Delaware County PA Information


Delaware County Subdivisions

Delaware County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 562,652
Population in Households 539,888
Population in Familes 443,450
Population in Group Qrtrs 22,764
Population Density1 3,061
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 210,397
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 139,649
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 225,118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 143,367 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 67,030 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 14,721 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $278,175
Average Home Value $335,351


Median Household Income $65,947
Average Household Income $92,628
Per Capita Income $34,888
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.15%
Households 0.15% 0.15%
Families -0.03% 0.04%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Delaware County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delaware County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 94th
Population Density1 # 2 99th
Diversity Index2 # 6 93rd
Median Household Income # 4 96th
Per Capita Income # 4 96th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.