New Castle, DE

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2020 Population
5,302
1.14% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tom Carper
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Coons
Democratic Party
US Representative
Lisa Blunt Rochester
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
51.7
1.37% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
4.34%
28% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$72,951
6.95% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$211,700
8.96% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
3,013
2.45% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, New Castle, DE had a population of 5.3k people with a median age of 51.7 and a median household income of $72,951. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of New Castle, DE grew from 5,242 to 5,302, a 1.14% increase and its median household income grew from $68,211 to $72,951, a 6.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Castle, DE are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.6%), White (Hispanic) (1.83%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.6%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in New Castle, DE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in New Castle, DE are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in New Castle, DE was $211,700, and the homeownership rate was 61.9%. Most people in New Castle, DE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in New Castle, DE was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

New Castle, DE is home to a population of 5.3k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.53% of New Castle, DE residents were born outside of the country (240 people).

In 2020, there were 2.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.58k people) in New Castle, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.36k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 97 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Castle, DE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.58k ± 359
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.36k ± 325
  3. White (Hispanic)
    97 ± 87
3.6%
Hispanic Population
191 people

In 2020, there were 2.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.58k people) in New Castle, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.36k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 97 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.6% of the people in New Castle, DE are hispanic (191 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in New Castle, DE as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.53%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
240 people
4.08%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
214 people

As of 2020, 4.53% of New Castle, DE residents (240 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Castle, DE was 4.08%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

52
Median Native-Born Age
± 4.5
60
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 25.9

In 2020, the median age of all people in New Castle, DE was 51.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 60. But people in New Castle, DE are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all New Castle, DE residents was 51.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    14,666 ± 2,951 people
  2. India
    10,722 ± 2,528 people
  3. China
    6,154 ± 1,920 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Delaware was Mexico, the natal country of 14,666 Delaware residents, followed by India with 10,722 and China with 6,154.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
98.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of New Castle, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in New Castle, DE was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    62 ± 40
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    60 ± 48
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    44 ± 41

New Castle, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Delaware, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Delaware (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Delaware. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Delaware.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Delaware across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in New Castle, DE is $72,951. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in New Castle, DE was Census Tract 162 with a value of $86,424, followed by Census Tract 150 and Census Tract 161, with respective values of $65,851 and $62,869.

Males in Delaware have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,413. The income inequality in Delaware (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of New Castle, DE employs 3.01k people. The largest industries in New Castle, DE are Educational Services (446 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (409 people), and Retail Trade (348 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,185), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($67,171).

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,951
2020 value
± $17,156
6.95%
1 Year Growth
± 25%

Households in New Castle, DE have a median annual income of $72,951, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $68,211 in 2019, which represents a 6.95% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$71,362
Average Male Salary in Delaware
± $4,062
$56,413
Average Female Salary in Delaware
± $3,015

In 2020, full-time male employees in Delaware made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Delaware by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Delaware
  1. Asian
    $83,159 ± $15,328
  2. White
    $58,316 ± $2,856
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $55,052 ± $74,192

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Delaware workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.43 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Delaware.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New Castle, DE is from Delaware.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in Delaware
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Delaware

In 2020, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Delaware was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Delaware in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Delaware across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 162
  2. Census Tract 150
  3. Census Tract 161

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Castle, DE was Census Tract 162 with a value of $86,424, followed by Census Tract 150 and Census Tract 161, with respective values of $65,851 and $62,869.

The following map shows all of the places in New Castle, DE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.34% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Castle, DE (230 out of 5.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    138 ± 96
  2. Black
    92 ± 102
  3. Native American
    0 ± 87

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Castle, DE is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.01k
2020 Value
± 442
2.45%
1 Year growth
± 18.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in New Castle, DE grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 2.94k employees to 3.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Castle, DE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (486 people), Sales & Related Occupations (338 people), and Management Occupations (265 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Castle, DE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Castle, DE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (486 people), Sales & Related Occupations (338 people), and Management Occupations (265 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New Castle, DE has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (4.36 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.52 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Castle, DE, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($156,161), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($84,250), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($82,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.01k
2020 Value
± 442
2.45%
1 Year growth
± 18.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in New Castle, DE grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 2.94k employees to 3.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Castle, DE, are Educational Services (446 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (409 people), and Retail Trade (348 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Castle, DE, though some of these residents may live in New Castle, DE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in New Castle, DE, by number of employees, are Educational Services (446 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (409 people), and Retail Trade (348 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New Castle, DE has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.97 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.59 times), and Utilities (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Castle, DE, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,185), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($67,171).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $13.6B
  2. $5.96B
  3. $5.56B

In 2020, the top outbound Delaware product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $13.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($5.96B) and Plastics/rubber ($5.56B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Delaware products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$65.7B
2020 Value in Delaware
$143B
Projected 2050 Value in Delaware
117% growth

In 2020, total outbound Delaware trade was $65.7B. This is expected to increase 117% to $143B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Delaware trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $9.43B
  2. $4.99B
  3. $4.82B

In 2020, the top outbound Delaware domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $9.43B, followed by New Jersey with $4.99B and Ohio and $4.82B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Delaware shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Delaware went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.991%). The most partisan county was New Castle County, DE with 67.8% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing the state of Delaware. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Castle, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Delaware
58.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Delaware
  1. 67.8% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 55.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 51.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Delaware was New Castle County, DE with 67.8% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Delaware colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Delaware

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Tom Carper
Senator from Delaware1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Chris Coons
Senator from Delaware2
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Ted Kaufman, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Joe Biden, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing Delaware.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Castle, DE

Lisa Blunt Rochester
Delaware at-large Representative
Democratic Party

New Castle, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for New Castle, DE have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Castle, DE was $211,700 in 2020, which is 0.921 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $194,300 to $211,700, a 8.96% increase. The homeownership rate in New Castle, DE is 61.9%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in New Castle, DE have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New Castle, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$211,700
2020 Median
± $12,428
$194,300
2019 Median
± $13,520

In 2020, the median property value in New Castle, DE grew to to $211,700 from the previous year's value of $194,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New Castle, DE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Castle, DE the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$72,951
Median Household Income
± $17,156
2.58k
Number of Households
± 422

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.58k households in New Castle, DE grew to $72,951 from the previous year's value of $68,211.

The following chart displays the households in New Castle, DE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in New Castle, DE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Castle, DE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

61.9%
2020 Homeownership
63.1%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 61.9% of the housing units in New Castle, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in New Castle, DE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Castle, DE have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in New Castle, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (88.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (4.68%)
  3. Public Transit (2.47%)

In 2020, 88.4% of workers in New Castle, DE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (4.68%) and those who used public transit to get to work (2.47%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New Castle, DE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New Castle, DE have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

98% of the population of New Castle, DE has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Delaware was $10,254 in 2014. This is a 5% increase from the previous year ($9,766).

Primary care physicians in New Castle County, DE see 1121 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.11% decrease from the previous year (1194 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1639 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 287 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.9%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,121 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Castle County, DE

Primary care physicians in New Castle County, DE see an average of 1,121 patients per year. This represents a 6.11% decrease from the previous year (1,194 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Castle County, DE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$10,254
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Delaware
$4,806
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,921
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,460
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Delaware (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5%, from $9,766 to $10,254.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

1.95%
Uninsured
51.8%
Employer Coverage
12.7%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
1.1%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Castle, DE declined by 18.2% from 2.38% to 1.95%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New Castle, DE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 13.9% prevalence
  2. 12.9% prevalence
  3. 10.6% prevalence

Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Delaware, at 13.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Delaware by county over multiple years.

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