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North Star ranks the richest of Delaware towns, study finds

North Star was ranked the richest town in Delaware in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

Delaware ranks 4th lowest for dependence on property taxes, study finds

Delaware finished 47th in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.

Delaware ranks 21st highest for state tax collections per capita

Delaware finished 21st in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

Claymont ranks the poorest of Delaware towns, study finds

Claymont was ranked the poorest town in Delaware in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

By the Numbers: Delaware is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Delaware, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

By the Numbers: University of Delaware ranks 39th best in the nation for its public affairs program, study finds

University of Delaware finished in a tie for 39th in a peer-assessment ranking of the best public affairs schools by U.S. News that examined 285 campuses around the nation.

Delaware ranks 47th in hospital safety analysis

Delaware finished in a tie for 47th in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

University of Delaware ranks 45th best in the nation for its graduate education program, study finds

University of Delaware finished in a tie for 45th in a ranking of best education schools by U.S. News that examined 258 campuses around the nation.

Kent County ranks the poorest of Delaware counties, study finds

Kent County was ranked the poorest county in Delaware in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: New Castle County has fastest growing local economy in Delaware

New Castle County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Delaware in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Widener University-Delaware ranks 146th best in the nation for law schools, study finds

Widener University-Delaware finished in a tie for 146th in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

Christiana Care rated top employer in Delaware, study finds

Christiana Care employs 11,856 workers in Delaware, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Delaware ranks 9th lowest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

Delaware finished 44th among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

Delaware finishes 23rd on best state ranking

Delaware was ranked the 23rd best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Average teacher salaries in Delaware rank 14th highest in nation

The average Delaware teacher’s 2018-19 salary is estimated to be $62,308, the 14th highest in the nation, according to annual rankings and estimates released last month by the National Education Association (NEA).

Analysis: Kent County posts 18th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 297 properties in Kent County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 18th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: University of Delaware's engineering program ranks 47th best in the nation, study finds

University of Delaware finished in a tie for 47th in a ranking of best engineering program by U.S. News that examined 199 campuses around the nation.

Analysis: Wilmington-Philadelphia area posts 5th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 373 properties in the Wilmington-Philadelphia area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the fifth highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Delaware posts 2nd highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 364 properties in Delaware started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the second highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Sussex County residents is highest in Delaware

Sussex County residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in Delaware, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

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