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Overview

Introduction to Delta, Colorado

Located in Delta County, Delta, Colorado, is 173 miles W of Lakewood, Colorado (center to center) and 175 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Delta History

Delta is a municipality surrounded by mountains, and is situated between Grand Junction and Montrose. The US Forest Service headquarters and the Uncompahgre National Forests are located in the city. The city covers an area of 5.5 square miles, and was officially incorporated into the state in 1882.

Delta and nearby Attractions

  • Delta County Museum
  • Sweitzer Lake State Park
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Devil's Thumb Golf Course
  • Uncompahgre National Forests

Things To Do In Delta

Delta features a wide variety of recreational opportunities. History buffs can visit the Fort Uncompahgre Living History Museum, which was established in the year 1826. The city has numerous parks including the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Crawford State Park, and many others. In addition, there is the Devil's Thumb 18-hole golf course, Confluence Lake and Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Recreation at Delta also includes hiking, hunting, and skiing. The local festivals are the Deltarado Days, and the Delta Uncompahgre Blues Festival & Council Tree Pow Wow.

Delta Transportation

Montrose Regional Airport serves as Delta's primary airport.

Delta Higher Education

Mesa State College, Colorado Mountain College, and Western State College of Colorado offer opportunities to pursue college level education.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,813
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens21.9%
Employed Population 16+3,352
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married46.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,286
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,886
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,368

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,585
% Above Poverty Level82.6%
% Below Poverty Level17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$821
Median House Value$152,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.7%
Irish10.8%
English10%
Scottish3.8%
French Except Basque3.5%
Italian2.5%
Swedish1.6%
Polish1.5%
Norwegian0.9%
Canadian0.9%
Danishn0.7%
Russian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Slovene0.4%
Czech0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Greek0.3%
German0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Finnish0.1%
African0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Delta Almanac

CategoryValue
County Delta County
Standard Zip Codes81416
Phone Area Codes970
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude38.74
Approximate Longitude-108.07

Delta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDELTA
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 39 F
Apr Temp33 to 65 F
Jul Temp55 to 92 F
Oct Temp34 to 69 F
Annual Precip7.6 inches
StationMONTROSE NO 2
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 37 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 87 F
Oct Temp36 to 65 F
Annual Precip9.7 inches
StationPALISADE
Distance30 miles
Jan Temp17 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 67 F
Jul Temp63 to 94 F
Oct Temp41 to 70 F
Annual Precip10.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cedaredge2,266$36,534
Crawford279$0
Hotchkiss967$43,235
Montrose19,016$56,655
Olathe1,878$41,813

Delta Public Libraries

Delta County Public Library District
149 E. MAIN
Delta, Colorado
(970) 399-7878

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Delta Hospitals

Delta County Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1501 E 3rd Street
(970) 874-7681

Delta Public Schools

Backpack Early Learning Academy
822 Grand Avenue
ZIP: 81416
Primary
Total Enrollment 201
Delta Academy Of Applied Learning
239 E 6th Street
ZIP: 81416
Middle
Total Enrollment 25
Delta County Opportunity School
822 Grand Avenue
ZIP: 81416
High
Total Enrollment 101
Delta County Virtual Academy
822 Grand Avenue
ZIP: 81416
Delta High School
1400 Pioneer Road
ZIP: 81416
High
Total Enrollment 629
Delta Middle School
910 Grand Avenue
ZIP: 81416
Middle
Total Enrollment 494
Delta Vision School
1080 Pioneer Rd
ZIP: 81416
Other
Total Enrollment 503
Garnet Mesa Elementary School
600 A Street
ZIP: 81416
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Lincoln Elementary School
1050 Hastings
ZIP: 81416
Primary
Total Enrollment 507

Delta Private Schools

Delta Sda School
762 Meeker St
ZIP: 81416
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Redeemer Lutheran Tiny Treasures
1000 Pioneer Rd
ZIP: 81416
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
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