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0.09% decline
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0.54% growth
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1.62% decline
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1.7% growth

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The economy of Delaware County, PA employs 275,576 people. The economy of Delaware County, PA is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Educational Services; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.48; 1.24; and 1.22 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Delaware County, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (46,540), Educational Services (31,294), and Retail trade (29,359), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,701), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($66,040), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($62,989).

Median household income in Delaware County, PA is $67,950. Males in Delaware County, PA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,584. The income inequality of Delaware County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Delaware County, PA. In Delaware County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 109 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,165. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Delaware County, PA is home to a population of 563,402 people, from which 95.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Delaware County, PA is composed of 379,307 White residents (67.3%), 118,055 Black residents (21%), 32,662 Asian residents (5.8%), 20,864 Hispanic residents (3.7%), and 10,668 Two+ residents (1.89%). The most common foreign languages in Delaware County, PA are Spanish (14,132 speakers), Chinese (5,303 speakers), and Other Indic (3,767 speakers), but compared to other places, Delaware County, PA has a relative high number of Greek (2,911 speakers), Italian (3,429 speakers), and Other Indic (3,767 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Delaware County, PA awarded 16,317 degrees. The student population of Delaware County, PA is skewed towards females, with 8,062 male students and 8,255 female students. Most students in Delaware County, PA are White (8,566 and 52.5%), followed by Unknown (3,087 and 18.9%), Black or African American (2,836 and 17.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (720 and 4.41%). The largest universities in Delaware County, PA by number of graduates are American College of Financial Services (4,630 and 28.4%), Villanova University (3,674 and 22.5%), and Delaware County Community College (1,453 and 8.9%). The most popular majors in Delaware County, PA are Registered Nursing (383 and 2.35%), General Psychology (339 and 2.08%), and General Business Administration & Management (292 and 1.79%). The median tuition costs in Delaware County, PA are $48,610 for private four year colleges, and $9,060 and $14,940 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Delaware County, PA is $239,500, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $235,500 to $239,500, a 1.7% increase. The homeownership rate of Delaware County, PA is 67.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Delaware County, PA have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Delaware County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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