Delaware: Profile

Government 
Governor:Jack Markell (D)
Treasurer:Ken Simpler (R)
Senators:Christopher Coons (D)
Thomas Carper (D)
Entered Union:December 7, 1787
U.S. Representatives:1
Area 
Total Area6,446 km2 / 2,489 mi2
Land Area5,047 km2 / 1,949 mi2
Water Area1,399 km2 / 540 mi2
Water Area Percentage21.70 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -4
Weather 
Record High Temperature110°F / 43°C , Millsboro (July 21, 1930)
Record Low Temperature-17°F / -27°C , Millsboro (January 17, 1893)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$68,071 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$63,463 (2015)
Population 
Population945,934 (2015)
Under 19 Population230,119 / 24.327% (2015)
65 and older Population160,824 / 17.002% (2015)
Male Population458,208 / 48.44% (2015)
Female Population487,726 / 51.56% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 40,323 (2013)
Net International Immigration 4,608 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)10,972 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)13% (2014)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2015)
Wilmington71,948
Dover37,522
Newark33,817
Employment 
Employment 462,500 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$800 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)4.3% (2016)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$10,269 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$10,269 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$647 (2015)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$47,633 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$22,641 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$15,881 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$3,432 (2014)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)88% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)29.4% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)11.9% (2014)
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)6,393 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)23% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 11 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
Ports 
New Castle
Wilmington

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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