Delaware - The First State


  • Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
  • Collins Beach
  • Thousand Acre Marsh
  • The Wilmington skyline
  • Winterthur Plantation in the Brandywine Valley

Delaware is the only state without a single unit of the National Park Service system, although the National Park Service oversees the National Register of Historic Places and Delaware has a lot of entries on that prestigious list.

Delaware is also quite famous as the "best" place to incorporate a business. The state's economic and industrial development have been closely tied to E.I du Pont de Nemours & Company, one of the world's largest chemical manufacturers and distributors. Delaware also enjoys the second highest per-capita concentration of civilian engineers in the United States.

Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes is the eastern terminus of the American Discovery Trail.

Fast Facts about Delaware

Capital: Dover
Largest City: Wilmington
Admitted to the Union: December 7, 1787 : 1st
Area: 2,490 square miles : 49th
Highest Point: near Elbright Azimuth : 448'
Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean : 0'
 

2010 Delaware Population Demographics

Total Population
897,934
Males
434,939
Females
462,995
Population by Age
Under 18
205,765
18 & over
692,169
20-24
62,867
25-34
111,417
35-49
183,643
50-64
176,927
65 & over
129,277
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
73,221
Non Hispanic or Latino
824,713
Population by Race
White
618,617
African-American
191,814
Asian
28,549
Native American
4,181
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
400
Other
30,519
Two or more
23,854
 
Map of Delaware
 
Photo of Wilmington Skyline courtesy of Tim Kiser, CCA-by-SA 2.5 License
Photo of the Winterthur Estate courtesy of A.E. Crane
Photo of Bombay Hook NWR courtesy of the US Fish & Wildlife Service
Other photos courtesy of Byways.org
Map courtesy of Cartesia MapArt US Terrain