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The State of Delaware is located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States of America. Spanning 2,489.27 square miles, Delaware has a population of 864,764 residents. More than 60% of the population reside in New Castle County. Delaware is the second smallest State in the US and ranks 6th as the most densely populated one.

More than 51% of the state's population are women while 13.3% are over the age of 65. About 60% of students graduate from high school, and 82.6% of those over 25 have earned a bachelor’s degree.

Delaware’s economy is dominated by finance and insurance services companies. Due to the state’s lenient business practice and taxation laws, many large corporations have their major offices in Delaware. Among them are the Bank of America, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, and Barclays Plc. Automotive manufacturing is another major contributor to the economy. General Motors and Chrysler have their production units in Delaware. Chemical and pharmaceutical companies also play a vital role in the state’s economy.

Agriculture is mostly concentrated in the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal regions. The primary agricultural products include dairy, corn, potatoes, broiler chickens, and soybeans. Fishing, processed food, apparel, transportation equipment, and rubber and plastic product manufacturing industries are among the other significant contributors. Delaware’s economy gets a boost by the Dover Air Force Base which is the largest military facility in the state. Tourism also flourishes here due to the beaches along the Atlantic and the thriving gambling scene.

The total civilian workforce of Delaware equals 439.9 thousand people, according to data published in January 2009. The average weekly wage of Delaware’s residents is among the highest in the nation. With over 25,000 private non-farm establishments, only about 6.7% of the labor force remains unemployed. The major industries contributing to employment include Government (15%), Education & Health Services (14%), Professional & Business Services (12%), and Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (18%).

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