Delphos, Ohio

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Delphos, Ohio

Introduction to Delphos, Ohio

Delphos, Ohio, in Allen county, is 45 miles SE of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center) and 70 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio. The city is included in the Lima metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, 6,944 people lived in Delphos.

Delphos History

Delphos was founded by Reverend John O. Bredeick and Ferdinand Bredeick, his brother. It was established in the midst of the Great Black Swamp in 1844. In 1845, the brothers platted the east and west sides of the city, which was a town at that point. The towns, named East and West Bredeick, were founded on the Miami & Erie Canal which also opened that year. Delphos was officially incorporated on February 7, 1851.

Delphos and Nearby Attractions

  • Allen County Museum
  • Fort Amanda
  • Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
  • Black Pine Animal Park
  • Schedel Arboretum and Gardens
  • Swiss Valley

Things To Do In Delphos

Museums in the area include Allen County Museum, Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum, and the Bicycle Museum of America. Historic sites such as Fort Amanda, Fort Recovery, and the Limberlost State Historic Site are situated nearby. There are also several parks in the region, namely, Grand Lake St. Marys State Park, Independence Dam State Park, and Indian Lake State Park. Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, and Schedel Arboretum and Gardens are other popular destinations near Delphos.

Delphos Transportation

Fort Wayne International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Delphos Higher Education

James A Rhodes State College, Ohio State University - Lima and University of Northwestern Ohio are nearby colleges.

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 16% Delphos Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Delphos, Ohio

Comparing Delphos to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

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

The People

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
Median Family Income 5 5
College Educated Adults 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4
Public Transportation Use 3 4
Working at Home 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
Affordability of Rents 8 7
People Living Alone 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4
Housing Recently Built 2 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Delphos Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles SE of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio
County Allen
Metro Area Lima
Standard Zip Codes 45833
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.843
Longitude -84.341

Delphos Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VAN WERT 1 S
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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Delphos Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,944 100%
Male 3,400 49%
Female 3,544 51%
Under 18 1,858 26.8%
18+ 5,086 73.2%
65+ 1,142 16.4%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 3.08
White 6,849 98.6%
African-American 19 0.3%
Asian 13 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.1%
Other 17 0.2%
Mixed Race 36 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 53 0.8%

Estimated Delphos Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,820
Growth -124
Growth % -1.8%

Delphos 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
German 66.2%
US/American 9.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
Irish 4.4%
English 3.2%
Italian 2.6%
Polish 1.2%
Welsh 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
Scottish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Canadian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Delphos 6,944 $44,385
Elida 1,917 $58,750
Fort Jennings 432 $53,393
Middle Point 593 $37,279
Ottoville 873 $55,104
Spencerville 2,235 $40,625
Venedocia 160 $41,250

Delphos Public Libraries

Delphos Public Library
309 W. 2ND ST.
Delphos, Ohio
(419) 695-4015
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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