Delaware

Capital: Dover
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
967,171
Population 2017 957,078
Population 2016 949,216
Below Poverty 2017 13.6
Below Poverty 2016 11.7
Below Poverty 2015 12.4
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
60.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 59.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 59.8
Unemployed 2018 3.8
Unemployed 2017 4.5
Unemployed 2016 4.5
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 902
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.