Opportunity Zones in Delaware

Delaware has 25 designated opportunity zones, including 24 low-income communities, plus 1 non-low-income contiguous tract.

Urban vs. Rural

The entire state of Delaware is classified by the Census Bureau as metropolitan. Therefore, 100 percent of Delaware’s opportunity zones are deemed to be in urban areas, with none in rural areas.

Urban vs. Rural in Delaware Opportunity Zones

Delaware Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Delaware’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 25 93 218
Low-income communities 24 56 80
Contiguous 1 37 38
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $40,971 $50,143 $62,402
Poverty rate 26.24% 16.42% 13.03%
Unemployment rate 10.31% 8.17% 7.38%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $162,288 $187,002 $247,640
Median rent/month $922 $992 $1,081
Homeownership 47.23% 66.07% 70.21%
Severe rent burden 26.04% 22.20% 20.95%
Vacancy rate 14.14% 10.88% 14.63%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 39.52% 57.41% 64.24%
Black alone 43.43% 25.44% 20.88%
Hispanic 11.84% 12.00% 8.88%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 2.00% 2.27% 3.35%
Younger than 18 24.43% 22.33% 20.79%
Older than 64 12.50% 15.13% 18.08%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 53.92% 50.53% 42.59%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 20.43% 21.76% 30.73%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 8.00% 0.00% 3.21%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
In a micro area 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Delaware Counties & Cities

List of counties in Delaware: Kent, New Castle, Sussex

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Delaware: None

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Delaware

Website: Delaware Government Information Center

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Delaware Kent 10001040201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware Kent 10001041300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware Kent 10001041400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware Kent 10001042500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware Kent 10001043300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003000601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003000602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003001902 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003002100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003002700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003002800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003002900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003003002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003010101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003010104 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003010702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003012900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003014402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003015502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware New Castle 10003015802 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware Sussex 10005050401 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Delaware Sussex 10005050405 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware Sussex 10005050406 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware Sussex 10005050503 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Delaware Sussex 10005051802 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

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