Delaware, state, United States: Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Area, 2,057 sq mi (5,328 sq km). Pop. (2020) 989,948, a 8.4% increase since the 2010 census. As of the 2020 census, the state's population was: White alone, 69.2%; Black alone, 23.2%; Hispanic or Latino, 9.6%; American Indian and Alaska native alone, 0.7%; Asian alone, 4.1%; Two or More Races, 2.7%. Capital, Dover. Largest city, Wilmington. Statehood, Dec. 7, 1787 (1st of the original 13 states to ratify the Constitution). Highest pt., 442 ft (135 m), New Castle co.; lowest pt., sea level. Nickname, First State. Motto, Liberty and Independence. State bird, blue hen chicken. State flower, peach blossom. State tree, American holly. Abbr., Del.; DE

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