Migration Profile for Delaware, 2006-07

October 13, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2007 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Delaware in 2006 to move to another state in 2007 and vice versa.

Delaware People Moving into Delaware People Moving out of Delaware Net # People Moving into Delaware from 2006 to 2007 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 40,392 30,288 10,104 1.33
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 8,519 5,804 2,715 1.47
Aged 18-19 3,961 2,717 1,244 1.46
Aged 20-24 6,104 6,115 -11 1.00
Aged 25-34 6,970 5,947 1,023 1.17
Aged 35-44 5,532 3,776 1,756 1.47
Aged 45-54 3,205 2,253 952 1.42
Aged 55-64 3,431 1,910 1,521 1.80
Aged 65+ 2,670 1,766 904 1.51
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 16,307 13,551 2,756 1.20
Married 11,055 8,010 3,045 1.38
Divorced 2,804 2,337 467 1.20
Separated 956 987 -31 0.97
Widowed 1,817 503 1,314 3.61
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 1,684 1,704 -20 0.99
High School Graduate 7,163 3,921 3,242 1.83
Some college or Associates degree 5,342 4,230 1,112 1.26
Bachelor’s Degree 4,422 2,995 1,427 1.48
Graduate or Professional Degree 3,197 2,802 395 1.14
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 4,148 2,825 1,323 1.47
$1-$9,999 9,924 7,016 2,908 1.41
$10,000-$24,999 5,982 4,409 1,573 1.36
$25,000-$49,999 7,220 5,998 1,222 1.20
$50,000-$74,999 2,995 3,681 -686 0.81
$75,000+ 2,670 1,459 1,211 1.83
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 7,999 3,080 4,919 2.60
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 2,715 912 1,803 2.98
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 24,746 20,962 3,784 1.18

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Delaware” refers to those people living in Delaware in 2007 but another state in 2006

“People moving out of Delaware” refers to those people living in Delaware in 2006 but another state in 2007

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.33 means that very every 100 people leaving Delaware for another state, 133 people are moving to Delaware from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2007 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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