Moving to Delaware

Delaware is comprised of 96-square miles of land, making it the second smallest state in the nation. It is home to around 950,000 people.
The state is divided into three counties, New Castle to the north, Kent in the middle, and Sussex to the south. While Delaware may only have 30 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean, it boasts another 350 miles of shoreline made up of many bays, rivers and inlets.

Geography & Climate

Delaware is a largely flat state with little elevation change. It has a lower mean elevation than any other state in the nation. At just under 450 feet, an area known as Ebright Azimuth is the state’s highest elevation.
As a coastal plain, Delaware’s climate is affected by its proximity to the ocean. Significant variations in mean temperature occur between the northernmost and southernmost areas of the state. The southern portion of the state typically receives milder weather and a longer growing season.
If you are moving to Delaware you can expect hot, humid summers and cold winters with moderate snowfall. Spring and fall tend to be a bit unpredictable, with snowstorms possible in April and heatwaves not unheard of in November.

Community & Lifestyle

Delaware offers active lifestyle options with many beaches, and state and county parks with miles of trails for hiking or biking.
Foodies moving to Delaware will be delighted to find that the state is home to hundreds of award-winning restaurants. It is also home to a surprising number of brewpubs, including the popular Dogfish Head, which arguably brews some of the best craft beer on the east coast.
Delaware also has a thriving arts culture featuring museums, galleries, festivals, theaters and opera houses.
With a beautiful coastal location, amazing food and recreational opportunities and one of the lowest tax burdens of any state in the nation, Delaware may have you ready to pack your moving boxes.
If you are planning a move to Delaware, you may want to hire professional movers. Quality moving services will offer you a free quote so you can plan your budget. Be sure to compare customer reviews of your local moving companies and pick one with a solid reputation. Creating a moving checklist is a great way to stay organized while planning your move.

Jobs & Local Economy

The unemployment rate in Delaware is 4.7% which is slightly higher than the national average of 4.4% (June 2017).
Top employers in the state include Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, University of Delaware.
The aircraft industry plays a major role in Delaware’s local economy with three national corporations headquartered within the state: Dassault Falcon, Summit Aviation, and PATS Aircraft.
The healthcare industry is the other major player in the state with global giant AstraZeneca employing nearly 3,000 Delaware residents.
Agriculture also plays a role in the state’s economy with soybeans being the state’s most important crop.


Moving to Delaware also means you get to enjoy these nearby attractions:

Gardens Longwood

This 1,077-acre botanical garden, located in Kennett Square, attracts more than 1 million visitors a year with its breathtaking botanical displays, gardens, meadows and woodlands. Horticultural design and display are The Garden’s focal point. Some of the outdoor garden displays include the Chimes Tower and Waterfall, Topiary Garden and Forest Walk. With more than 4,500 trees and plants the Longwood Conservatory welcomes visitors of all ages to explore the exhibits, some of which include Fern Passage, Green Wall, and Orchid House. There’s even a Children’s Garden. Guests enjoy Longwood Gardens beautiful botanical displays but that’s not all. Longwood Gardens puts on a brilliant, musical display of colorful dancing water fountains and holds events and performances year-round.

Delaware Seashore State Park

There’s lots of fun to be had at this 2825-acre seashore park in Rehoboth Beach. Swimming and sunbathing top the list of favorite things to do at the park. With 2 swimming designated areas, lifeguard patrolled beaches, changing rooms and showers in up-to-date bathhouses it’s hard to beat. The park also offers opportunities for fishing, boating, windsurfing and sailing. Park visitors can take a short hike down on Burton’s Island along salt marshes teeming with seabirds.


Carnival lovers don’t have to wait for the carnival to come to town because Funland is the carnival and it’s in town. This family owned attraction, located in Rehoboth, offers good old fashioned family fun for kids of all ages. Funland features rides for the very young, older children and adults. There are 17 midway games, 9 kiddie rides, 5 older kid rides and 7 thrill rides to enjoy. It welcomes guests from May through September each year.

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Educational level

Bachelors Degree or higher

Some college or Associates Degree

High School or GED

Less than High School

No Schooling

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