Delta, Missouri

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Delta, Missouri

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Delta strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Missouri):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Delta Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Delta, Missouri

Comparing Delta to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Missouri (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Senior Citizens 5 4
Age of the Population 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 8
Portion of People Married 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 6
People in Middle Class or Better 4 5
People Above Poverty 3 4
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 9
Housing Recently Built 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Rents 6 5
People Living Alone 5 4

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Delta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 103 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri
County Cape Girardeau
P.O. Box Zip Codes 63744
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.196
Longitude -89.736

Delta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
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Delta Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 517 100%
Male 250 48.4%
Female 267 51.6%
Under 18 132 25.5%
18+ 385 74.5%
65+ 74 14.3%
Median Age 36.1
Average Family Size 3.16
White 513 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.6%

Estimated Delta Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 536
Growth 19
Growth % 3.7%

Delta Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 40%
German 26.7%
Irish 11.2%
French (except Basque) 7.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
English 4.2%
Dutch 1.4%
French Canadian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Delta 517 $39,250
Allenville 104 $33,750
Chaffee 3,044 $34,671
Gordonville 425 $57,375
Kelso 527 $51,719
Oran 1,264 $36,985
Whitewater 113 $31,000
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Delta High Schools (2004)

Serves 150 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.6

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