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Delaware County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2016: 196,463 (81% urban, 19% rural); it was 109,989 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 42,667
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,687
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 31,902
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,406 (it was 7,772 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

32%

Land area: 442 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 444 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Delaware County: 96.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (19.2%), Educational, health and social services (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Delaware County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.2%)
  • Asian alone (5.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
Median resident age:  38.1 years
Ohio median age:  39.3 years
Males: 97,536  (49.6%)
Females: 98,927  (50.4%)
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Delaware County,OH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Delaware County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $101,693 ($67,258 in 1999)

This county:

$101,693
Ohio:

$52,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $791 (lower quartile is $661, upper quartile is $960)
This county:

$791
State:

$614


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $296,200 (it was $188,000 in 2000)
Delaware:

$296,200
Ohio:

$140,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $206,800 - $400,800

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $326,700
Here:

$326,700
State:

$180,767

Townhouses or other attached units: $212,832
Here:

$212,832
State:

$157,588

In 2-unit structures: $82,077
Here:

$82,077
State:

$135,691

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $166,802
Here:

$166,802
State:

$122,936

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $120,239
Here:

$120,239
State:

$140,420

Mobile homes: $37,242
Here:

$37,242
State:

$48,655
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,980
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $695

Institutionalized population: 881

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 14
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 380
  • Thefts: 722
  • Auto thefts: 65
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3061 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2001: 2647 buildings, average cost: $193,100
  • 2002: 2564 buildings, average cost: $192,900
  • 2003: 2793 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2004: 2312 buildings, average cost: $225,200
  • 2005: 1851 buildings, average cost: $271,100
  • 2006: 1165 buildings, average cost: $249,300
  • 2007: 979 buildings, average cost: $350,000
  • 2008: 566 buildings, average cost: $301,900
  • 2009: 491 buildings, average cost: $291,400
  • 2010: 573 buildings, average cost: $260,100
  • 2011: 610 buildings, average cost: $267,100
  • 2012: 794 buildings, average cost: $207,900
  • 2013: 969 buildings, average cost: $220,500
  • 2014: 828 buildings, average cost: $227,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $5,483 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,288 (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: 5.1%
Delaware County:

5.1%
Ohio:

14.6%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.1% for Black residents, 11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.2% for American Indian residents, 7.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 10.5% for other race residents, 10.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 38.1 years old
(Males: 37.7 years old, Females: 38.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.1 years old, Black residents: 31.6 years old, American Indian residents: 22.2 years old, Asian residents: 33.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.6 years old, Other race residents: 24.2 years old)

Area name: Columbus, OH HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Delaware County is $517 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $655 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $823 a month.

Cities in this county include: Delaware, Powell, Sunbury, Ashley, Shawnee Hills, Ostrander, Galena, Radnor, Kilbourne.

Delaware County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
43003Ashley5850.104.642.048.08174.082.001.255.50
43015Delaware1567116.506.483.769.2141.824.202.007.60
43021Galena39731.30.16.033.965.0183.084.602.807.80
43032Kilbourne84.802.792.151.7763.583.300.204.00
43035Lewis Center24527.90.14.793.194.287.573.902.405.80
43061Ostrander10719.804.973.034.8797.933.501.655.55
43065Powell108195.506.44.136.79106.24.602.408.10
43066Radnor7580.708.22.8915.21185.543.701.086.00
43074Sunbury52064.105.843.167.34125.813.551.906.50
43082Westerville36926.30.15.013.184.2183.974.001.907.30
43240Columbus1012.90.95.343.564.7488.813.701.307.35

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

2012 air pollution in Delaware County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Lake County, California , Hayes County, Nebraska , McLean County, Illinois , Sedgwick County, Colorado , Yuma County, Colorado , Wayne County, Indiana , Webster County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6,126
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 54.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 15,083 (55.9% naturalized citizens)

Delaware County:

7.7%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 2,387
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,943
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,322
  • 1980 to 1989: 729
  • 1970 to 1979: 444
  • Before 1970: 544
Note: State values scaled to Delaware County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 36.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 54,671
  • One, attached: 5,411
  • Two: 784
  • 3 or 4: 2,202
  • 5 to 9: 2,757
  • 10 to 19: 2,359
  • 20 to 49: 1,125
  • 50 or more: 1,169
  • Mobile homes: 942

Housing units in Delaware County with a mortgage: 42,500 (938 second mortgage, 8,675 home equity loan, 214 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,065

Here:

77.8% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Delaware County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,1005
Mainline Protestant14,63641
Evangelical Protestant12,23561
Other8,87217
Black Protestant1391
Orthodox1141
None116,118-
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: 17
Delaware County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Delaware County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 116
This county:

7.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Delaware County:

8.3%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Delaware County:

27.1%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Delaware County:

Average size of farms: 207 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $64,270
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $303.47
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.98%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $60,438
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 79.52%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $62,094
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.15%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 17.86%
Corn for grain: 29728 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 11360 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 76960 harvested acres
Vegetables: 125 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 55 acres

Earthquake activity:

