Best Places to Live in Delaware

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What you need to know about Delaware

Nicknamed “The First State,” Delaware is home to several outdoor recreation options along with a number of high-ranked cities for livability. The state has several wildlife refuges, parks and lighthouses that attract residents and tourists. The best places to live in Delaware include the capital of Dover along with Middletown, Milford and New Castle. Top industries include agriculture, banking, pharmaceuticals and government service, and Delaware has no sales tax.

Most Affordable Cities in Delaware
Dover, Newark, Wilmington all offer an excellent quality of life at an affordable price point.
Best Places to Live in Delaware
Good choices include Wilmington, Dover, New Castle

Population

917,060
Up by 6%
delaware 3 cities
Most Affordable Cities in Delaware
Dover, Newark, Wilmington all offer an excellent quality of life at an affordable price point.
delaware 3 cities
Most Affordable Cities in Delaware
Dover, Newark, Wilmington all offer an excellent quality of life at an affordable price point.
delaware 3 cities
Most Affordable Cities in Delaware
Dover, Newark, Wilmington all offer an excellent quality of life at an affordable price point.
Colorful snow geese flying in a flock
Best Places to Live in Delaware
Good choices include Wilmington, Dover, New Castle
View of Wilmington, DE from the river.
7 Fun Things to Do in Wilmington, DE
It's easy to find attractions, nightlife and stuff for kids in Wilmington

Housing

Homes Owned 72%
72% Complete
Homes Rented 28%
28% Complete

Median Home Price

$232,900
Higher than the national average

Median Household Income

$60,231
Higher than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 29%
29% Complete
Graduated High School 88%
88% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

Delaware Top 100 City Rankings

More About Delaware Cities

Most Affordable Cities in Delaware
Dover, Newark, Wilmington all offer an excellent quality of life at an affordable price point.

Most Affordable Cities in Delaware
Dover, Newark, Wilmington all offer an excellent quality of life at an affordable price point.

Most Affordable Cities in Delaware
Dover, Newark, Wilmington all offer an excellent quality of life at an affordable price point.

Best Places to Live in Delaware
Good choices include Wilmington, Dover, New Castle

7 Fun Things to Do in Wilmington, DE
It's easy to find attractions, nightlife and stuff for kids in Wilmington