Although it’s the second smallest state in size and measures just 96 miles from north to south, Delaware has more than 500 miles of public trails and multi-use pathways.
- No state or local sales tax
- No personal property tax
- Effective real property tax rate of 0.56%
- Income tax rates are moderate with exclusions for all
Social Security income and pension income up to $12,500 for residents age 60+.
Because of its accommodating laws, many of the country’s biggest businesses, especially banking and financial services companies, are incorporated in Delaware. With a human population of about 960,000, the state is “home” to well over a million corporations.
Delaware is the only state east of the Mississippi River with two U.S. Senators, but just one member of the House of Representatives.
Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution on December 7, 1787—hence its nickname: “The First State.”
A 2015 study by online service provider Akamai found that Delaware has the fastest average Internet speed (17.4 megabits/second) of any U.S. state and is second only to South Korea in the entire world.
Miles of Coast
Delaware’s Coastal Heritage Greenway is a corridor of open space running along 90 miles of coastline between Fox Point State Park and Fenwick Island.
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