for grain: 1900 harvested acres
Vegetables: 144 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 55 acres

Tornado activity:

Delaware County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 8077250.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 45 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/28/1973, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Delaware County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 67% 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 124.6 miles away from Delaware County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 171.8 miles away from the county 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) earthquake occurred 169.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 335.9 miles away from the county center
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 33.1 miles away from Delaware County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 141.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4480-NY: March 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4480, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New York Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: August 13, 2018 - August 15, 2018, FEMA Id: 4397, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Winter Storm And Snowstorm, Incident Period: March 14, 2017 - March 15, 2017, FEMA Id: 4322, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 13, 2014 to May 22, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4180: July 08, 2014, FEMA Id: 4180, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2013 to July 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4129: July 12, 2013, FEMA Id: 4129, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 07, 2011 to September 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4031: September 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4031, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New York Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 07, 2011 to September 11, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3341: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3341, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4020: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4020, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3328: August 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 3328, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 26 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Delaware County (36) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 15, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 3 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Delaware

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,531 (76.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,618 (7.9%)
  • Bus: 73 (0.4%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 48 (0.2%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 27 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 268 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 107 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 1,307 (6.4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,464 (7.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Germany (11%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Italy (6%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Venezuela (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Delaware County


  • Irish (13%)
  • German (13%)
  • Italian (12%)
  • American (9%)
  • English (7%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Delaware County, New York in 2000:

  • 978 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 526 people in nursing homes
  • 211 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 137 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 81 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 30 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Delaware County, New York in 2010:

  • 1,425 people in college/university student housing
  • 431 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 174 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 153 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 80 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 79 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 59 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,416.

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
New York average:

4.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.15% relocated from other counties in New York ($32,491 average AGI)
1.42% relocated from other states ($12,877 average AGI)
Delaware County:

1.42%
New York average:

1.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Otsego County, NY  1.17% ($35,289 average AGI)
from Chenango County, NY  0.51% ($31,563)
from Broome County, NY  0.35% ($27,233)
from Kings County, NY  0.20% ($60,829)
from Schoharie County, NY  0.19% ($41,031)
from Suffolk County, NY  0.18% ($38,323)
from New York County, NY  0.13% ($120,636)


5.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,560 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
New York average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.89% relocated to other counties in New York ($27,009 average AGI)
1.92% relocated to other states ($16,551 average AGI)
Delaware County:

1.92%
New York average:

2.73%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Otsego County, NY  1.23% ($34,389 average AGI)
to Broome County, NY  0.43% ($28,919)
to Chenango County, NY  0.39% ($34,254)
to Schoharie County, NY  0.21% ($40,111)
to Ulster County, NY  0.17% ($43,276)
to Greene County, NY  0.12% ($33,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Births per 1000 population in Delaware County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Delaware County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Delaware County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Delaware County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Delaware County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Delaware County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Delaware County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Delaware County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Delaware County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,469 (7,834 aged, 1,635 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 716 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Delaware County, New York in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,156)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,042)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (688)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (486)
  • Unspecified dementia (304)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (294)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (188)
  • Congestive heart failure (180)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (149)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (139)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.34
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,482
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 135
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,829

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 867
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,081
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 63.6
  • Other - 42.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 44,721
  • Male householders: 9,992 (3,019 living alone), Female householders: 9,242 (3,457 living alone)
  • 8,689 spouses (8,603 opposite-sex spouses), 1,679 unmarried partners, (1,636 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 9,834 children (9,198 natural, 240 adopted, 399 stepchildren), 732 grandchildren, 378 brothers or sisters, 331 parents, 259 foster children, 405 other relatives, 1,215 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,262

Size of family households: 6,541 2-persons, 2,122 3-persons, 1,531 4-persons, 745 5-persons, 362 6-persons, 135 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,474 1-person, 1,213 2-persons, 110 3-persons, 46 4-persons, 8 6-persons.

3,816 married couples with children.
2,580 single-parent households (839 men, 1,741 women).

