Delaware came in No. 9 in a ranking of the nation’s richest states. Factors aiding the state, according to the study of census information from 24/7 Wall Street include favorable corporate tax laws have led more than 60 percent of America’s Fortune 500 companies to incorporate in the state, increasing its tax revenue substantially. The tax revenue from outside sources, along with a reliance on the income tax, aids the state’s fiscal situation
Neighboring states fare event better, with Maryland ranking No. 1 among the 50 states. with New Jersey in third place Almost 6 percent of families in Delaware earned more than $200,000 last year, one of the highest proportions among all states. Meanwhile, fewer than 10 percent of the state’s residents were without health insurance in 2011, the eighth-lowest across the nation.
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