Delaware State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-9-9

Election Vitals

Governor:Jack Markell (D) re-election 2016
Senator:Chris Coons (D) re-election 2014
Senator:Thomas Carper (D) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 52.0%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 46.6%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 44.8%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 47.2%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 39.9%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 59.8%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 43.5%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 55.9%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 43.5%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 35.3%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 51.8%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 36.5%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 55.0%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 41.9%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 53.4%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 45.8%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 61.9%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 36.9%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 58.6%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 40.0%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thomas Carper Democratic 188,300 69.5%
Janet Rzewnicki Republican 82,654 30.5%
1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joseph Biden Jr. Democratic 165,465 60.0%
Raymond Clatworthy Republican 105,088 38.1%
Mark Jones Libertarian 3,340 1.2%
Jacqueline Kossoff Natural law 1,698 0.6%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Raymond Clatworthy Republican 18,638 82.2%
Vance Phillips Republican 3,307 14.6%
Wilfred Plomis Republican 717 3.2%
2000 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ruth Minner Democratic 191,695 59.2%
John Burris Republican 128,603 39.7%
Floyd McDowell Sr. Independent pty 3,271 1.0%
2000 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Burris Republican 13,893 50.1%
William Lee Republican 13,847 49.9%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thomas Carper Democratic 181,566 55.5%
William Roth Jr. Republican 142,891 43.7%
J. Burke Morrison Libertarian 1,103 0.3%
Mark Dankof Constitution 1,044 0.3%
Robert Mattson Natural law 389 0.1%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joseph Biden Jr. Democratic 135,253 58.2%
Raymond Clatworthy Republican 94,793 40.8%
Maurice Barros Independent pty 996 0.4%
Raymond Buranello Libertarian 922 0.4%
Robert Mattson Natural law 350 0.2%
2004 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ruth Minner Democratic 185,687 50.9%
William Lee Republican 167,115 45.8%
Frank Infante Independent 12,206 3.3%
2004 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
William Lee Republican 15,270 70.5%
Michael Protack Republican 5,108 23.6%
David Graham Republican 1,292 6.0%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thomas Carper Democratic 170,567 70.2%
Jan Ting Republican 69,734 28.7%
William Morris Libertarian 2,671 1.1%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jan Ting Republican 6,110 42.5%
Michael Protack Republican 5,771 40.1%
Christine O'Donnell Republican 2,505 17.4%
2008 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Markell Democratic 266,861 67.5%
William Lee Republican 126,662 32.0%
Jeffrey Brown Blue enigma pty 1,681 0.4%
2008 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Markell Democratic 37,849 51.2%
John Carney Democratic 36,112 48.8%
2008 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
William Lee Republican 20,826 71.9%
Michael Protack Republican 8,146 28.1%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Biden Democratic 257,539 64.7%
Christine O'Donnell Republican 140,595 35.3%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christopher Coons Democratic 174,012 56.6%
Christine O'Donnell Republican 123,053 40.0%
Glenn Miller De ind pty 8,201 2.7%
James Rash Libertarian 2,101 0.7%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christine O'Donnell Republican 30,563 53.1%
Michael Castle Republican 27,021 46.9%
2012 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Markell Democratic 275,993 69.3%
Jeffrey Cragg Republican 113,793 28.6%
Mark Perri Green 4,575 1.1%
Jesse McVay Libertarian 3,668 0.9%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thomas Carper Democratic 265,415 66.4%
Kevin Wade Republican 115,700 29.0%
Alexander Pires De ind pty 15,300 3.8%
Andrew Groff Green 3,191 0.8%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kevin Wade Republican 18,181 75.7%
Carl Smink Republican 5,848 24.3%

State Demographics

Population 917,092
Percentage White 69.7%
Percentage Black 21.5%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.3%
Percentage Asian 3.3%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.6%
Percentage Other Race 2.5%
 
Percentage Hispanic 8.6%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 64.3%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 20.9%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.9%
 
Median Household Income $58,415
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 38.6%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 12.0%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 7.6%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 31.5%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 51.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 15.1%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 15.4%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 46.6%
Percentage with a College Degree 29.5%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 36.7%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 25.3%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 10.8%
 
Unemployment rate 6.4%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.1%
 
Percentage Married Couples 48.0%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 17.6%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.3%

Last updated 12:16am December 27, 2014