93.4% of residents of Delaware speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (15% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 58% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $335,735,000 ($7,094 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $29,373,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $130,228,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $58,188,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,579,000
Federal grants: $76,511,000
Federal procurement contracts: $45,394,000 ($11,454,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $23,835,000 ($15,096,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,247,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,643,000
Federal Government insurance: $58,001,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,256
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,832
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +96
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +32
Here +1 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Delaware County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 453.11 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Year house built in Delaware County, New York
  • Year house built in Delaware County, New York
  • 4002014 or later
  • 3972010 to 2013
  • 3,1522000 to 2009
  • 3,1031990 to 1999
  • 4,8051980 to 1989
  • 4,9351970 to 1979
  • 2,2581960 to 1969
  • 2,0961950 to 1959
  • 1,3081940 to 1949
  • 9,2131939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Delaware County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Delaware County, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Delaware County, New York
  • 531 room
  • 1772 rooms
  • 6963 rooms
  • 1,7134 rooms
  • 2,4525 rooms
  • 3,0456 rooms
  • 1,9057 rooms
  • 1,6248 rooms
  • 2,4539+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Delaware County, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Delaware County, New York
  • 3701 room
  • 3792 rooms
  • 9693 rooms
  • 1,3404 rooms
  • 7255 rooms
  • 4956 rooms
  • 3697 rooms
  • 1518 rooms
  • 2569+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Delaware County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Delaware County, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Delaware County, New York
  • 56no bedroom
  • 5951 bedroom
  • 3,0342 bedrooms
  • 6,7163 bedrooms
  • 2,6604 bedrooms
  • 1,0655+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Delaware County, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Delaware County, New York
  • 410no bedroom
  • 1,2011 bedroom
  • 1,7232 bedrooms
  • 1,0373 bedrooms
  • 5294 bedrooms
  • 1515+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Delaware County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Delaware County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Delaware County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 523no vehicle
  • 4,4011 vehicle
  • 5,7192 vehicles
  • 2,2753 vehicles
  • 9194 vehicles
  • 2965+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Delaware County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Delaware County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,143no vehicle
  • 2,5421 vehicle
  • 1,1102 vehicles
  • 1753 vehicles
  • 494 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

89.8% of Delaware County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in New York.

Delaware County:

89.8%
State average:

89.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 35,867
  • Other state: 6,560
  • Northeast: 3,307
  • Midwest: 994
  • South: 1,724
  • West: 532
Year householders moved into unit in Delaware County, NY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Delaware County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 43.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.4%Wood
  • 14.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.2%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Electricity
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 35.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 29.1%Electricity
  • 17.9%Utility gas
  • 8.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 1.7%Coal or coke
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 220
Here:

6.4%
New York:

14.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 82
Here:

4.2%
New York:

14.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 142
Here:

5.4%
New York:

37.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Delaware County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $969,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $709,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,299,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,808,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,032,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,269,000
    General - Other: $1,600,000
    Solid Waste Management: $578,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $15,024,000
    General - Other: $12,026,000
    Health - Other: $8,061,000
    Regular Highways: $7,531,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,867,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,045,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,864,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,297,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,440,000
    Police Protection: $2,001,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,652,000
    Financial Administration: $1,384,000
    Parks and Recreation: $932,000
    Corrections - Other: $868,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $240,000
    Housing and Community Development: $221,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $147,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $109,000
    Libraries: $28,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,948,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $688,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $673,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $8,402,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,391,000
    Highways: $122,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,364,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,136,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,815,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,975,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,228,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $840,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,187,000
    Interest Earnings: $350,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $111,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $70,000
    Rents: $36,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,890,000
    General - Other: $733,000
    Police Protection: $167,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $158,000
    Correctional Institutions: $62,000
    Health - Other: $62,000
    Corrections - Other: $45,000
    General Public Building: $43,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,162,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,136,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $13,672,000
    Other: $5,549,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,773,000
    Highways: $3,079,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,293,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $21,833,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $395,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $278,000
    Other License: $248,000
    Other: $30,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,282,000