Delaware County-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 150.1 miles away from Delaware County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 134.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.8 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 288.5 miles away from Delaware County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 153.1 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:

  • Ohio Severe Wind Storm associated with Tropical Depression Ike, Incident Period: September 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1805: October 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1805, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tropical Depression, Wind
  • Ohio Snow, Incident Period: March 07, 2008 to March 09, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3286: April 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 3286, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3250: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Ohio Severe Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1580: February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: 1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Ohio Snow, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to December 24, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3198: January 11, 2005, FEMA Id: 3198, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to June 21, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1519: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1519, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3055: January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: 3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Ohio TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 04, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-421: April 04, 1974, FEMA Id: 421, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • Ohio TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, Incident Period: April 14, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-191: April 14, 1965, FEMA Id: 191, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Delaware County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

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

  • India (33%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Russia (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Canada (2%)

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

  • German (20%)
  • American (12%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Delaware County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 74,314 (83.6%)
  • Carpooled: 4,271 (4.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 951 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 109 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,534 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 7,700 (8.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 1,550 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 572 people in nursing homes
  • 460 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 74 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in state prisons
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Delaware County, Ohio in 2010:

  • 1,464 people in college/university student housing
  • 537 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 195 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 149 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $98,012.

8.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($67,449 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
Ohio average:

4.72%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($647 average AGI)
Delaware County:

0.04%
Ohio average:

0.03%

6.16% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($45,601 average AGI)
1.85% relocated from other states ($21,202 average AGI)
Delaware County:

1.85%
Ohio average:

1.60%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Franklin County, OH  4.01% ($62,761 average AGI)
from Marion County, OH  0.23% ($34,689)
from Licking County, OH  0.19% ($52,667)
from Union County, OH  0.19% ($60,148)
from Morrow County, OH  0.16% ($36,883)
from Knox County, OH  0.11% ($44,847)
from Fairfield County, OH  0.08% ($52,920)


7.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($67,041 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Ohio average:

5.14%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($525 average AGI)
Delaware County:

0.05%
Ohio average:

0.04%

5.19% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($31,672 average AGI)
2.23% relocated to other states ($34,845 average AGI)
Delaware County:

2.23%
Ohio average:

2.02%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Franklin County, OH  3.55% ($45,483 average AGI)
to Marion County, OH  0.20% ($33,383)
to Morrow County, OH  0.18% ($39,461)
to Union County, OH  0.15% ($51,747)
to Licking County, OH  0.15% ($61,389)
to Knox County, OH  0.09% ($47,983)
to Cuyahoga County, OH  0.08% ($38,451)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Delaware County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Delaware County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Delaware County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.1%
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: 15,411 (13,669 aged, 1,742 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,830 (6%)

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, Ohio in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (952)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (889)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (670)
  • Unspecified dementia (541)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (539)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (384)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (371)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (288)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (274)
  • Congestive heart failure (244)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.7
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,730
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 53
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,688

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,555
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 451
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 96

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 77.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 39.4
  • Other - 38.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 196,463
  • In family households: 172,027 (28,246 male householders, 22,309 female householders)
    43,764 spouses, 66,707 children (62,064 natural, 2,571 adopted, 2,072 stepchildren), 4,399 grandchildren, 1,003 brothers or sisters, 1,630 parents, 2,290 other relatives, 1,679 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21,788 (8,013 male householders (6,470 living alone)), 10,049 female householders (8,755 living alone)), 3,726 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,648

Size of family households: 19,778 2-persons, 11,774 3-persons, 12,280 4-persons, 4,642 5-persons, 1,598 6-persons, 483 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,225 1-person, 2,763 2-persons, 74 3-persons.

43,377 married couples with children.
6,020 single-parent households (2,342 men, 3,678 women).

91.5% of residents of Delaware speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
2.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $385,100,000 ($2,702 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $25,261,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $168,357,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $52,398,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $25,495,000
Federal grants: $100,430,000
Federal procurement contracts: $17,235,000 ($9,640,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $21,185,000 ($4,760,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $543,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $205,569,000
Federal Government insurance: $48,592,000

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

Births: 11,006
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,657
Here:

24 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +363
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +30,170
Here +201 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Delaware County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.36 millions of gallons per day (7% from ground, 93% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

8.1
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,097
  • 2010 to 2013: 4,063
  • 2000 to 2009: 24,624
  • 1990 to 1999: 17,616
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,856
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,224
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,544
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,804
  • 1940 to 1949: 907
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,685
Note: State values scaled to Delaware population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Delaware County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Delaware County population
  • 1 room: 30
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 149
  • 4 rooms: 2,325
  • 5 rooms: 4,519
  • 6 rooms: 7,246
  • 7 rooms: 8,480
  • 8 rooms: 8,089
  • 9+ rooms: 23,727
  • 1 room: 301
  • 2 rooms: 617
  • 3 rooms: 2,506
  • 4 rooms: 4,296
  • 5 rooms: 2,202
  • 6 rooms: 1,778
  • 7 rooms: 1,045
  • 8 rooms: 683
  • 9+ rooms: 624
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Delaware County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Delaware County population
  • no bedroom: 30
  • 1 bedroom: 373
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,211
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,380
  • 4 bedrooms: 24,521
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5,050
  • no bedroom: 394
  • 1 bedroom: 2,580
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,048
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,684
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,320
  • 5+ bedrooms: 26
Cars and other vehicles available in Delaware County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Delaware County population
  • no vehicle: 568
  • 1 vehicle: 9,103
  • 2 vehicles: 27,296
  • 3 vehicles: 12,089
  • 4 vehicles: 3,513
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,996
  • no vehicle: 1,122
  • 1 vehicle: 8,131
  • 2 vehicles: 3,442
  • 3 vehicles: 1,225
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5+ vehicles: 98

