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Wealth Creation

Wealth Creation

Racism and other patterns of discrimination have long constrained opportunity for some and privileged others. The Data Center's indicators of economic status and mobility include income figures, vulnerability indices, and unemployment, housing, and poverty rates.

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Wealth Creation Indicators

What are these sections about?

Many of the most entrenched and pernicious biases and discriminatory practices in the U.S. have resulted in disparities across an array of measures of wealth. Though economic inequities develop for complex and varied reasons, understanding unequal outcomes across employment, income, housing, and other indicators of wealth is critical to uncovering historical and systemic constraints to opportunity.

Employment

Data are current as of 3/1/2024

Most recent dashboard update: 3/1/2024

Unemployment Rate

To analyze unemployment rate, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

About this Indicator

The unemployment rate is defined as the total number of unemployed individuals divided by the total number of individuals in the labor force


Delaware

Unemployment Rate in State

5.6%
of residents
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Unemployment Rate by Demographic Over Time

Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate by Ethnicity
Unemployment Rate by Race
Unemployment Rate by Sex

Percent families with at least one employed parent

To analyze percent families with at least one employed parent, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

About this Indicator

Employed includes all civilians 16 years old and over who were either "at work" or were "with a job but not at work"


Delaware

Percent families with at least one employed parent in State

91.5%
of families
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Income and Poverty

Data are current as of 3/1/2024

Most recent dashboard update: 3/1/2024

Child Poverty Rate

To analyze child poverty rate, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

About this Indicator

Percent of children who fall below poverty threshold. The Census Bureau uses a set of dollar income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty. If the total income for a family or unrelated individual falls below the relevant poverty threshold, then the family (and every individual in it) or unrelated individual is considered in poverty.


Delaware

Child Poverty Rate in State

17.3%
of children
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Child Poverty Rate by Demographic Over Time

Child Poverty Rate
Child Poverty Rate by Ethnicity
Child Poverty Rate by Race

Family Poverty Rate

To analyze family poverty rate, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

About this Indicator

The Census Bureau uses a set of dollar income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty. If the total income for a family or unrelated individual falls below the relevant poverty threshold, then the family (and every individual in it) or unrelated individual is considered in poverty.


Delaware

Family Poverty Rate in State

13.7%
of families
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Family Poverty Rate by Demographic Over Time

Family Poverty Rate
Family Poverty Rate by Ethnicity
Family Poverty Rate by Race

Median Family Income

To analyze median family income, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

About this Indicator

A family is defined as a household where two or more people are related by birth, marriage, or adoption. Income for a family is summed over all family members.


Delaware

Median Family Income in State

$89,545
dollars
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Median Family Income by Demographic Over Time

Median Family Income
Median Family Income by Ethnicity
Median Family Income by Race

Median Household Income

To analyze median household income, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

About this Indicator

A household includes all the people who occupy a housing unit (such as a house or apartment) as their usual place of residence.


Delaware

Median Household Income in State

$72,724
dollars
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Median Household Income by Demographic Over Time

Median Household Income
Median Household Income by Ethnicity
Median Household Income by Race

Housing

Data are current as of 3/1/2024

Most recent dashboard update: 3/1/2024

Rent Burden

To analyze rent burden, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

About this Indicator

The proportion of households that spend 30% of their total income on rent; this value is pulled directly from available census data


Delaware

Rent Burden in State

45.9%
of households
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Percent Renters

To analyze percent renters, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

About this Indicator

Percent of individuals who report living in a renter-occupied unit


Delaware

Percent Renters in State

28.5%
of residents
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Percent Renters by Demographic Over Time

Percent Renters
Percent Renters by Ethnicity
Percent Renters by Race

Percent Households with a Broadband Subscription

To analyze percent households with a broadband subscription, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

About this Indicator

Percent of households reporting having a computer broadband internet subscription cable, fiber-optic, or DSL service.


Delaware

Percent Households with a Broadband Subscription in State

91.5%
of households
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Percent Households with a Broadband Subscription by Demographic Over Time

Percent Households with a Broadband Subscription
Percent Households with a Broadband Subscription by Ethnicity
Percent Households with a Broadband Subscription by Race

Benefits

Data are current as of 3/1/2024

Most recent dashboard update: 3/1/2024

Percent Households receiving SNAP Benefits

To analyze percent households receiving snap benefits, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

About this Indicator

Percent of households reporting receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


Delaware

Percent Households receiving SNAP Benefits in State

10.5%
of households
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Percent Households receiving SNAP Benefits by Demographic Over Time

Percent Households receiving SNAP Benefits
Percent Households receiving SNAP Benefits by Ethnicity
Percent Households receiving SNAP Benefits by Race

Deprivation

Data are current as of 3/1/2024

Most recent dashboard update: 3/1/2024

State Area Deprivation Index

To analyze state area deprivation index, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.


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