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