Cities & States

New Castle County
Population: 549,643
Sussex County
Population: 207,302
Kent County
Population: 169,509


State of Delaware Demographics

By land size, Delaware is the second smallest state in the nation. But it makes up for it in might. Close to a million companies – including more than half of the corporations that comprise the Fortune 500 – are incorporated in Delaware, partly because of it pro-business population, but also because of its advanced and flexible corporation statutes, its well respected corporations court (The Court of Chancery), and its state legislature, which remains focused on keeping business laws fresh, according to the Delaware Department of State.

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by health care and social assistance; retail trade; finance and insurance; and professional and technical services, respectively. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Delaware for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Delaware’s labor force grew at a moderate 1.27 percent year over year pace. Delaware’s labor force participation rate was nearly flat, with a slight increase to 62.6 percent. It’s unemployment rate increased 0.6 percent, to 4.9 percent. The unemployment rate was basically flat. You can view what jobs are available in Delware, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

Delaware Demographics

View more Delaware demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Delaware below. More employment information for the State of Delaware and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
13.74% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Delaware

Directory of Counties in Delaware

Delaware Unemployment Data
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