Moving to Delaware

Written by Alyssa Howard,

A vibrant destination for Atlantic Ocean beach-goers, Delaware is also home to many museums, wildlife refuges, parks, historic homes and lighthouses. The state is also ripe with cultural events like the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral, Apple Scrapple Festival and the Seaford Riverfest.

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Delaware Compared to USA Averages
USA Delaware
Population: 311,591,917 843,524
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 73.60%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 87%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 27.30%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.58
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 466
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 22.5
Average Home Price: $188,400 $242,300
Median Household Income: $51,914 $39,962
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 11%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 15/30/10

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Key Facts About Delaware
State Capital: Dover
Top 5 Cities: Wilmington
Major Newspapers: Cape Gazette (Rehoboth Beach)
Coastal Point (Ocean View)
Daily Times (Salisbury)
Delaware Capitol Review (Dover)
Delaware Wave (Bethany Beach)
Major Sports Teams: None

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