Delaware was the first state to ratify the US constitution in 1787. With a population of just under 1 million people, Delaware is one of the least populated states in the US. However, its small size — the second smallest — means that it is densely populated, even more than New York. Despite its small size, Delaware is home to more than half of publicly-traded companies in the US because of its favorable corporate laws. A reverse phone search on the Delaware white pages will show you the names and information registered to the phone number owner, whether individual or business. You can expect to see the person’s name, address, cell type, how long they’ve had the number, as well as public records associated with that person.
Delaware At A Glance
Became A US state — December 7th, 1787 (1st state)
Size: 2,489 square miles (second smallest by land area)
Nicknames: The First State, The Diamond State, Small Wonder, Blue Hen State.
Motto: “Liberty and Independence”
Tree: American Holly
Flower: Peach Blossom
Bird: Blue Hen
State Beverage: Milk
10 Quick Facts About Delaware
Delaware was the first state to ratify the US Constitution
There are more than 1 million registered companies in Delaware — that is, more businesses than people. Delaware became a destination state for new companies because of its business-friendly corporate and tax laws.
The Delaware Bay houses the largest population of horseshoe crabs in the world.
The internet speed in Delaware is among the fastest in the United States, with an average speed of 25.2 Mbps.
Delaware is the state with the fewest number of counties — there are only three counties in Delaware: New Castle, Kent, and Sussex.
Sussex County, Delaware, raises the most broiler chickens in the United States. Three of the top 20 broiler companies in the US are here.
The first flying of the US flag in battle was in Newark County during the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge.
The first scheduled steam railroad in the US started in New Castle in 1910.
Delaware is 96 miles long and 9 to 35 miles wide. An end-to-end run takes about 30 hours.
One of the largest chemical companies in the world, Du Pont, is headquartered in Willmington, Delaware. Bob Marley, the father of Reggae, lived in Willmington and once worked at Du Pont as a laboratory assistant.