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  •   State: 
    38° 27′ N to 39° 50′ N | 75° 3′ W to 75° 47′ W
      Area total: 
    2,489 sq mi (6,450 km²) [1,592,820.480 acres]
      Area land: 
    1,953.865 sq mi (5,063.25 km²) [1,246,876.160 acres]
      Area water: 
    21.5 % = 535.135 sq mi (1,386.75 km²) [345,944.320 acres]
    447.85 ft (136.50468 m) Ebright Azimuth
    December 7, 1787 (1nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 


  • Delaware, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    500/sq mi (190/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Income taxes: 
    $87,525 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 0.35% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 0.37% from 2021.  6.5% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  6,365. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  3.7%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $85,977 respectively per capita 2023 = $89,785.
      Housing units: 
    465,787 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 3.8% increase compared to 2020, specifically 17,051 more housing units.

Delaware is one of the 50 states of the United States, in the South-Atlantic or Southern region. It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, north by Pennsylvania, and east by New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean. The state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor. Delaware occupies the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula. It's the second smallest and sixth least populous state, but the sixth most densely populated. Delaware's largest city is Wilmington. The state is divided into three counties, the lowest number of any state. From north to south, they are New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County. While the southern two counties have historically been predominantly agricultural, New Castle County is more industrialized. Before its coastline was explored by Europeans in the 16th century, Delaware was inhabited by several groups of Native Americans, including the Lenape in the north and Nanticoke in the south. It was initially colonized by Dutch traders at Zwaanendael, near the present town of Lewes, in 1631. Delaware was one of the 13 colonies participating in the American Revolution. On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, and has since been known as "The First State". The state was named after the Delaware River, which in turn derived its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr (1577–1618) who was the ruling governor of the Colony of Virginia at the time Europeans first explored the river.

The given location map of Delaware clearly shows that the Delaware is located at the north-east the US and North West coast of Atlantic Ocean. If you can see minutely the Delaware map, you will find it that the state is located at the north-eastern part of the Delmarva Peninsula. The state shares boundary with New Jersey in the north-east, Pennsylvania lies in the north and the state Maryland has maximum boundary length with Delaware that shares entire west and south. However, in the east, Atlantic Ocean makes coastline for the state.

The name of state is derived from Thomas West 3rd Baron De La Warr, a British nobleman and Virginia"s foremost colonial governor, after whom as it is now known as; otherwise, it was originally Cape Henlopen. The Delaware USA is second smallest state in terms of area after Rhode Island.

The Delaware state map is of course small but surprisingly, the state ranks second in terms of civilian scientists and engineers as percentage of the employees and number of patents issued to companies or individuals per thousand workers. Not only this, the tiny state has had history of its evolution; interestingly, it was one of the 13th state that participated in the 4th July US Independence declaration in 1776. Above all, on 7th December 1787, it became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States; this is the reason that it is known as The First State.

Family-owned and operated since 1962, Funland prides itself on offering "today's fun at yesterday's prices." Funland features classic games, rides and food on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach.

The US State Delaware occupies 5,047 m², about 0,06 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Delaware with 961,939 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 22,76 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 367,601 fewer people. The capital Dover alone has 37,538 inhabitants.

In Dover, the old statehouse on the green (built in part in 1722 as the county courthouse) has been the capitol building since 1777. Wilmington is located halfway between New York City and Washington, D.C. and has just over 71,000 residents.

The Delaware Indians, a name used by Europeans for Lenape people indigenous to the Delaware Valley, also derive their name from the same source. Delaware is 96 miles (154 km) long and ranges from 9 miles (14 km) to 35 miles (56 km) across, totaling 1,954 square miles (5,060 km²), making it the second-smallest state in the United States after Rhode Island. Delaware is bounded to the north by Pennsylvania; to the east by the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean; and to the west and south by Maryland. Small portions of Delaware are also situated on the eastern side of the Delaware River sharing land boundaries with New Jersey. The state of Delaware, together with the Eastern Shore counties of Maryland and two counties of Virginia, form the Delmarva Peninsula, which stretches down the Mid-Atlantic Coast.

Delaware is known under different nicknames; aka Chemical Capital of the World, or Corporate Capital (due to the state's business-friendly incorporation laws), or Diamond State (Thomas Jefferson is supposed to have referred to Delaware as being like a diamond- small in size but great in value), or Blue Hen State or Blue Hen Chicken State, or The First State, or Peach State, or Small Wonderand detailed official information about Delaware can be found on the homepage at

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Delaware, DE about 113,026 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 11.5% estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Delaware are about 117,540 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $71,636 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $69,940, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $73,332 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Delaware = 17.7. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 29. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 30. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Delaware = 3.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Delaware = 44.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 15.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 110. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 202. 86.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 24.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 43, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 1,018,396 individuals with a median age of 38 age the population grows by 12.51% in Delaware population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 500/sq mi (190/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.31 people per household in the 340,003 households with an average household income of $69,100 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.50% of the available work force and has dropped -6.51% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.48%. The number of physicians in Delaware per 100,000 population = 219.2.

The percentage of housing units in Delaware which are owned by the occupant = 62.91%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 29 years with median home cost = $220,370 and home appreciation of -5.05%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $6.45 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $7,073 per student. There are 15.4 students for each teacher in the school, 950 students for each Librarian and 439 students for each Counselor. 6.68% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.41% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.16% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Delaware's population of 125,015 residents in 1870 has increased 5,36-fold to 989,948 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 51.57% female residents and 48.43% male residents live in Delaware, USA.

    As of 2020, 56.98% in Delaware are married and the remaining 43.02% are single population.

  • 26.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Delaware require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.05% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.46% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.56% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.01% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Delaware, 62.91% are owner-occupied homes, another 14.13% are rented apartments, and the remaining 22.96% are vacant.

  • 36.75% of the population in Delaware who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 36.950%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 61.940%) of those eligible to vote in Delaware.

Skyline of Delaware

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