89% of Delaware County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Ohio.

Delaware County:

89.2%
State average:

85.0%

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

  • This state: 136,470
  • Other state: 43,384
  • Northeast: 10,539
  • Midwest: 14,521
  • South: 14,034
  • West: 4,290

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Delaware County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.8%)
  • Electricity (13.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Electricity (48.9%)
  • Utility gas (44.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,475
Here:

14.1%
Ohio:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,159
Here:

9.2%
Ohio:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,468
Here:

37.2%
Ohio:

23.5%

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 - Regular Highways: $14,545,000
    Sewerage: $9,787,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,249,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,281,000
    General - Other: $490,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $55,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $13,124,000
    Police Protection: $11,771,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,399,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,123,000
    Regular Highways: $7,486,000
    General - Other: $5,788,000
    Sewerage: $5,713,000
    Financial Administration: $4,763,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,725,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,953,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,155,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,981,000
    Transit Utilities: $711,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $282,000
    Housing and Community Development: $192,000
    Solid Waste Management: $99,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,912,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $547,000
    Regular Highways: $59,000
    Corrections - Other: $31,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Central Staff Services: $72,000
    Health - Other: $45,000
    Police Protection: $32,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $7,665,000
    General Public Building: $2,729,000
    Regular Highways: $523,000
    Health - Other: $390,000
    Sewerage: $309,000
    Police Protection: $294,000
    Transit Utilities: $89,000
    Financial Administration: $62,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $37,000
    Correctional Institutions: $29,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $21,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,794,000

Delaware County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $31,745,000
    Sewerage: $20,255,000
    Regular Highways: $2,587,000
    Solid Waste Management: $116,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $416,000
    Transit Utilities: $92,000
    Public Welfare: $14,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,815,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,341,000
    Special Assessments: $825,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $812,000
    Sale of Property: $363,000
    Rents: $115,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $101,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $128,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,432,000
    Public Welfare: $5,313,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,299,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,576,000
    All Other: $3,511,000
    Transit Utilities: $513,000
    Housing and Community Development: $362,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $32,406,000
    Property: $13,755,000
    Other License: $1,942,000
    Other Selective Sales: $189,000

Delaware County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $101,899,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,366,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $34,990,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $34,600,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,899,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,366,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $390,000

Delaware County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $136,474,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,626,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 824
  • Number of aged recipients: 115
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 709
  • Number of recipients under 18: 108
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 532
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 184
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 300
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 357
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)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 29 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED984$193,0331,493$240,8717,186$225,208126$97,9216$2,726,333152$185,83610$115,200
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED61$200,066140$258,300487$234,60621$45,9521$227,00011$115,0918$94,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED104$188,760145$246,6691,638$237,651105$45,2761$1,300,00049$209,67318$59,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN93$185,817174$250,155985$230,25743$80,7672$210,50035$176,2001$115,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$197,08325$248,840280$239,73211$144,7270$07$88,5710$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 29 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED300$254,587263$245,4563$184,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED69$279,275109$263,2393$175,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED45$292,66750$290,8801$272,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$241,52234$261,7940$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$183,3643$348,3331$131,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Delaware County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary43880.8 years
Robert33272.4 years
John32473.9 years
William31773.7 years
James28370.3 years
Charles26274.4 years
Helen18980.7 years
George18576.4 years
Ruth18279.8 years
Dorothy15378.1 years
Most common last names in Delaware County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17874.6 years
Jones11580.1 years
Miller10476.9 years
Davis8176.9 years
Johnson7777.0 years
Clark6375.5 years
Wilson6276.6 years
Evans6074.9 years
Williams5872.6 years
Brown5675.5 years
Businesses in Delaware County, OH
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kroger3
Ace Hardware2Long John Silver's2
Advance Auto Parts3MasterBrand Cabinets7
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's5
Best Western1Meijer1
Blockbuster1New Balance1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike1
Burger King2OfficeMax1
CVS3Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn1Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel2
Days Inn1Starbucks3
Decora Cabinetry2Subway5
Dennys1T-Mobile2
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell2
Famous Footwear1Tim Hortons3
FedEx10Toyota1
Ford1True Value1
GNC2U-Haul6
GameStop1UPS7
H&R Block3Verizon Wireless2
Hilton1Waffle House1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's5
Kohl's1White Castle1

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  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"