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Overview

Introduction to Delaware, Ohio

Delaware, Ohio, in Delaware county, is 23 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Columbus metropolitan area with. 

Delaware History

Delaware was originally inhabited by Delaware Native Americans. The community was officially founded in 1808. According to one tradition, the city derived its name from the Delaware Indian tribes. The city was incorporated in 1816, and Ohio Wesleyan University was established in Delaware in 1842. The city was also the birthplace of President Rutherford B. Hayes. In April of 1851, the first railroad was constructed in the area.

Delaware and Nearby Attractions

  • Nash House Museum
  • Perkins Observatory
  • Harding Home
  • Olentangy Indian Caverns
  • Delaware State Park
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Things To Do In Delaware

The Delaware County Cultural Arts Center, the Nash House Museum, the Wyandot Popcorn Museum and the Olentangy Indian Caverns are all accessible from Delaware. Camping, hiking and fishing can be enjoyed at the Alum Creek State Park. The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Six Flags Wyandot Lake and historic sites like the birthplaces of President Warren G. Harding and Benjamin Russell Hanby are popular attractions in the area as well. The city of Delaware also organizes a number of events throughout the year, including the Little Brown Jug Harness Race every September.

Delaware Transportation

Port Columbus International Airport is nearby.

Delaware Higher Education

The city of Delaware is home to Ohio Wesleyan University. Otterbein College, the Devry Institute of Technology and Capital University are all nearby as well.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,554
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+18,630
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married50.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.3%
Median Earnings25+$40,944
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,431
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,673

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,310
% Above Poverty Level90.2%
% Below Poverty Level9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$861
Median House Value$161,100

Ancestry

German29.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.8%
Irish14.7%
English12.5%
Italian6.1%
French Except Basque3%
Scottish2.8%
Polish2.1%
Welsh1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Russian0.8%
Swiss0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Romanian0.5%
African0.5%
Greek0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Czech0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
British0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Somali0.1%
South African0.1%
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Delaware Almanac

CategoryValue
County Delaware County
Standard Zip Codes43015
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.29
Approximate Longitude-83.08

Delaware Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDELAWARE
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.5 inches
StationMARYSVILLE
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.6 inches
StationCENTERBURG 2 SE
Distance22.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ashley1,426$49,250
Galena719$103,929
Magnetic Springs263$51,250
Ostrander1,041$80,250
Powell12,436$146,442
Waldo358$59,861

Delaware Public Libraries

Delaware County District Library
84 E. WINTER ST.
Delaware, Ohio
(740) 362-3861

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Delaware Hospitals

Grady Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
561 West Central Avenue
(740) 368-5145

Delaware Public Schools

Buckeye Valley Local High School
901 Coover Rd
ZIP: 43015
(740) 363-1349
High
Total Enrollment 695
Buckeye Valley Local Middle School
683 Coover Rd
ZIP: 43015
(740) 363-6626
Middle
Total Enrollment 743
Cheshire Elementary
2681 Gregory Rd
ZIP: 43015
(740) 657-5750
Primary
Total Enrollment 683
David Smith Elementary School
355 N Liberty St
ZIP: 43015
(740) 833-1350
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Delaware Area Career Center North Campus
1685 Bowtown Rd
ZIP: 43015
(740) 363-1993
High
Delaware Area Career Center South Campus
4565 Columbus Pike
ZIP: 43015
(740) 548-0708
High
Ervin Carlisle Elementary School
746 St Rt 37 W
ZIP: 43015
(740) 833-1450
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Frank B Willis Intermediate Middle School
74 W William St
ZIP: 43015
(740) 833-1700
Middle
Total Enrollment 806
James Conger Elementary School
10 Channing St
ZIP: 43015
(740) 833-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
John C Dempsey Middle School
599 Pennsylvania Ave
ZIP: 43015
(740) 833-1800
Middle
Total Enrollment 876
Laura Woodward Elementary School
200 S Washington St
ZIP: 43015
(740) 833-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Robert F Schultz Elementary School
499 Applegate Ln
ZIP: 43015
(740) 833-1400
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Rutherford B Hayes High School
289 Euclid Ave
ZIP: 43015
(740) 833-1010
High
Total Enrollment 1414
Scioto River (william K Willis)
5993 Home Rd
ZIP: 43015
(740) 881-3250

Delaware Private Schools

Enchanted Care Kids Campus Delaware
7376 Gooding Blvd Bldg 2
ZIP: 43015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Grace Community School Of Delaware Ohio
715 W William St
ZIP: 43015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
St Mary Elementary School
66 E William St
ZIP: 43015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 367
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