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Ethnic groups

Black Americans constitute Delaware's largest racial minority, numbering 150,666 in 2000 and comprising about 19.2% of the population. As of 2000, approximately 37,277 reidents, or 4.8% of the total population (up from 16,000, or 2.4% in 1990), were of Hispanic origin.

Delaware's 44,898 foreign born made up 5.7% of the state's population in 2000 (more than double the total of 22,275, or 3.3%, in 1990). The United Kingdom, Germany, India, Italy, and Canada were the leading places of origin.