Delaware

Capital: Dover
Delaware Flag

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2014
934,948
Population 2015 944,076
Population 2016 952,065
Below Poverty 2014 11 
Below Poverty 2015 11.1 
Below Poverty 2016 11.6 
Below Poverty 2017  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 57.9 
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 59.4 
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 59.8 
Unemployed 2014 5.7 
Unemployed 2015 4.8 
Unemployed 2016 4.4 
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 4.8 
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 800 
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.