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Capital City:
Dover
State FLower:
Peach Blossom
State Bird:
Blue Hen Chicken
State #1 Admitted to Union:
December 7, 1787

People Facts Delaware USA
Population, 2010 897,934 308,745,538
Population, 2000 783,600 281,421,906
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 22.6% 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 14.7% 13.3%
Female persons, percent, 2011 51.5% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2011 71.7% 78.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 21.9% 13.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 65.1% 63.4%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 87.0% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 27.7% 27.9%
Housing units, 2011 409,757 132,312,404
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 73.6% 66.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $242,300 $188,400
Households, 2006-2010 331,639 114,235,996
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $29,007 $27,334
Median household income 2006-2010 $57,599 $51,914
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 11.0% 13.8%
Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 24,290 7,396,628
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 359,007 111,970,095
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 53,854 22,110,628
Total number of firms, 2007 74,573 27,092,908
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 26.1% 28.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 25,679,939 5,338,306,501
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 5,727,401 4,174,286,516
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 14,202,083 3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $16,421 $12,990
Geography Facts
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,948.54 3,531,905.43
Persons per square mile, 2010 460.8 87.4



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