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 2017: $60,014 (it was $40,145 in 2000)
Delaware:

$60,014
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,406 (it was $17,884 in 2000)

Delaware town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $189,085 (it was $96,300 in 2000)
Delaware:

$189,085
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $224,032; detached houses: $232,408; townhouses or other attached units: $175,570; in 2-unit structures: $296,715; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $324,817; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $88,673; mobile homes: $101,983
March 2019 cost of living index in Delaware: 101.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Delaware, NY (2010)
    • 2,13079.8%White alone
    • 31311.7%Black alone
    • 1856.9%Hispanic
    • 250.9%Two or more races
    • 110.4%Asian alone
    • 40.1%Other race alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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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).

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

This town:

8.5%
New York:

20.4%
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 )

Latitude: 41.76 N, Longitude: 75.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 845

Distribution of median household income in Delaware, NY in 2017

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
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $293,100
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $300,100
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $556,000
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $331,800
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $228,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Delaware, NY residents
Average permit cost in Delaware, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Delaware, NY
Historical housing units in Delaware, NY
Most common industries in Delaware, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.1%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Public administration (9.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.9%)
  • Utilities (3.7%)
  • Health care (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.9%)
  • Educational services (19.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Construction (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Delaware, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.3%)

Average climate in Delaware, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Hurricanes: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 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)

Points of interest:

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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

For population 15 years and over in Delaware:

Marital status in Delaware, NY
  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Delaware, NY (based on Sullivan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic15,35221
Other9,81731
Mainline Protestant4,94744
Evangelical Protestant1,39918
Orthodox602
None45,972-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 31
This county:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Sullivan County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

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%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Sullivan County:

24.1%
State:

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

16.4%
New York:

15.6%

5.64% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,876 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Orange County, NY  1.43% ($38,867 average AGI)
from Kings County, NY  0.64% ($51,528)
from Ulster County, NY  0.44% ($37,797)


6.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,062 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
New York average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Orange County, NY  1.29% ($43,111 average AGI)
to Ulster County, NY  0.44% ($45,435)
to Kings County, NY  0.20% ($35,018)

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)
Delaware fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Delaware fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 302ft / 91.9mTotal length
  • $40,565,000Total costs
  • 27,318Total average daily traffic
  • 1,911Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,098Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Delaware, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 2Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 71950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Delaware, NY

FCC Registered Broadcast 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:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DELAWARE, 276 Old Hankins Rd (Lat: 41.791361 Lon: -75.057389), Type: Mast, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQXP540,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 05/02/2016, Expiration Date: 05/02/2026, Certifier: Edward Mcandrew, Registrant: Sullivan County Dpw, 100 North Street, Government Center, Monticello, NY 12701, Phone: (845) 807-0308, Fax: (845) 807-0335, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Delaware, NY
  • 78.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.9%Electricity
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.0%Wood
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Delaware, NY
  • 66.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.4%Electricity
  • 5.2%Wood
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Utility gas


Delaware compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value 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.

Delaware on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in job corps and vocational training facilities (population 1,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Guyana (population 500+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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