A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: DELAWARE

DELAWARE

Population (1994): 705,000 (up 6% from 1990), 0.3% of U.S. total Voting-age population: 534,000; 1994 turnout, 37%

Median age: 32.9 years

Median household income: $35,873 ($3,609 above U.S. median)

Unemployment: 4.5% (1.1% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 44% Bush (R): 35% Perot (I): 20%

Congressional delegation: One Democrat, two Republicans

Given its streak of choosing the winning presidential candidate 11 times in a row, Delaware would seem to be a perfect microcosm of America. It has ethnic neighborhoods, wide swaths of farmland, wealthy suburbs, military bases and resort towns. Candidates for statewide office actually meet...

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