Last Updated: April 17, 2021


‘The First State’ is one of the popular nicknames of Delaware state. Because on Dec 7, 1787, Delaware was the first of the 13 colonies who participated in the American revolution and to approve the U.S. constitution. The U.S. constitution is the highest law in the United states of America. 

The name of Delaware state is derived from the Delaware river. It is the second smallest and sixth least populous state but also the sixth-most densely populated state. Dover is the capital of the state Delaware and second largest city while the first one is Wilmington.

Delaware has the seventeenth largest numbers of millionaires Per Capita in the United States, with a ratio of 6.98 percent. Joe Biden, the current US president elected in 2021, is from Delaware. Since 1973, he has represented Delaware in the United States Senate. 

Because Delaware is a part of the Atlantic coastal plain, so the effects of the ocean moderate its climate. The state weather is different from area to area. The near states of Delaware are Pennsylvania in the north, Delaware river, bay and New Jersey and Atlantic ocean to the east and Maryland to the west and south. 

Let’s talk about tourism. In 2015, tourism in Delaware generated $3.1 billion, which makes up five percent of the state’s GDP. Some of the famous places and tourist attractions in Delaware are Rehoboth and Delaware beaches, Winterthur Museum and gardens, Nemours mansion and gardens, Cape Hen lopen state park, Delaware seashore state park, Hagley museum and Delaware art museum.

Key Facts:

  • The median income for all Delaware households as of 2020 was $64,805.
  • Agriculture contributes nearly $8 billion annually to the Delaware economy. Its agriculture outputs include poultry, nursery stock, soybeans, dairy products and corn.
  • Delaware has 25,937 millionaires as of 2020.
  • As of October 2019, the state’s unemployment rate was 3.7.