Delta, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 8,823 (88% urban, 12% rural).
Population change since 2000: +37.9%
Males: 4,309  (48.8%)
Females: 4,514  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

43.5 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81416.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,142 (it was $27,415 in 2000)
Delta:

$40,142
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,716 (it was $14,369 in 2000)

Delta city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $203,761 (it was $93,500 in 2000)
Delta:

$203,761
CO:

$348,900

Median gross rent in 2017: $963.

March 2019 cost of living index in Delta: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.4%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.0% for Black residents, 24.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.7% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Delta, CO (2010)
    • 6,34071.1%White alone
    • 2,32726.1%Hispanic
    • 1101.2%Two or more races
    • 540.6%American Indian alone
    • 570.6%Asian alone
    • 200.2%Black alone
    • 70.08%Other race alone

Races in Delta detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Delta, Colorado as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Delta is 172 to 1.


Crime rates in Delta by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(12.2)
2
(24.1)
1
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(85.6)
6
(72.4)
2
(23.6)
10
(114.6)
13
(141.9)
7
(75.5)
5
(55.1)
2
(22.5)
16
(181.8)
5
(56.4)
6
(69.1)
4
(45.6)
2
(22.4)
3
(34.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(12.2)
2
(24.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.8)
3
(32.4)
1
(11.0)
5
(56.2)
1
(11.4)
3
(33.9)
6
(69.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.2)
2
(22.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
25
(305.8)
40
(482.6)
41
(483.9)
32
(366.6)
29
(316.5)
22
(237.3)
18
(198.5)
12
(135.0)
8
(90.9)
1
(11.3)
9
(103.6)
5
(57.0)
5
(56.0)
14
(158.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
68
(831.7)
89
(1,074)
51
(601.9)
70
(802.0)
70
(764.0)
61
(658.0)
44
(485.1)
54
(607.4)
52
(591.0)
93
(1,050)
57
(656.2)
52
(592.4)
85
(952.4)
79
(895.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
193
(2,361)
205
(2,473)
170
(2,006)
239
(2,738)
304
(3,318)
306
(3,301)
269
(2,966)
255
(2,868)
303
(3,444)
289
(3,262)
245
(2,821)
257
(2,928)
292
(3,272)
311
(3,526)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(134.5)
18
(217.2)
15
(177.0)
16
(183.3)
13
(141.9)
14
(151.0)
10
(110.3)
11
(123.7)
25
(284.1)
17
(191.9)
23
(264.8)
23
(262.0)
19
(212.9)
25
(283.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(97.8)
7
(84.4)
1
(11.8)
5
(57.3)
5
(54.6)
5
(53.9)
1
(11.0)
10
(112.5)
1
(11.4)
2
(22.6)
2
(23.0)
4
(45.6)
1
(11.2)
5
(56.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)321.2401.4275.8345.3380.9307.8248.5229.0368.9276.9276.7227.4247.1292.2

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City-data.com crime index in Delta, CO

Crime rate in Delta detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 20 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: German (16.1%), American (14.2%), English (7.8%), Irish (6.4%), Scottish (4.4%), Canadian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 10/24/1882

Elevation: 4953 feet

Land area: 5.32 square miles.

Population density: 1,659 people per square mile   (low).

Delta, Colorado map

475 residents are foreign born (4.0% Latin America).

This city:

5.2%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $791 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $531 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, CO (172.1 miles , pop. 144,126).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (172.9 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (424.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Orchard City, CO (2.6 miles ),
Olathe, CO (3.2 miles ),
Cedaredge, CO (3.6 miles ),
Hotchkiss, CO (4.4 miles ),
Montrose, CO (4.6 miles ),
Crawford, CO (5.0 miles ),
Whitewater-Kahnah Creek, CO (5.0 miles ),
Paonia, CO (5.2 miles )

Latitude: 38.74 N, Longitude: 108.06 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,271 (+13.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,121 (58.6%)

Area code: 970

Distribution of median household income in Delta, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Delta, CO in 2017
Delta satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Colorado:

3.0%
Historical population in Delta, CO
Historical housing units in Delta, CO
Most common industries in Delta, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Food (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.0%)
  • Food (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (19.0%)
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Food (3.6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Delta, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)

Average climate in Delta, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Delta, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 54.2. This is better than average.

