|Demographics of Delaware (csv)|
|2000 (total population)||77.65%||20.28%||0.79%||2.43%||0.09%|
|2000 (Hispanic only)||4.10%||0.59%||0.12%||0.04%||0.02%|
|2005 (total population)||76.01%||21.51%||0.79%||3.01%||0.09%|
|2005 (Hispanic only)||5.39%||0.58%||0.14%||0.04%||0.02%|
|Growth 2000–05 (total population)||5.37%||14.20%||7.91%||33.58%||12.73%|
|Growth 2000–05 (non-Hispanic only)||3.36%||14.46%||4.94%||34.00%||15.17%|
|Growth 2000–05 (Hispanic only)||41.33%||5.47%||24.81%||8.81%||2.86%|
|Delaware Historical Populations|
The statistical data provided after a thorough study of the demographics of the state of Delaware tells us of the liberal attitude of the people residing here. Out of the total population of this state Irish immigrants make up for 16.6% whereas people of German ancestry make up for 14.3%. Around 12.1% of the people have had English ancestors.
Italians are not as dominant as they are in other states but they are represented by 9.3% of the total residing population in the state ofDelaware . This state also boasts of the largest population of African American descent (19.2%) when compared to other states located in the north of Maryland.
Even in the past, prior to the Civil War era, the state of Delaware had the maximum percentage of free African Americans (17% of the then total population).
As per census and other references, it is clear that Delaware is rightly considered as the sixth most thickly populated state in the US. As a matter of fact, the population density is an astonishing 442.6 people per square mile.
This number exceeds the national average by 356.4. The state of Delaware is considered to be one of the states in US which does not have a city boasting a population of 100,000 or more.
These numbers though were the outcome of a research done way back in 2007; it is likely that the situation might have changed now. A huge chunk of the total population is concentrated in and around New Castle County in Townsend.
Due to the eclectic mix of cultures in this state, a wide variety of languages are spoken in Delaware. The most dominant language however is English and nearly 90.5% of the total population of the state converse in English at home.
Technically, the second most spoken language in Delaware is Spanish as 4.7% use this language. The third in this category is French, as this language is spoken by 0.7% of the population. Two languages share the equal percentage and figure at the fourth position in this list.
Both German and Chinese languages are used by about 0.5% each of the total population of the state. The bill to make English the official language ofDelaware was rejected by the members of the House as well as the Senate.
The most widely practiced religion in the state of Delaware is Christianity, although when the demographics come in to the picture, one also has to concentrate on the details like the various sections of Christianity.
Three of these most dominant sections are Catholic Christians, Mainline Protestant Christians and Evangelical Protestant Christians. The number of catholic Christians trumps others as their number is the highest (151,740).
The United Methodist Church has approximately 59,471 followers whereas the Presbyterian Church which has 14,880 followers. The United Methodist Church has the highest number in term of congregations. The Catholic Church has 46 congregations in all.
There are around 20,000 Jews who are American citizens in the state of Delaware. These people depend on Jewish Community Center situated in Brandywine which is located near Wilmington.
There are a lot of other educational and cultural institutions which are provided support by the Jewish Federation. A lot of synagogues like Congregation Beth Emeth, Congregation Beth Shalom, Adas Kodesh Shel Emeth can be found across the state ofDelaware.
The A.U.M.P church is the oldest demonization of the African Americans in this state. This historical institution was established in Wilmington. Other religious institutions only speak about the diverse immigrant population moving to Delaware. A good example of this statement is the Islamic mosque that has been built in the area of Ogletown. The state of Delaware also has a Hindu temple situated in Hockessin. Both these institutions cater to the Hindus and Muslims living in Delaware.