Delaware Memorial Bridge, looking
from New Jersey toward Wilmington.
being the second smallest state after Rhode Island, Delaware
is known as the "First State" due to the fact that,
as one of the original 13 colonies, it was the first to ratify
the United States Constitution.
Delaware is home to one of the largest Air Force bases in
the U.S., located in the state capital of Dover. Other major
employers within the state include automotive manufacturers
(General Motors, DaimlerChrysler) and pharmaceutical companies
(E.I. du Pont de Nemours, AstraZeneca).
is another important industry, and Delaware is noted for its
favorable corporate tax structure that promotes the growth
of small businesses. In addition, revenue generated by the many US businesses that register with the state translates to no property taxes levied at the state level, and no sales taxes charged to Delaware residents.
At present, there are still no major airports located within Delaware, and those flying in customarily land in Philadelphia to find overland transportation into the state.
Newark, located in northern Delaware, is the state's largest city and remains a major transport hub convenient to the Eastern seaboard's intercity train artery connecting Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia.
Major cities: Dover (capital), Newark, Wilmington
Population : 853,476
White : 74.9%
Black, African American : 20.7%
Hispanic : 6.0%
High school graduates : 82.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher : 25.4%
Average household income: $49,545
of Living: Delaware's cost of living is close to the
national average, but considerably less than those in other
urban northeast cities. No sales tax.
Personal Income Taxes: Delaware collects income tax on its residents in six tax brackets ranging from 2.2% – 6.95% depending on filing status and income. Delaware residents must file their personal income tax using the Delaware Individual Resident Income Tax Form (200-01) or Delaware EZ Individual Resident Income Tax Form (200-03) by April 15.
& Real Estate Overview : also see Zillow - Delaware Real Estate Home ownership rate : 72.3%
Average home price: $204,000
Average travel time to work : 24 minutes
: Despite its small size, Delaware experiences variations
in weather with more extreme conditions inland, and milder
winters & summers near the coast. "Partly cloudy"
is the usual forecast for many parts of Delaware especially in Wilmington,
which ranks among the cloudiest cities in the U.S.
Relocate to Delaware - Guide from the official state site, with links to information
on tax rates & advantages, government jobs, schools, community
profiles, voter registration, department of motor vehicles.
Move to Delaware.com - Resources to helpful information
on Delaware property, taxes, state services, annual events, weather facts, maps &
City Data Forum - Delaware - Active community message boards with questions and answers on quality of life, jobs, real estate, schools and more.
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