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Delaware County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2015: 17,739 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 18,404 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,414
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,220
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,329
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,428 (it was 1,505 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%

Land area: 578 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Delaware County: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (43.4%), Educational, health and social services (22.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 33%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 64%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Delaware County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 8,856  (49.9%)
Females: 8,883  (50.1%)
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Delaware County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Delaware County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $61,631 ($37,168 in 1999)

This county:

$61,631
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $441 (lower quartile is $360, upper quartile is $590)
This county:

$441
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $145,420 (it was $83,900 in 2000)
Delaware:

$145,420
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,018 - $200,742
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,117
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $439

Institutionalized population: 158

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 14
  • Thefts: 8
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 14
  • Thefts: 10
  • Auto thefts: 1
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $202,200
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $198,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,048 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,958 (1.7%)

Delaware County household income distribution in 2009 Delaware County home values distribution Delaware County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.4%
Delaware County:

9.4%
Iowa:

11.8%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 77.8% for Black residents, 52.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.0 years old
(Males: 42.3 years old, Females: 43.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.5 years old, Black residents: 19.7 years old, American Indian residents: 6.2 years old, Asian residents: 14.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.5 years old, Other race residents: 45.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Delaware County is $388 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $512 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $662 a month.

Cities in this county include: Manchester, Earlville, Hopkinton, Delhi, Colesburg, Ryan, Greeley, Delaware, Dundee, Masonville.

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

2012 air pollution in Delaware County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 16.7 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Delaware County: Latham (A), Newark (B), Greenside (C), Colfax Township Hall (D), Shelton Hog Farm (E), Industry (F), Bushy Creek Campground (G), Lena (H), Roelyn (I), Gypsum (J), Tara (K), Harlan Rogers Sports Complex (L), Lakeside Municipal Golf Course (M), Deer Creek Township Hall (N), Mineral City Speedway (O), Fort Dodge Regional Airport Fire and Rescue (P), Fort Dodge Center Library (Q), Colfax Townhall (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Delaware County include: Swede Bend Church (A), Trinity Lutheran Church (B), Calvary Church (C), Calvary Baptist Church (D), Mission Followers of Jesus Christ (E), Otho-Kalo Community Church (F), Fulton Lutheran Church (G), Immanuel Lutheran Church (H), McGuire Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Grove Cemetery (1), Otho Cemetery (2), Our Saviour Cemetery (3), Blanchard Cemetery (4), Blossom Hill Cemetery (5), Pioneer Cemetery (6), Swedish Lutheran Church Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Badger Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Allen Creek (A), Badger Creek (B), Boone River (C), Bradys Creek (D), Brushy Creek (E), Spring Creek (F), South Branch Lizard Creek (G), Skillet Creek (H), Deer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Delaware County include: Brushy Creek State Park (1), Deception Hollow Public Fishing Site (2), Dolliver Memorial State Park (3), McCarville Park (4), Deer Creek Area (5), Becker Wildlife Area (6), Bob Hay Memorial Conservation Area (7), Liska-Stanek Prairie (8), Prairie Pond Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Boone County , Buena Vista County , Calhoun County , Otsego County, New York , Marshall County , Pocahontas County , Sac County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 557
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 210 (35.7% naturalized citizens)

Delaware County:

1.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 47
  • 2000 to 2009: 59
  • 1990 to 1999: 30
  • 1980 to 1989: 13
  • 1970 to 1979: 28
  • Before 1970: 43
Note: State values scaled to Delaware County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.2%

Delaware County marital status for males Delaware County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,086
  • One, attached: 123
  • Two: 125
  • 3 or 4: 323
  • 5 to 9: 47
  • 10 to 19: 46
  • 20 to 49: 72
  • 50 or more: 28
  • Mobile homes: 326

Housing units in Delaware County with a mortgage: 3,116 (125 second mortgage, 376 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,454

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Delaware County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,4949
Mainline Protestant4,01616
Evangelical Protestant7555
Other1881
None5,311-
Delaware County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Delaware County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Delaware County:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Delaware County:

7.9%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Delaware County:

27.8%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Delaware County:

Average size of farms: 276 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $151,863
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $232.17
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.91%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $134,477
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 78.55%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $115,184
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.99%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.79
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 19.94%
Corn for grain: 154494 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 103 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 81634 harvested acres
Vegetables: 20 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Delaware County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1303345.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 24 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/4/1977, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Delaware County-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 333.1 miles away from Delaware County 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 311.8 miles away from the county 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 145.3 miles away from the county 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 363.5 miles away from the county 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 332.8 miles away from Delaware County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 318.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to October 03, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4289: October 31, 2016, FEMA Id: 4289, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 2013 to June 28, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4135: July 31, 2013, FEMA Id: 4135, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 03, 2002 to June 25, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1420: June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1420, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 16, 1999 to May 29, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1277: May 21, 1999, FEMA Id: 1277, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Delaware County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (29%)
  • Germany (22%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Brazil (8%)
  • India (4%)
  • Laos (4%)
  • England (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Delaware County (%):

  • German (58%)
  • American (9%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (1%)
  • Norwegian (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Delaware County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,070 (79.8%)
  • Carpooled: 410 (5.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 24 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 35 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 238 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 880 (11.6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Delaware County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 233 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
158 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
59 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,132.

