The very small, nineteen hundred sixty-five square mile state had now reached a population of 238,830, which meant that there were more than one hundred twenty-one people per square mile at the time of the 1930 Census.
The population, at the time of the 1920 Delaware census records report, reached 223,003. The state, due to its relatively small growth as compared to other states of the nation had now fallen to the bottom three in the ranking of states by population.
Just over sixty-one percent of the males and more than seventy percent of the females that made up the 202,322 person population in this state were married as of the 1910 census.
Schooling at about the turn of the twentieth century became more of a major issue of concern on the census reports. In Delaware, 28,758, or about sixteen percent of the 184,735 people in the state were attending school in 1900.
The new population or Delaware, which now came in at 168,493 total people, were fitting a bit tighter into the very tiny, 1965 square mile state. For every square mile, there were approximately eighty-six residents.
Delaware census records finds that there are 146,608 people living within the state borders as of the census taken in 1880. Of those, nearly ninety-four percent, or 137,140 people, were born within the United States.
Delaware residents are counted once again in 1870 and it is found that there are 125,015 total people living in the state. That represented a rate of growth of just over eleven percent for the decade. Though the change in population is slow, Kent city is able to boast 29,804 within its borders alone.
The total population of Delaware in 1860 reached 112,216 residents. Of that 25,029 of the residents are white children under the age of ten. In the same age group were 5,746 free blacks, and 539 slaves. The total number of children under ten accounted for nearly twenty-eight percent- more than a quarter- of the state's population.
In 1850, it was reported that there were more than twenty-five hundred births and just over twelve hundred deaths in the state of Delaware. The total population reached 91,532. Slaves accounted for just two and a half percent of the population, fifty-nine of the births, and twenty-one of the deaths.
The total population of the state in this early point in American History was 78,095. Of those, forty-seven hundred fifty-two were white females and 4939 were white males under the age of five. Free blacks under the age of ten accounted for 2740 males and 2618 females. The slave population in the same age range was made up of four hundred forty-two males and three hundred seventy-five females.
The Delaware Census Data Center allows various organizations to share and study census information for the state of Delaware. This Delaware census information resource was created with an agreement between the US Census Bureau and the State. The page includes links to affiliate organizations, as well as links to where you can access the most recent records.
The State of Delaware’s website provides information to users on how to access Delaware census information. The page details the types of records that are available, including special census records. It also provides guidance on how to use the Soundex system, as well as how to understand the coding to collect the data that you need.