Delaware

Capital: Dover
Delaware Flag

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
916,881
Population 2013 925,240
Population 2014 935,614
Below Poverty 2011 13.7 
Below Poverty 2012 13.5 
Below Poverty 2013 14 
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 56.8 
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 56.9 
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 58.2 
Unemployed 2011 8.5 
Unemployed 2012 7.0 
Unemployed 2013 6.7 
Unemployed 2014 5.7 
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 887 
STATE FACTS
Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution. It did so on December 7, 1787.
Delaware was named for Lord de la Warr, the first governor of Virginia.
Tradition holds the first time Betsy Ross's famous flag was flown was at the Battle of Cooch's Bridge. This historic site is located on Route 4 in Newark.