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.
3.22% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($27,769 average AGI)
0.97% relocated from other states ($11,951 average AGI)
Delaware County:

0.97%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Buchanan County, IA  0.25% ($6,529)
from Jones County, IA  0.18% ($41,417)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.16% ($37,000)


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.
4.42% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($26,199 average AGI)
1.08% relocated to other states ($7,982 average AGI)
Delaware County:

1.08%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.35% ($26,500)
to Jones County, IA  0.30% ($32,238)
to Buchanan County, IA  0.29% ($22,000)
to Polk County, IA  0.17% ($31,083)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Delaware County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Delaware County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Delaware County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Delaware County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Delaware County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,042 (2,749 aged, 293 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 237 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Delaware County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (263)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (162)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (130)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (120)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (99)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (78)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (73)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (69)
  • Unspecified dementia (54)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (46)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.53
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,924
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 138
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29,501

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,054
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 888
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 33

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,739
  • In family households: 14,966 (2,824 male householders, 2,133 female householders)
    3,974 spouses, 5,085 children (4,791 natural, 88 adopted, 207 stepchildren), 184 grandchildren, 40 brothers or sisters, 168 parents, 83 other relatives, 444 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,522 (932 male householders (772 living alone)), 1,101 female householders (966 living alone)), 488 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 234

Size of family households: 2,610 2-persons, 939 3-persons, 697 4-persons, 429 5-persons, 162 6-persons, 149 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,738 1-person, 232 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 72 5-persons.

2,855 married couples with children.
1,054 single-parent households (517 men, 537 women).

97.5% of residents of Delaware speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (19% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 75% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $83,939,000 ($4,646 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $923,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $36,240,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,209,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,689,000
Federal grants: $11,720,000
Federal procurement contracts: $712,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,369,000 ($1,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,966,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,032,000
Federal Government insurance: $58,973,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,098
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 809
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -4
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -628
Here -35 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Delaware County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.01 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 213
  • 2000 to 2009: 791
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,043
  • 1980 to 1989: 558
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,344
  • 1960 to 1969: 800
  • 1950 to 1959: 419
  • 1940 to 1949: 328
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,558
Note: State values scaled to Delaware population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Delaware County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Delaware County population
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 74
  • 4 rooms: 353
  • 5 rooms: 854
  • 6 rooms: 1,241
  • 7 rooms: 854
  • 8 rooms: 878
  • 9+ rooms: 1,289
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 52
  • 3 rooms: 270
  • 4 rooms: 235
  • 5 rooms: 279
  • 6 rooms: 244
  • 7 rooms: 148
  • 8 rooms: 81
  • 9+ rooms: 99
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Delaware County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Delaware County population
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 106
  • 2 bedrooms: 963
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,458
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,542
  • 5+ bedrooms: 524
  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 312
  • 2 bedrooms: 422
  • 3 bedrooms: 484
  • 4 bedrooms: 141
  • 5+ bedrooms: 80
Cars and other vehicles available in Delaware County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Delaware County population
  • no vehicle: 79
  • 1 vehicle: 928
  • 2 vehicles: 2,218
  • 3 vehicles: 1,508
  • 4 vehicles: 610
  • 5+ vehicles: 267
  • no vehicle: 206
  • 1 vehicle: 669
  • 2 vehicles: 361
  • 3 vehicles: 173
  • 4 vehicles: 43
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

89% of Delaware County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 368% lived in Iowa.

Delaware County:

89.1%
State average:

84.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 15,211
  • Other state: 2,154
  • Northeast: 84
  • Midwest: 1,476
  • South: 346
  • West: 244

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Delaware County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (51.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.5%)
  • Electricity (7.7%)
  • Wood (4.4%)
  • Other fuel (2.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (38.0%)
  • Electricity (29.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.7%)
  • Wood (3.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 221
Here:

12.1%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 52
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 128
Here:

29.3%
Iowa:

23.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Delaware County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $2,280,000
    Regular Highways: $956,000
    General Public Buildings: $64,000
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000
    Police Protection: $19,000
    General - Other: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $17,840,000
    Health - Other: $1,669,000
    General - Other: $1,496,000
    Police Protection: $797,000
    Regular Highways: $755,000
    Central Staff Services: $459,000
    Financial Administration: $242,000
    Correctional Institutions: $149,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $139,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000
    General Public Buildings: $71,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $60,000
    Libraries: $48,000
    Local Fire Protection: $46,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $62,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $43,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $3,436,000
    Hospitals: $632,000
    Financial Administration: $166,000
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $57,000
    Police Protection: $36,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,678,000

Delaware County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $19,395,000
    All Other: $134,000
    Parks and Recreation: $67,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $90,000
    All Other: $70,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $220,000
    Interest Earnings: $94,000
    Rents: $29,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
    Special Assessments: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,673,000
    General Local Government Support: $922,000
    Health and Hospitals: $423,000
    Public Welfare: $305,000
    All Other: $217,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,463,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $700,000
    Other License: $184,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $77,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $18,000

Delaware County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,826,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,452,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $874,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $500,000

Delaware County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,522,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 202
  • Number of aged recipients: 24
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 178
  • Number of recipients under 18: 18
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 144
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 40
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 106
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 77
Delaware County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Delaware County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Delaware County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12376.1 years
William9477.3 years
Mary8680.3 years
Donald6572.8 years
Robert6370.3 years
George5880.3 years
Helen5478.9 years
Harold5177.4 years
James5172.9 years
Frank4879.9 years
Most common last names in Delaware County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wilson4976.2 years
Smith4479.0 years
Miller3679.9 years
Robinson3482.0 years
Johnson3380.1 years
Brown2882.2 years
Hansel2380.5 years
Moser2177.9 years
Gibbs2180.4 years
Lubben2075.9 years
Businesses in Delaware County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1New Balance1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1SAS Shoes1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets5