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Delta County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2014: 29,870 (37% urban, 63% rural); it was 27,834 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,740
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,829
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,566
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,134 (it was 2,492 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

34%

Land area: 1142 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Delta County: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.8%), Educational, health and social services (16.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Delta County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (14.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years
Males: 15,045  (50.4%)
Females: 14,825  (49.6%)
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Delta County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Delta County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,361 ($32,785 in 1999)

This county:

$41361
Colorado:

$58823

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $644 (lower quartile is $448, upper quartile is $853)
This county:

$644
State:

$858


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $194,681 (it was $116,000 in 2000)
Delta:

$194,681
Colorado:

$240,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $115,095 - $269,706
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,195
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $333

Institutionalized population: 650

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 17
  • Burglaries: 42
  • Thefts: 79
  • Auto thefts: 20

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 30
  • Thefts: 59
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 114 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2008: 45 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $216,600
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $180,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $801 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $857 (0.5%)

Delta County household income distribution in 2009 Delta County home values distribution Delta County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.5%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Black residents, 30.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.7% for American Indian residents, 25.9% for other race residents, 27.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
Delta County:

15.9%
Colorado:

13.0%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.5% for Black residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.8% for American Indian residents, 25.2% for other race residents, 26.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 47 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Delta County is $487 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $574 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $788 a month.

Cities in this county include: Delta, Orchard City, Cedaredge, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford.

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

2012 air pollution in Delta County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 24.4 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bracken County, Kentucky , Mason County, West Virginia , Nevada County, California , Hocking County, Ohio , Moniteau County, Missouri , Prince William County, Virginia , Shawnee County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 538
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,165 (25% naturalized citizens)

Delta County:

4.2%
Whole state:

8.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 410
  • 1990 to 1994: 199
  • 1985 to 1989: 145
  • 1980 to 1984: 79
  • 1975 to 1979: 61
  • 1970 to 1974: 46
  • 1970 to 1974: 64
  • 1965 to 1969: 161

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.6%

Delta County marital status for males Delta County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,055
  • One, attached: 190
  • Two: 200
  • 3 or 4: 217
  • 5 to 9: 158
  • 10 to 19: 57
  • 20 or more: 44
  • Mobile homes: 2,376
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 77

Housing units in Delta County with a mortgage: 2,878 (259 second mortgage, 221 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,075

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Delta County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,23836
Catholic3,6304
Other1,6769
Mainline Protestant1,61511
Orthodox961
None19,697-
Delta 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: 8
Delta County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

10.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Delta County:

6.8%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Delta County:

19.7%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.2%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Delta County:

Average size of farms: 247 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $36,761
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $414.13
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.12%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $34,682
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.26%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 91.14%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $63,553
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.49
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.07%
Corn for grain: 2887 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 351 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,016 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,521 acres

Earthquake activity:

Delta County-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 229% 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 523.4 miles away from Delta County center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 474.9 miles away from the county 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 326.5 miles away from the county 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 576.0 miles away from the county 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 558.2 miles away from Delta County 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 46.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • ColoradoHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3224): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • ColoradoMcGruder Fire, Incident Period: July 3, 2004 to July 11, 2004, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 3, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2526, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • ColoradoWildfires, Incident Period: April 23, 2002 to August 6, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1421): June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1421, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • ColoradoSEVERE STORMS, MUDSLIDES, LANDSLIDES, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 27, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-719): July 27, 1984, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-719, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • ColoradoFLOODING, LANDSLIDES, Incident Period: July 6, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-396): July 6, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-396, Natural disaster type: Landslide, Flood
  • ColoradoHeavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 1970, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-293): September 22, 1970, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-293, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Delta County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (78%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (2%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • France (1%)
  • Vietnam (1%)

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

  • German (21%)
  • English (13%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Delta County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,827 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 1,606 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 13 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 27 (0%)
  • Walked: 608 (5%)
  • Other means: 53 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,063 (9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in Delta County, Colorado in 2000:

  • 467 people in state prisons
  • 168 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 115 people in nursing homes
  • 99 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 21 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Delta County, Colorado in 2010:

  • 459 people in state prisons
  • 134 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,686.

5.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
Colorado average:

9.68%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.32% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($17,885 average AGI)
2.48% relocated from other states ($14,503 average AGI)
Delta County:

2.48%
Colorado average:

4.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mesa County, CO  0.90% ($27,011 average AGI)
from Montrose County, CO  0.68% ($31,928)
from Denver County, CO  0.15% ($21,667)
from Garfield County, CO  0.15% ($33,267)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.15% ($43,133)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.14% ($23,857)
from El Paso County, CO  0.14% ($12,786)


7.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
Colorado average:

9.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.94% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($17,503 average AGI)
3.12% relocated to other states ($16,321 average AGI)
Delta County:

3.12%
Colorado average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mesa County, CO  1.31% ($30,644 average AGI)
to Montrose County, CO  0.82% ($27,859)
to El Paso County, CO  0.23% ($25,083)
to Denver County, CO  0.16% ($40,824)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.15% ($24,533)
to Garfield County, CO  0.14% ($30,786)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.13% ($104,231)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Delta County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Delta County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Delta County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Delta County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Delta County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,548 (5,803 aged, 745 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,068 (16%)

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 Delta County, Colorado in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (368)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (331)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (280)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (276)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (217)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (172)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (154)
  • Unspecified dementia (127)
  • Congestive heart failure (121)
  • Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (99)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 187.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 123.4
  • Other - 64.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,239
  • In family households: 25,516 (6,636 male householders, 2,016 female householders)
    7,137 spouses, 7,783 children (7,003 natural, 219 adopted, 561 stepchildren), 544 grandchildren, 177 brothers or sisters, 207 parents, 228 other relatives, 613 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,723 (1,943 male householders (1,597 living alone)), 2,108 female householders (1,889 living alone)), 672 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 713 (650 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,645 2-persons, 1,606 3-persons, 1,310 4-persons, 652 5-persons, 277 6-persons, 162 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,486 1-person, 496 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 18 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

4,857 married couples with children.
1,289 single-parent households (367 men, 922 women).