Delaware County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $969,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $709,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,299,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,808,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,032,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,269,000
    General - Other: $1,600,000
    Solid Waste Management: $578,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $15,024,000
    General - Other: $12,026,000
    Health - Other: $8,061,000
    Regular Highways: $7,531,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,867,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,045,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,864,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,297,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,440,000
    Police Protection: $2,001,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,652,000
    Financial Administration: $1,384,000
    Parks and Recreation: $932,000
    Corrections - Other: $868,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $240,000
    Housing and Community Development: $221,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $147,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $109,000
    Libraries: $28,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,948,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $688,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $673,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $8,402,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,391,000
    Highways: $122,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,364,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,136,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,815,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,975,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,228,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $840,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,187,000
    Interest Earnings: $350,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $111,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $70,000
    Rents: $36,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,890,000
    General - Other: $733,000
    Police Protection: $167,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $158,000
    Correctional Institutions: $62,000
    Health - Other: $62,000
    Corrections - Other: $45,000
    General Public Building: $43,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,162,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,136,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $13,672,000
    Other: $5,549,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,773,000
    Highways: $3,079,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,293,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $21,833,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $395,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $278,000
    Other License: $248,000
    Other: $30,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,282,000

Delaware County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $969,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $709,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,299,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,808,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,032,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,269,000
    General - Other: $1,600,000
    Solid Waste Management: $578,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $15,024,000
    General - Other: $12,026,000
    Health - Other: $8,061,000
    Regular Highways: $7,531,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,867,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,045,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,864,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,297,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,440,000
    Police Protection: $2,001,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,652,000
    Financial Administration: $1,384,000
    Parks and Recreation: $932,000
    Corrections - Other: $868,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $240,000
    Housing and Community Development: $221,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $147,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $109,000
    Libraries: $28,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,948,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $688,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $673,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $8,402,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,391,000
    Highways: $122,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,364,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,136,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,815,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,975,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,228,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $840,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,187,000
    Interest Earnings: $350,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $111,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $70,000
    Rents: $36,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,890,000
    General - Other: $733,000
    Police Protection: $167,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $158,000
    Correctional Institutions: $62,000
    Health - Other: $62,000
    Corrections - Other: $45,000
    General Public Building: $43,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,162,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,136,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $13,672,000
    Other: $5,549,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,773,000
    Highways: $3,079,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,293,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $21,833,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $395,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $278,000
    Other License: $248,000
    Other: $30,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,282,000

Delaware County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $969,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $709,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,299,000
  • Charges - Other: $6,808,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,032,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,269,000
    General - Other: $1,600,000
    Solid Waste Management: $578,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $15,024,000
    General - Other: $12,026,000
    Health - Other: $8,061,000
    Regular Highways: $7,531,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,867,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,045,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,864,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,297,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,440,000
    Police Protection: $2,001,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,652,000
    Financial Administration: $1,384,000
    Parks and Recreation: $932,000
    Corrections - Other: $868,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $240,000
    Housing and Community Development: $221,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $147,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $109,000
    Libraries: $28,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,948,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $688,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $673,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $8,402,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,391,000
    Highways: $122,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,364,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,136,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,815,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,975,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,228,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $840,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,187,000
    Interest Earnings: $350,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $111,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $70,000
    Rents: $36,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,890,000
    General - Other: $733,000
    Police Protection: $167,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $158,000
    Correctional Institutions: $62,000
    Health - Other: $62,000
    Corrections - Other: $45,000
    General Public Building: $43,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,162,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,136,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $13,672,000
    Other: $5,549,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,773,000
    Highways: $3,079,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,293,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $21,833,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $395,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $278,000
    Other License: $248,000
    Other: $30,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,282,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,226
  • Number of aged recipients: 158
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,068
  • Number of recipients under 18: 128
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 772
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 326
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 614
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 498
Most common first names in Delaware County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John75974.8 years
William72474.9 years
Mary68781.2 years
Charles44975.9 years
George43175.4 years
Joseph42674.2 years
Robert42070.0 years
Helen41080.3 years
James40673.7 years
Frank37776.5 years
Most common last names in Delaware County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith30877.4 years
Miller16678.3 years
Brown12575.3 years
Johnson11776.4 years
Davis11774.7 years
Decker11275.6 years
Clark9776.3 years
Moore8373.1 years
Jones8073.7 years
Williams7572.1 years
Businesses in Delaware County, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture2
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware4Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets8
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's7
Audi1New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Nike5
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Blockbuster1OfficeMax1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS2Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut3
Clarion1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack4
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid7
Decora Cabinetry4Rue211
Dennys1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1Sears3
Dunkin Donuts5Starbucks1
FedEx7Subaru1
Ford1Subway5
GNC4Super 82
H&R Block5T-Mobile1
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1True Value2
Home Depot1U-Haul5
Honda1UPS12
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless3
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1

Delaware County on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"