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Delaware

Delaware

Delaware (DE)


Capital: Dover

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State Code

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
967,171
Population 2017 957,078
Population 2016 949,216
Below Poverty 2018 7.4
Below Poverty 2017 13.6
Below Poverty 2016 11.7
Employment – Population Ratio 2018
60.2
Employment – Population Ratio 2017 59.8
Employment – Population Ratio 2016 59.8
Unemployed 2018 3.8
Unemployed 2017 4.5
Unemployed 2016 4.5
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 902
STATE FACTS
Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution. It did so on December 7, 1787.
Delaware was named for Lord de la Warr, the first governor of Virginia.
Tradition holds the first time Betsy Ross’s famous flag was flown was at the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge. This historic site is located on Route 4 in Newark.

Government

ELECTED OFFICIALS
 Governor
 John C. Carney Jr. (D)
 Lieutenant Governor  Bethany Hall Long (D)
 Attorney General Kathy Jennings (D)
 Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock (D)
 State Senate Control D – 12; R – 9
 State House Control D – 26; R – 15

Legislative Process

LEGISLATIVE DATES AND DEADLINES
Convenes January 8, 2019
Sine Die Adjournment January 14, 2020
Committe Action Deadlines N/A
Crossover Deadline None
Carryover from Previous Session Yes (2019 – 2020)
Governor’s Signing Deadline (in session) 10 days, Sundays excepted
Governor’s Signing Deadline (after adjournment) 30 days after adjournment, or the bill is pocket vetoed
Veto Override 3/5 majority 
Legislation Effective Date Upon enactment

Notable Laws & Legislation

Security Breach Notification Law

Enforcement

Consumer Complaints

Regulatory Actions

Featured Regulations
Regulatory Guidelines

Advocacy, Initiatives & Reports

Advocacy
Reports

Trade Associations

  • Mid-Atlantic Financial Services Association

Political Geography


Map of Legislative Districts
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County Map
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