# Delaware Population 2017

By gauging the last official population estimate and recent growth rates, we estimate that the population of Delaware is 955,900 in 2016.

At the time of the 2010 Census, the population of Delaware was recorded at 897,934, which represented a 14.6% rise on the 2000 figure of 783,600. An estimate in 2015 claims that the population within the state had risen to 945,934, and this would make Delaware the 45^{th} largest state in the USA as far as population. Based on growth rates from the last year, Delaware is the 14th fastest growing state at a rate of 1.05%.

## Population density

In many respects, Delaware is tiny, and in terms of surface area, it is the second smallest state in the United States, ahead of only Rhode Island.

Delaware’s territory equates to just 2,490 square miles (6,452 square kilometers), and for every square mile of land, there is an average of 460.8 people. This makes Delaware's population the 6th most dense in the US.