City:

54.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2016 was 47.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

47.2
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Delta-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 238% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 517.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 473.9 miles away from Delta center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 324.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 566.4 miles away from Delta center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 548.6 miles away from Delta center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 41.1 miles away from Delta center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Delta County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Delta topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Delta:

  • DELTA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1501 E 3RD STREET)
  • DELTA MONTROSE HOME HEALTH SERVICES (70 STAFFORD LANE #103)
  • HUMAN TOUCH HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY INC DELTA (540 MAIN STREET #112)
  • DELTA CARE CTR (1102 GRAND AVE)
  • WILLOW TREE CARE CENTER (2050 SOUTH MAIN STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Delta:

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College/University in Delta:

  • Delta Montrose Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 306; Location: 1765 US Hwy 50; Public; Website: www.dmtc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Delta:

  • Colorado Mesa University (about 35 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 7,671)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 64 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 69 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 102 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • San Juan College (about 137 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Adams State University (about 148 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 168 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)

Public high schools in Delta:

Public elementary/middle schools in Delta:

Private elementary/middle school in Delta:

  • DELTA SDA SCHOOL (Students: 11, Location: 762 MEEKER ST, Grades: 2-8)
See full list of schools located in Delta

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Hawkins Field was changed with the FAA in June 2003 and is now called Westwinds Airpark. There are homes and hangars on the runway. Same ID (D17)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Delta: Delta County Ambulance District (A), Delta Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Delta Cemetery (1), Memory Gardens Cemetery (2), Mesa View Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Uncompahgre River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Delta County Historical Society (Museums; 251 Meeker Street), Fort Uncompahgre Living History Museum (205 Gunnison River Drive), Blonds Unique Travel Club (1432 Bluff Street).

Hotels: Four Seasons Lock Smithing LLC (577 Ash Mesa Road), Four Seasons River Inn & RV Park (676 Highway 50), Comfort Inn Delta (180 Gunnison River Drive), El-D-Rado Motel (702 Main Street), Best Western Sundance (903 Main Street).

Court: Colorado State Government - Courts- Delta County Combined Court (501 Palmer Street).

Birthplace of: Chuck Cottier - Baseball player and coach.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Delta and their reported violations in the past:

ROSY LANE CG (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
NORTH BANK CG (Population served: 47, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SUNSHINE CG (Population served: 46, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2010)
PITKIN CG (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Delta that have no violations reported:

  • DELTA CITY OF (Population served: 8,300, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • MENOKEN WD (Population served: 3,500, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • ONE MILE CG (Population served: 86, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SILVER JACK CG (Population served: 36, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.2%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Delta in 2010:

  • 48 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 42 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Delta in 2000:

  • 44 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Delta (2011 data):

  • Alpine Bank: Delta Branch at 1660 State Highway 92, branch established on 2007/11/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,256.5 mil, Deposits: $1,918.7 mil, headquarters in Glenwood Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Alpine Banks Of Colorado
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Delta Branch at 488 Highway 92, branch established on 1993/08/16. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • First Colorado National Bank: First National Bank, Delta - Paonia at 150 Gunnison River Drive, branch established on 2002/11/01. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $47.0 mil, Deposits: $38.5 mil, headquarters in Paonia, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First Colorado Financial Corp.
  • Bank of Colorado: Delta Branch at 145 West 4th Street, branch established on 1999/02/16. Info updated 2006/09/15: Bank assets: $2,140.7 mil, Deposits: $1,783.1 mil, headquarters in Fort Collins, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Delta Branch at 500 Palmer Street, branch established on 1964/05/18. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • MontroseBank: N. Grand Avenue Branch at 1443 Mesa View Drive, branch established on 2002/09/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $221.4 mil, Deposits: $198.1 mil, headquarters in Montrose, CO, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Mountain Company
  • Bank of the West: Delta Branch at 402 Main Street, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Academy Bank, National Association: Delta Branch at 37 Stafford Lane, branch established on 2007/06/06. Info updated 2008/06/10: Bank assets: $282.1 mil, Deposits: $218.0 mil, headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 54 total offices, Holding Company: Dickinson Financial Corporation Ii

For population 15 years and over in Delta:

Marital status in Delta, CO
  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

For population 25 years and over in Delta:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Delta
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Delta, CO (based on Delta County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,23836
Catholic3,6304
Other1,6769
Mainline Protestant1,61511
Orthodox961
None19,697-
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: 8
Delta County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Delta County:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Delta County:

10.26 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Delta County:

6.8%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Delta County:

19.7%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.2%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.4%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.6%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Delta:

28.6
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.4%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.3%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Delta:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Delta:

33.6%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

53.3%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Delta:

76.6%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Delta, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$79,688$68,3041$1,169
Parks and Recreation 12$29,010$29,01091$36,216
Water Supply 8$51,416$77,1240$0
Streets and Highways 8$23,051$34,5770$0
Electric Power 7$30,290$51,9260$0
Police - Other 6$13,717$27,4340$0
Financial Administration 5$21,858$52,4590$0
Natural Resources 5$28,603$68,6472$3,480
Other Government Administration 4$19,614$58,8420$0
Sewerage 3$14,861$59,4440$0
Solid Waste Management 2$7,484$44,9040$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$8,406
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 74$319,592$51,82696$49,271

