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Delaware, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Delaware had a population of 38,432 as of July 1, 2016. Delaware ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Delaware is located at latitude 40.2865 and longitude -83.0749 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the City of Delaware (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 869 feet.

The City of Delaware (GNIS ID: 2394498) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Delaware is located within Township of Delaware City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Delaware County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Delaware population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Delaware: Millville.

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Delaware, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 38,432
Population in Households 36,468
Population in Familes 29,168
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,964
Population Density1 2,022
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 14,528
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 9,455
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,467 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,738 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,790 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 939 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $170,970
Average Home Value $184,450


Median Household Income $57,326
Average Household Income $72,415
Per Capita Income $28,168
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.62% 1.54%
Households 1.48% 1.51%
Families 1.56% 1.39%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Delaware, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delaware to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 32 97th
Population Density1 # 268 78th
Diversity Index2 # 220 82nd
Median Household Income # 315 74th
Per Capita Income # 295 76th

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