89.7% of residents of Delta County speak English at home.
8.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $173,179,000 ($5816 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,736,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $88,151,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,364,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $922,000
Federal grants: $31,529,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,333,000 ($1,698,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,880,000 ($66,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,255,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $33,537,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,542,000

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

Births: 1,660
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,681
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +374
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,795
Here:

+60 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Delta County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.21 millions of gallons per day (20% from ground, 80% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 79
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,149
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,688
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,691
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,511
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,048
  • 1950 to 1959: 712
  • 1940 to 1949: 865
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,746
Rooms in houses/apartments in Delta County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 35
  • 2 rooms: 84
  • 3 rooms: 319
  • 4 rooms: 1,041
  • 5 rooms: 2,248
  • 6 rooms: 2,188
  • 7 rooms: 1,206
  • 8 rooms: 694
  • 9+ rooms: 751
  • 1 room: 74
  • 2 rooms: 154
  • 3 rooms: 396
  • 4 rooms: 665
  • 5 rooms: 566
  • 6 rooms: 429
  • 7 rooms: 116
  • 8 rooms: 56
  • 9+ rooms: 36
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Delta County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 52
  • 1 bedroom: 371
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,273
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,260
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,305
  • 5+ bedrooms: 305
  • no bedroom: 92
  • 1 bedroom: 466
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,002
  • 3 bedrooms: 798
  • 4 bedrooms: 116
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Delta County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 302
  • 1 vehicle: 1,903
  • 2 vehicles: 3,553
  • 3 vehicles: 1,817
  • 4 vehicles: 738
  • 5+ vehicles: 253
  • no vehicle: 236
  • 1 vehicle: 1,047
  • 2 vehicles: 882
  • 3 vehicles: 246
  • 4 vehicles: 62
  • 5+ vehicles: 19

53% of Delta County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Colorado.

Delta County:

52.9%
State average:

45.7%

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

  • This state: 13662
  • Northeast: 1200
  • Midwest: 4583
  • South: 2618
  • West: 4463

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $96,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Delta County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (50.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.0%)
  • Electricity (11.6%)
  • Wood (10.5%)
  • Coal or coke (5.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Solar energy (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (45.9%)
  • Electricity (23.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.4%)
  • Wood (7.7%)
  • Coal or coke (4.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 394
Here:

12.8%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 118
Here:

7.5%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 54
Here:

11.9%
Colorado:

16.7%

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)

Delta County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $658,000
    Regular Highways: $299,000
    Housing & Community Development: $247,000
    Financial Administration: $204,000
    Parks & Recreation: $91,000
    Health - Other: $40,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
    Air Transportation: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,677,000
    Welfare - Other: $2,594,000
    Police Protection: $1,284,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,074,000
    Corrections - Other: $761,000
    Health Services - Other: $755,000
    Financial Administration: $639,000
    General - Other: $623,000
    Solid Waste Management: $463,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $430,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $411,000
    General Public Buildings: $319,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $195,000
    Parks & Recreation: $96,000
    Libraries: $82,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $61,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $51,000
    Air Transportation: $41,000
    Housing & Community Development: $27,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $335,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $125,000
    Regular Highways: $71,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $492,000
    Police Protection: $90,000
    Parks & Recreation: $89,000
    Libraries: $50,000
    General Public Building: $37,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $10,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $5,000
    Air Transportation: $4,000
    Central Staff: $4,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,086,000

Delta County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $7,000
  • Charges - All Other: $1,314,000
    Solid Waste Management: $676,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $599,000
    Health & Hospitals: $329,000
    All Other: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $17,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $446,000
    Interest Earnings: $414,000
    Special Assessments: $84,000
    Rents: $82,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,861,000
    Public Welfare: $2,411,000
    General Support: $480,000
    Health & Hospitals: $156,000
    Housing & Community Development: $86,000
    All Other: $39,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,601,000
    Total General Sales: $3,003,000
    NEC: $79,000
    Other Selective Sales: $65,000

Delta County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $4,559,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $270,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,019,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $540,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $270,000

Delta County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,651,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,019,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 461
  • Number of aged recipients: 82
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 379
  • Number of recipients under 18: 39
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 292
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 130
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 230
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 162
Delta County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Delta County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Delta County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John21578.7 years
William17078.2 years
Mary16680.9 years
Robert16273.4 years
James15173.9 years
Charles13677.4 years
George10876.9 years
Margaret8382.0 years
Ruth6880.9 years
Dorothy6780.5 years
Most common last names in Delta County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10078.7 years
Miller5278.3 years
Jones5274.4 years
Davis5280.2 years
Johnson4981.7 years
Brown4778.6 years
Wilson4578.8 years
Anderson4079.1 years
Williams3880.0 years
White3673.3 years
Businesses in Delta County, CO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets7
Ace Hardware3McDonald's1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Big O Tires1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rodeway Inn1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway4
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx7Toyota1
Ford1U-Haul5
GNC1UPS7
H&R Block2Vons1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger2Wendy's1

Delta County on our top lists:

  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"