Delaware County, OK

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2022 Population
40,791
0.253% 1-year growth
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
46.8
0.429% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19%
0.494% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$53,290
14.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$152,500
18.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Delaware County, OK had a population of 40.8k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $53,290. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Delaware County, OK grew from 40,688 to 40,791, a 0.253% increase and its median household income grew from $46,588 to $53,290, a 14.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Delaware County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.9%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (21.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.24%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.89%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.4%).

None of the households in Delaware County, OK 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.

99.1% of the residents in Delaware County, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Northeast Technology Center-Kansas (61 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2022, the median property value in Delaware County, OK was $152,500, and the homeownership rate was 74.9%.

Most people in Delaware County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Delaware County, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Delaware County, OK is home to a population of 40.8k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.88% of Delaware County, OK residents were born outside of the country (765 people).

In 2022, there were 2.91 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.7k people) in Delaware County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.83k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 3.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Delaware County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Delaware County, OK was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Delaware County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.7k ± 36
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    8.83k ± 372
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.77k ± 382
4.16%
Hispanic Population
1.7k people

In 2022, there were 2.91 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.7k people) in Delaware County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.83k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 3.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.16% of the people in Delaware County, OK are hispanic (1.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Delaware County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.88%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
765 people
1.86%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
756 people

As of 2022, 1.88% of Delaware County, OK residents (765 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Delaware County, OK was 1.86%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,366 ± 195
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    518 ± 142
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    280 ± 88

Delaware County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Delaware County, OK employs 16.1k people. The largest industries in Delaware County, OK are Manufacturing (2,139 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,097 people), and Construction (1,676 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,986), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,313).

Occupations

16.1k
2022 Value
± 700
2.62%
1 Year growth
± 5.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Delaware County, OK grew at a rate of 2.62%, from 15.7k employees to 16.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delaware County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,912 people), Management Occupations (1,739 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,447 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delaware County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.1k
2022 Value
± 700
2.62%
1 Year growth
± 5.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Delaware County, OK grew at a rate of 2.62%, from 15.7k employees to 16.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delaware County, OK, are Manufacturing (2,139 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,097 people), and Construction (1,676 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delaware County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Delaware County, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,563
Median earning men ± $2,956
$28,924
Median earning women ± $1,709

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,571), Information ($54,063), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($37,656), Public Administration ($36,563), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($34,071).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.72M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 221
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 215
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 175
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Delaware County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 78.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.789%).

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Took office following the resignation of Tom Coburn.
Markwayne Mullin
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Took office following the resignation of Jim Inhofe.

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

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 Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

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

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Education

In 2019, universities in Delaware County, OK awarded 61 degrees. The student population of Delaware County, OK in 2019 is skewed towards women, with 71 male students and 205 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Delaware County, OK are American Indian or Alaska Native (26 and 42.6%), followed by White (26 and 42.6%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 11.5%), and Black or African American (2 and 3.28%).

The largest universities in Delaware County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Northeast Technology Center-Kansas (61 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.873% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.779% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (965k), Some college (734k), and Bachelors Degree (494k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Delaware County, OK was $152,500 in 2022, which is 0.541 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $128,800 to $152,500, a 18.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Delaware County, OK is 74.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Delaware County, OK have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Delaware County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Delaware County, OK is $53,290. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Delaware County, OK was Census Tract 3756.01 with a value of $60,389, followed by Census Tract 9762 and Census Tract 3756.02, with respective values of $51,925 and $50,694.

Property

$152,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,498
$12,451
Median Property Taxes
±$596

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Rent vs Own

74.9%
Homeownership
2022
65.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.9% of the housing units in Delaware County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3756.01
  2. Census Tract 9762
  3. Census Tract 3756.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delaware County, OK was Census Tract 3756.01 with a value of $60,389, followed by Census Tract 9762 and Census Tract 3756.02, with respective values of $51,925 and $50,694.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Delaware County, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$53,290
Median Household Income
± $2,279
16.6k
Number of Households
± 718

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.6k households in Delaware County, OK grew to $53,290 from the previous year's value of $46,588.

The following chart displays the households in Delaware County, OK 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Delaware County, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2022, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.507% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.97%)

In 2022, 75.5% of workers in Delaware County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.8%) and those who worked at home (7.97%).

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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Commute Time

29 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delaware County, OK have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.98% of the workforce in Delaware County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Delaware County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Delaware County, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delaware County, OK (7.65k out of 40.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Delaware County, OK is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

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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Health

83.5% of the population of Delaware County, OK has health coverage, with 28.3% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 19.8% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 2.73% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, OK see 2150 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.65% increase from the previous year (2035 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2537 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 520 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,150 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Delaware County, OK

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, OK see an average of 2,150 patients per year. This represents a 5.65% increase from the previous year (2,035 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.1% under 18 years, 16.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.5%
Uninsured
28.3%
Employer Coverage
18.9%
Medicaid
19.8%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
2.73%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delaware County, OK declined by 9.23% from 18.2% to 16.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Delaware County, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 90.2 in Delaware County, OK.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.5% in Delaware County, OK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 22.4% in Delaware County, OK.

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