Delta government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $298,000 ($33.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $217,000 ($24.59)
    Water Utilities: $74,000 ($8.39)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($2.04)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($1.70)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($0.79)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,806,000 ($544.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,064,000 ($347.27)
    Police Protection: $1,742,000 ($197.44)
    Water Utilities: $1,664,000 ($188.60)
    Sewerage: $1,200,000 ($136.01)
    Regular Highways: $882,000 ($99.97)
    Central Staff Services: $651,000 ($73.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $454,000 ($51.46)
    Financial Administration: $431,000 ($48.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $249,000 ($28.22)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $165,000 ($18.70)
    General Public Buildings: $96,000 ($10.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $73,000 ($8.27)
    Health - Other: $42,000 ($4.76)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $144,000 ($16.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,685,000 ($190.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,221,000 ($478.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $197,000 ($22.33)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($4.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,572,000 ($744.87)

Delta government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,254,000 ($142.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,195,000 ($135.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $634,000 ($71.86)
    Other: $474,000 ($53.72)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $12,000 ($1.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $486,000 ($55.08)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $40,000 ($4.53)
    Other: $10,000 ($1.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $795,000 ($90.11)
    Fines and Forfeits: $156,000 ($17.68)
    Interest Earnings: $123,000 ($13.94)
    Sale of Property: $22,000 ($2.49)
    Rents: $15,000 ($1.70)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,340,000 ($605.24)
    Water Utilities: $1,878,000 ($212.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $349,000 ($39.56)
    Highways: $319,000 ($36.16)
    Public Welfare: $36,000 ($4.08)
    Sewerage: $33,000 ($3.74)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,050,000 ($232.35)
    Public Utilities Sales: $572,000 ($64.83)
    Severance: $101,000 ($11.45)
    Other License: $78,000 ($8.84)
    Motor Vehicle License: $33,000 ($3.74)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $32,000 ($3.63)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $27,000 ($3.06)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.34)

Delta government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,216,000 ($3651.37)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,310,000 ($3548.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $906,000 ($102.69)

Delta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,075,000 ($2048.62)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,520,000 ($2325.74)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $239,000 ($27.09)

8.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,532 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.99%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Mesa County, CO  1.28% ($37,540 average AGI)
from Montrose County, CO  1.14% ($28,298)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.36% ($60,051)


6.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,263 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Mesa County, CO  1.24% ($40,710 average AGI)
to Montrose County, CO  0.91% ($38,021)
to Garfield County, CO  0.21% ($41,091)
Businesses in Delta, CO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Kroger1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Big O Tires1Rodeway Inn1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Curves1Subway2
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1Toyota1
FedEx4U-Haul2
Ford1UPS3
GNC1Vons1
H&R Block1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Delta:

  • KDTA (1400 AM; 1 kW; DELTA, CO; Owner: MONUMENT MEDIA LLC)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Delta:

  • KDEA-LP (99.1 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: COLORADO, STATE OF, TELECOM SERVS)
  • KKNN (95.1 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KSTR-FM (96.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: LEGGETT BROADCASTING, INC)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KPRU (103.3 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KVMT (89.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • KRYD (104.9 FM; NORWOOD, CO; Owner: ROCKY III INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KZKS (105.3 FM; RIFLE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • KJYE (92.3 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KLXV (91.9 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Delta:

  • K52BC (Channel 52; DELTA, ETC., CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K02GJ (Channel 2; DELTA, ETC., CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • K12HV (Channel 12; DELTA, ETC., CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
Delta fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Delta fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 197ft / 60.4mTotal length
  • 32,430Total average daily traffic
  • 2,547Total average daily truck traffic
  • 45,306Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Delta, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Delta, CO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Delta)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Delta, CO)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Delta)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Delta)

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 35. The highest number of fires - 104 took place in 2009, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Delta, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (65.4%), and Structure Fires (18.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Delta, CO
    • 29965.4%Outside Fires
    • 8518.6%Structure Fires
    • 5912.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 143.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Delta, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Delta, Colorado:

  • Riverwood Inn, 677 Hwy 50 N, Delta, Colorado 81416 , Phone: (970) 874-5787
  • Quality Inn, 180 Gunnison River Dr, Delta, Colorado 81416 , Phone: (970) 874-1000
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Delta, Colorado
Most common first names in Delta, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8879.4 years
Robert8772.0 years
Mary8180.5 years
William7778.3 years
James7174.2 years
Charles6277.0 years
George4776.4 years
Margaret3683.9 years
Joseph3277.6 years
Ruth3180.3 years
Most common last names in Delta, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6080.1 years
Davis3781.7 years
Jones2771.0 years
Brown2478.6 years
Anderson2379.4 years
Johnson2284.4 years
Williams2280.1 years
White2173.3 years
Roberts2073.0 years
Wilson2079.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Delta, CO
  • 85.6%Utility gas
  • 5.8%Electricity
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Coal or coke
  • 1.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Delta, CO
  • 62.2%Utility gas
  • 26.1%Electricity
  • 6.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.8%Wood


Delta compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Delta on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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  • Levi Mcleod (3)
  • Charles Kelly Cox (2)
  • Brian Wade Johnson (1)
  • James William Slaughter (1)
  • David Robert Loveland (1)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2020.