The following is a guide to the various details that make up Delaware, from our historical roots, natural symbols, and modern day statistics. Although Delaware is small in size, we have an intrical connection to the formation of the United States of America and also serve key industries in the business world. If you'd like to learn about the legislative features or natural symbols of the State of Delaware, please select their respective sections from the above menu.
Ranks 49th in the nation with an area of 2057 square miles. Delaware is 96 miles long and varies from 9 to 35 miles in width.
On the mid-Atlantic coast, bordered on the north by Pennsylvania, on the east by New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean, and on the south and west by Maryland.
Delaware's climate is moderate year round. Average monthly temperatures range from 75.8 to 32.0 degrees. Average temperature in the summer months is 74.3 degrees. About 57% of the days are sunny. Annual precipitation is approximately 45 inches. Temperatures along the Atlantic Coast are about 10 degrees warmer in winter and 10 degrees cooler in summer. Average growing season varies from 170 - 200 days.
Highest -- 447.85 ft. above sea level near Ebright Road in New Castle County.
Lowest -- sea level along the coast.
2000 Population Estimate - 783,600; 45th among the states; Density: 401 persons per square mile. For additional information, go to the U.S. Census Bureau web site.
Agriculture -- broilers, soybeans, corn, milk.
Fishing Industry -- crabs, clams.
Manufacturing -- chemicals, food products, paper products, rubber and plastics products, primary metals, printed materials.
Mining -- sand and gravel, magnesium compounds.