Delaware At a Glance
With 935,614 residents, Delaware is the 45th largest state in the union. Only .29% of the U.S. population lives in Delaware, and the median family income is just over $83,500, according to the most recent estimates. The median age for Delaware residents is 38.8.
Delaware is the second smallest U.S. state in terms of area, and despite its low overall population, the sixth most densely populated state. The capital, Dover, has been the capital for the longest period of any state capital (since 1777). The largest city in Delaware is Dover.
Delaware Jobs & Economy
Delaware has a high cost of living to go along with a minimum wage of $7.50. The most popular jobs in Delaware include chemists, chemical engineers, and meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers.
Delaware Unemployment Rate
As of January 2015, the unemployment rate in Delaware is at 5.4%, slightly lower than the national average of 5.6%.