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Delaware Almanac

The Delaware Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Delaware.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Delaware. D. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 104. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union December 7, 1787
Capital Dover, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname First State, Diamond State, Blue Hen State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Liberty and Independence, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 2,489 square miles Rank among states 49th
Land area 1,955 square miles Rank among states 49th
Water area 535 square miles Rank among states 40th
Greatest distance East to West 39 miles
Greatest distance North to South 96 miles
Highest point 442 feet (Ebright Road) Rank among states 49th
Lowest point Sea level (Atlantic Ocean) Rank among states 3rd
Mean elevation 60 feet Rank among states 51st
Highest recorded temperature 110 degrees on July 21, 1930 at Millsboro
Lowest recorded temperature -17 degrees on January 17, 1893 at Millsboro
Highest monthly average temperature 85.6 degrees Rank among states 35th
Lowest monthly average temperature 23.2 degrees Rank among states 32nd
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 45 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
783,600 Rank among states 45th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
400.82 Rank among states 7th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Wilmington 72,664 6. Middletown 6,161
2. Dover 32,135 7. Elsmere 5,800
3. Newark 28,547 8. Smyrna 5,679
4. Milford 6,732 9. New Castle 4,862
5. Seaford 6,699 10. Georgetown 4,643
Median age 32.9
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 73.21 Rank among states 40th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 4,872.1 Rank among states 28th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 685.9 Rank among states 20th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 4,186.3 Rank among states 29th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$31,012 Rank among states 13th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$26,200 Rank among states 12th
Median household income (1993) $36,064 Rank among states 9th

Additional Information

Maryland and Delaware Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places

Maryland and Delaware Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places, by Judy Colbert. 224 pages. Publisher: Globe Pequot Press; Ninth edition (June 15, 2010)

Maryland and Delaware Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Maryland and Delaware Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of these two states that other guidebooks just don't offer.

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