Delaware , US

Delaware, state of the United States of America

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Location of Delaware


Delaware has a total area of 2,491.13 square miles (6452 km2).

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Delaware Quick Facts

Population : 973,764
Country : United States of America
Head of government : Governor of Delaware
Area : 6452 km2
Water as percent of area : 21.71%
Land as percent of area : 78.29%
Continent : North America
Northernmost point : Point(-75.5698 39.8395)
Legislative body : Delaware General Assembly
Named for : Delaware Bay
Altitude : 59 feet / 18 meters
Capital : Dover
Establishment : December 12, 1787 (233 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 07:53:24 (18th April 2021)

  • Ruth Ann Minner , 20 January, 2009 2001-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • John Carney , 2017-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Jack Markell , 17 January, 2017 2009-01-20T00:00:00Z

Delaware has 3 neighbors .

  • Maryland state of the United States of America
  • New Jersey state of the United States of America
  • Pennsylvania state in the northeastern United States

  • Sussex County
  • New Castle County
  • Kent County

Year Population Method
1910 202,322 census
1920 223,003 census
1930 238,380 census
1940 266,505 census
1950 318,085 census
1960 446,292 census
1970 548,104 census
1980 594,338 census
1990 666,168 census
2000 783,600 census
2010 897,934 census
2011 907,381 estimation process
2012 915,179 estimation process
2013 923,576 estimation process
2014 932,487 estimation process
2015 941,252 estimation process
2016 948,921 estimation process
2017 956,823 estimation process
2018 965,479 estimation process
2019 973,764 estimation process

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People born in Delaware (46)

People born in Delaware, including musician Fred Lonberg-Holm, industrialist, financier, philanthropist Alfred Irénée du Pont, film director Roy Del Ruth, you can see a list of people who born in Delaware.

Other places with the same name (7)

Largest Cities in Delaware (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Delaware.

City Name Title County Population
Wilmington City in and county seat of New Castle County, Delaware, United States New Castle 70,166
Dover City in and county seat of Kent County, Delaware, United States, and capital city of Delaware Kent 38,166
Newark City in New Castle County, Delaware, United States New Castle 33,515
Middletown Town in Delaware, USA New Castle 22,900
Smyrna Town in Delaware Kent 11,813
Milford City in Kent and Sussex counties, Delaware, United States of America Sussex 11,732
Seaford City in Delaware, United States Sussex 8,013
Georgetown Town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States Sussex 7,563
Elsmere Town in Delaware New Castle 5,872
New Castle City in Delaware New Castle 5,392
Millsboro Town of the United States Sussex 4,533
Laurel Town in Sussex County, Delaware, USA Sussex 4,356
Harrington City in Delaware, United States Kent 3,638
Camden Town in Delaware, United States Kent 3,551
Clayton Town in Delaware, United States Kent 3,508
Lewes City in Sussex County, Delaware, United States of America Sussex 3,322

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Delaware Counties

Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated
County Name Population
New Castle County 558,753
Sussex County 234,225
Kent County 180,786

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