Delaware, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 158 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.0%
 
Males: 73  (46.8%)
Females: 85  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  42.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 52057, 52223.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,332 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Delaware:

$42,332
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,768 (it was $18,361 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,084 (it was $51,700 in 2000)
Delaware:

$87,084
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $469.

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  • Races in Delaware, IA (2010)

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    • 15798.7%White alone
    • 10.6%Two or more races
    • 10.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Delaware: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Delaware, IA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (35.4%), Irish (13.9%), United States (9.9%), English (6.7%), Polish (2.7%), Norwegian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/22/1815

Elevation: 1080 feet

Land area: 0.80 square miles.

Population density: 198 people per square mile   (very low).

Delaware, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Delaware:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Delaware city:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 12.8%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Delaware, Iowa as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Delaware to the number of sex offenders is 157 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $986 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $908 (1.0%)

Delaware satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (33.5 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (107.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (192.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Delhi, IA (1.8 miles ), Earlville, IA (1.9 miles ), Manchester, IA (2.4 miles ), Greeley, IA (2.8 miles ), Hopkinton, IA (3.2 miles ), Ryan, IA (3.3 miles ), Dyersville, IA (3.4 miles ), Edgewood, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.47 N, Longitude: 91.34 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 563

Delaware household income distribution Delaware home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.4%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+6.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (44%)
  • Construction (29%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (25%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (38%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Average climate in Delaware, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Delaware-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Delaware city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 tornado 12.4 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Delaware-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 332.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 311.0 miles away from Delaware center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 143.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 362.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 332.0 miles away from Delaware center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 318.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Delaware County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Delaware topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Delaware:

  • GOOD NEIGHBOR HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MANCHESTER, IA)
  • TRI- STATE DIALYSIS - MANCHESTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MANCHESTER, IA)
  • REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; MANCHESTER, IA)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MANCHESTER, IA)
  • REGIONAL MEDICAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MANCHESTER, IA)
  • EDGEWOOD CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; EDGEWOOD, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Delaware:

  • Upper Iowa University (about 35 miles; Fayette, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,275)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 43 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 47 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 51 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 56 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 58 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • University of Iowa (about 58 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)

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Notable locations in Delaware: Delaware (A), Delaware First Responders (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Delaware: Saint Paul Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Delaware County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 70.6. This is about average.

City:

70.6
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.43. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.43
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.05
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.3%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Delaware compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Iowa average:

10.3

Delaware travel time to work - commute Delaware mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Delaware city (based on Delaware County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,4949
Mainline Protestant4,01616
Evangelical Protestant7555
Other1881
None5,311-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Delaware County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Delaware County:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Delaware County:

27.8%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$300
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$432
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$750
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,482

Delaware government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $10,000 ($63.29)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $24,000 ($151.90)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($63.29)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($56.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($50.63)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($37.97)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($18.99)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($18.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($6.33)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.33)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($126.58)

Delaware government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,000 ($69.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($56.96)
    All Other: $7,000 ($44.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($25.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,000 ($12.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $15,000 ($94.94)
    General Support: $3,000 ($18.99)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($82.28)
    Total General Sales: $10,000 ($63.29)

Delaware government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $51,000 ($322.78)

4.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.19%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dubuque County, IA  0.72% ($35,939 average AGI)
from Clayton County, IA  0.64% ($43,727)
from Linn County, IA  0.63% ($32,605)


5.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,181 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Linn County, IA  1.27% ($38,591 average AGI)
to Dubuque County, IA  0.77% ($32,396)
to Clayton County, IA  0.42% ($29,517)

Strongest AM radio stations in Delaware:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Delaware:

  • KMCH (94.7 FM; MANCHESTER, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDST (99.3 FM; DYERSVILLE, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KQMG-FM (95.3 FM; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Delaware:

  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 17m56ftTotal length
  • 8,880Total average daily traffic
  • 1,491Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Delaware)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Us 20 & 245th Avenue (Lat: 42.469778 Lon: -91.320333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WPRY598, Licensee ID: L00127121
    Assigned Frequencies: 852.612 MHz, 852.787 MHz, 852.812 MHz, 852.987 MHz, 853.462 MHz, 853.512 MHz, 853.562 MHz, 853.587 MHz, 853.612 MHz, 853.687 MHz... (+94 more)
    Grant Date: 03/17/2001, Expiration Date: 03/17/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2008, Certifier: Mary E Julius
    Registrant: Nextel Wip License Corp., 2001 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4142, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 0.7 Mile North Of Intersection Of Us Hwy 20 And Hwy 38 (Lat: 42.479667 Lon: -91.346139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 94.5 m, Overall height: 100.6 m, Call Sign: KDV683
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/27/2004, Expiration Date: 02/14/2014
    Registrant: Radio Communications Co., Inc., 2131 North Towne Lane Ne, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, Phone: (319) 393-7150, Fax: (319) 393-9273, Email:
  • Lat: 42.475556 Lon: -91.344583, Call Sign: WQBR918
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.425 MHz, 453.225 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/02/2004, Expiration Date: 12/02/2014, Certifier: Mark J Nahra Pe
    Registrant: Professional Licensing Consultants Inc, Rockville, MD 20849, Phone: (301) 309-2380, Fax: (301) 309-1996, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: KRAUSE DONALD R CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9031F , Serial Number: CH2-0599-1879, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 08/31/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Donald R Krause, 211 E Adams St, Delaware, IA 52057

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