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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.

People

Total Population 36,794
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 18,046
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 48.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,219
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.2%
Median Gross Rent $842
Median House Value $158,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.7%
Irish 14.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Delaware Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 23 miles N of Columbus, Ohio
County Delaware
Metro Area Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 43015
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.298
Longitude -83.068

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)

Station DELAWARE
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station MARYSVILLE
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
Station CENTERBURG 2 SE
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashley 1,186 $45,739
Galena 745 $100,313
Magnetic Springs 260 $42,917

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Delaware Public Libraries

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

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Delaware Hospitals

GRADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
561 W CENTRAL AVE
(740) 369-8711
Emergency Service: Yes

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Delaware High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

RUTHERFORD B HAYES HIGH SCHOOL
289 EUCLID AVE
740-833-1010
Serves 1,275 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

BUCKEYE VALLEY LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL
901 COOVER RD
740-363-1349
Serves 726 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

WILLIAM K WILLIS (RJCF)
7990 DUBLIN RD
740-881-3550
A Special Education School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 94 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.2

SCIOTO RIVER (SJCF)
5993 HOME RD
740-881-3250
A Special Education School
Title I eligible, not participating.

DELAWARE AREA CAREER CENTER NORTH CAMPUS
1685 BOWTOWN RD.
740-363-1993
A Vocational School

DELAWARE AREA CAREER CENTER SOUTH CAMPUS
4565 COLUMBUS PIKE
740-548-0708
A Vocational School

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