Census mapping project highlights a changing Delaware

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A media data cooperative has created a map and a search feature that outlines changing demographics in Delaware and the nation. The map should be of interest to businesses and other organizations seeking demographic and housing information.

U.S. Census data for Delaware show a growing Black, Hispanic, and Asian population, with a small drop in the percentage of white residents. 

The overall population in Delaware rose by more than 10% between 2010 and 2020, the highest rate in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The Hispanic population grew in all three counties. Sussex County saw a 58% increase in the number of Hispanic residents. 

The percentage of Black residents grew by the low double digits in Kent and New Castle counties, but was up by only about 1% in Sussex. At the same time, the percentage of the white population grew by 15% in Sussex as retirees flocked to the county.

The 2020 Census figures showed about 6,900 fewer white residents in Delaware than in 2010. New Castle County saw a decline of 28,571 white residents during the pat decade. 

The data release includes detailed figures about population, race and   in every county of the nation.

Information is also available for Census tracts for counties through an interactive map.

The Census 2020 Data Co-op members include the Associated Press, Census Reporter at Northwestern University, Big Local News at Stanford University, and the Poynter Institute.

The Data Co-op is made possible with support from the Google News Initiative and in cooperation with the JSK Journalism Fellowships.

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