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delawareAbout Delaware - Delaware is a South Atlantic State (according to the United States' Census Bureau) in the United States of America. It was one of the original 13 states and is known as the "First State" as it was the first to ratify the United States Constitution.

Living in Delaware

People of Delaware - Delaware has an estimated population of 843,524, which is an increase of 13,455, or 1.6%, from the prior year and an increase of 59,924, or 7.6%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 21,978 people (that is 58,699 births minus 36,721 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 39,138 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 11,226 people, and migration within the country produced a net increase of 27,912 people.

The racial breakdown of the state is:

72.5% White
19.2% Black
4.8% Hispanic
2.1% Asian
0.3% Native American
1.7% Mixed race
The five largest ancestries in Delaware are: African American (19.2%), Irish (16.6%), German (14.3%), English (12.1%), Italian (9.3%). Delaware has the largest African American population, percentage-wise, north of Maryland, and had the largest population of free blacks (17%) prior to the Civil War.

About Dover - The city of Dover is the capital and second largest city in Delaware. It is also the county seat of Kent County, and is located on the St. Jones River in the Delaware River coastal plain. It was named by William Penn for Dover in England.

About Wilmington - The city of Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware and is located where the Christiana River and Brandywine Creek flow into the Delaware Rive. It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area.

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