Delaware - The First State
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.
Largest City: Wilmington
Admitted to the Union: December 7, 1787 : 1st
Highest Point: near Elbright Azimuth : 448'
Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean : 0'
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||692,169|
|65 & over||129,277|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||73,221|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||824,713|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||400|
|Two or more||23,854|
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