Delaware County is located in southeastern Pennsylvania. The County Seat is Media and the largest city is Chester. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 562,960 and the 2010 census population was 558,726. The land area is 183.84 square miles and there are 3040.5 persons per square mile.
71.7% of the population is White, 20.9% is Black or African American, 3.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 91.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 35% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $234,100, there are 204,771 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $33,179, the median household income is $64,041, and 10.3% of the persons in Delaware County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 47,789. Retail sales (in $1000) were $6,358,447, and sales per capita were $11,456. The percentage of black-owned firms is 8.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.4%.
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