Delaware

Capital: Dover
Delaware Flag

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
944,107
Population 2016 952,698
Population 2017 961,939
Below Poverty 2014 12.5
Below Poverty 2015 12.4
Below Poverty 2016 11.7
Below Poverty 2017 13.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 59.4
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 59.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 59.4
Unemployed 2015 4.8
Unemployed 2016 4.4
Unemployed 2017 4.6
Unemployed 2018 (Oct.) 3.9
Foreclosure Rate 2018 (Oct.) 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.